We are an established group of experienced hikers dedicated to enjoying the countryside for its fresh air, green spaces and the opportunity for socialising and fitness. Our hikes are usually around 12 miles or more in distance and include as many hills as we can pack in. Most hikes involve a picnic lunch (bring your own), and occasionally a pub lunch (for which we will pre-order). You are welcome to join us if you can maintain an energetic pace up hills for 4-5 hours. But, please read the Terms and conditions, before you join. This is a group for adults who are responsible for their own health and safety.
We provide information about an activity and a meeting place and time. We ask for a donation to our main chosen charity ClientEarth (www.clientearth.org/air-pollution/) of £5 which is collected by the organiser in cash on the day.
Terms and Conditions
We are a social group of hikers. The organisers are regular hikers but do not put themselves forward as guides or experts. Information such as the meeting point and time is provided but no service is provided nor obligation taken on. Whilst on a hike, suggestions may be made but it is your choice whether to follow or ignore them. Obviously, as with any activity, there is risk of injury. You should take care to minimise that risk and to ensure your own safety, which is your responsibility at all times. No duty is accepted nor liability assumed. You are encouraged to learn about hiking and navigation skills and to consider and prepare for the likely conditions that may arise during a hike
All our hikes require a good fitness level. (As a guideline hikers should be in good health and already participate in regular 10 mile undulating walks or several hours of moderate cardio-vascular exercise each week). We reserve the right to exclude people who lack sufficient fitness (and thereby generate liability for the group), participants inappropriately dressed for the hiking environment or those who are disagreeable and diminish the enjoyment of the group. We will also exclude those who persistently ‘no show’ or cancel at the last minute, thereby preventing other keen participants from taking their place on the hike.
By signing up for one of our walks you have agreed that you have understood and will adhere to these terms and conditions.
Background and Organisation
Hike to Indulge has been going strong as a Meetup group since early 2011. Personal trainer and trekking devotee, Alex Murphy established the group as an alternative to exercise in the gym. By leading small groups on hilly brisk-paced hikes, participants could burn calories, work leg muscles, while discovering new places and people in the great outdoors. At the end of most hikes we visit local independent country pubs for post hike drinks and laughs. The idea is: hike hard to earn your right to indulge.
Alex has recently stepped down as H2I leader but the same ethos is being carried on by a few enthusiastic members with many years or hiking and travel experience between them. They will volunteer their time so you may enjoy hiking and socialising in the countryside. Keep in mind these members are volunteers so your support for them in their roles as organisers will be appreciated. Deborah Colson is the main contact/host. She is an organised, friendly and experienced hiker with plenty of outdoor experience and a passion for planet and people. Deborah has chosen to support the charity ClientEarth (www.clientearth.org/air-pollution/), who are leading the fight against air pollution which causes the early deaths of around 40,000 people in the UK, and 7,000,000 people worldwide, EVERY YEAR. This will be the main charity supported by H2I. However, from time to time other guest leaders may donate proceeds from their hikes to alternative charitable organisations.