What we're about
Welcome to Leisurely Walks around Yorkshire and Beyond!
We decided to start this group, after being members of several other walking groups for a couple of years, as we noticed there seemed to be a trend within some groups of doing either very long strenuous walks (12+ miles) or very short easy walks (under 5 miles).
Our intention is to do medium length walks of approx 6-9 miles, mainly within the Yorkshire area, but occasionally venturing further afield into Lancashire & Derbyshire, a weekend away may also be included a couple of times a year somewhere on the Yorkshire coast or the lake district.
Walks will not always be easy, but will be taken at a leisurely (slowish) pace. We will also try to include a water feature of some kind, such as a river, stream, lake or reservoir, and hopefully some nice views or scenery for people to look at!
If you RSVP yes to any of our walks then find that you aren't able to attend, for whatever reason, could you please change your RSVP to No ASAP. If you fail to attend a walk without notifying the walk leader then you will be marked as a "no show", anyone with 3 "no shows" will be removed from the group.
We will be reviewing our membership regularly and any inactive members will have their membership cancelled. You are welcome to rejoin at any time provided that you attend a walk within 1 month.
We charge a fee of £1.00 per person, which is payable before the start of each walk. This is to cover meetup site fees and walk leaders' expenses. Any surplus monies at the end of the year will be donated to a suitable charity chosen by the organisers.
As with the majority of other walking groups we are NOT INSURED. Any member/guest taking part in our walks does so at their own risk and remains responsible for their own safety.
We also request that you PLEASE STAY WITH THE GROUP and don't walk off ahead of the event host. We don't want to lose anyone that has taken the wrong path by being too far in front of the group.
We hope to see you on one of our walks!
Mark and Bev