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We started 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).

Most of our walks are of medium length (approx 6-9 miles) mainly on a Sunday but sometimes on other days. We also do shorter evening walks on weekdays of up to 5 miles during the summer months & are planning to do some short weekday/weekend walks (3-5 miles) all mainly within the Yorkshire area. We may also include an occasional weekend away, somewhere on the Yorkshire coast, the lake district, possibly North Wales.

Walks will vary in difficulty, eg some mostly flat, some with hills etc, 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 in advance then you will be marked as a "no show", anyone with 2 "no shows" will be removed from the group. If you constantly RSVP yes to a walk then change to no, you will be moved to not going on future walks whilst there is a waitlist and removed from the group if this continues.

We will be reviewing our membership regularly and any inactive members (those who have not visited the group in 3-6 months, have not attended a walk for over 1 year or within 12 months of joining) may have their membership cancelled at the organisers discretion. You are welcome to rejoin at any time, provided that you attend a walk within 6 months if you wish to remain a member.

Please also consider whether you are COMFORTABLE WALKING AT A LEISURELY PACE, as there are plenty of other walking groups on meetup that cater for faster walkers. We also require you to provide a recognisable profile photo of yourself should you apply to join.

We charge a fee of £1.00 per person per walk, which is payable before the start of each walk. Alternatively if you wish you can pay £10 for 1 years membership with the group, which entitles you to attend as many walks as you like within 12 months. This charge 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 AND DO NOT HAVE ANY FORMAL WALK LEADER OR FIRST AID QUALIFICATIONS. Any member/guest taking part in our walks does so at their own risk and remains responsible for their own safety.

However we do request out of courtesy to the event host that you PLEASE STAY WITH THE GROUP and do not venture too far ahead of the walk leader. We do not want to lose anyone that has taken the wrong path by being too far in front of the group.

Please be courteous to other members at all times. We forbid inappropriate messages. We are a walking group not a social/dating site. Anyone sending such messages will be instantly removed from the group. Should anybody receive an inappropriate communication, then please let one of the organisers know.

Well behaved dogs are welcome on all our walks where possible. Dogs must be on a lead when requested (especially around livestock etc) and kept under control.

Thank you for looking at our group. We hope you'll join us and we look forward to seeing you on one of our walks!

We also have a facebook page, which you are welcome to join after becoming a member https://www.facebook.com/groups/leisurelywalks/

Mark and Bev

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