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Walking with Met Walkers

Walk information
Note all the details about the walk, especially the start time and place.
Pay particular attention to the grade of walk, strenuous walks are likely to by fast, hilly and long.
Bring a packed lunch if that's what the details suggest - usually the case unless the walk's very short.
We are a very sociable walking group - have a chat on the walk and come to the pub afterwards!

Walkers’ etiquette
Whether you’re the walk leader or not, please do your bit to ensure no-one gets lost or left behind:
Look out for your fellow walkers; keep an eye on those ahead and behind.
Look after yourself! If you leave the group at any time, let the leader know.
Wait at significant junctions or waypoints to ensure no-one gets lost or left behind.
If no one volunteers as back-marker, keep an eye out for the person who's ended up at the back.

Please be polite and friendly – both to existing and potential members and to members of the public we encounter on Metropolitan walks or other events.

Please remember you are representing Met Walkers when visiting pubs and other establishments. Please do not consume your own food and drink on their premises – this includes in any outdoor areas – and please remove muddy boots if required.

What to wear
Wear whatever you are comfortable in. Trainers should be fine for shorter walks, though it can be muddy. For longer walks, we recommend walking trainers or walking boots. Walking boots are best for hills and mountainous areas. Also, bring waterproof clothing and an extra layer of clothing such as a fleece in case the weather changes for the worse. For urban evening strolls, most of our members just wear work shoes.

Tips on saving money on rail travel
If you are walking regularly with the group, we recommend you buy a Network Railcard. It costs just £30 per year, and it gives 1/3 off travel on trains throughout the South East at weekends, bank holidays and after 10am on weekdays. If you have an annual rail season ticket (Gold Card), that also acts as a Network Railcard. If you have a Travelcard, save yet more money by buying a ticket just from your Travelcard boundary. On some walks south of London a Southern Downlander ticket may be good value.

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