This is a group for people who want to get out and about in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. Our walks will vary between 5 and 12 miles and will be in the style of a bunch of friends out for the day. Inevitably there will be a social content to our events. This is crucial factor as the overriding aim of the Group is to facilitate the forming of collective friendships.
Some of our events will be purely social in nature. These will form an important cornerstone of our Group. In connection with this we are receptive to suggestions.
To participate in our walks you will need to be reasonably fit.
You should also be aware that Event Hosts are not trained guides, leaders or first aiders. Event Hosts exist to facilitate a Meetup event. The Event Host is not in charge of the event and has no personal responsibility or liability for anyone attending the event. For this reason, neither the Group nor Event Hosts carry liability or any other kind of insurance. You participate in events at your own risk. We are simply a group of friends out for a walk or whatever activity we choose to participate in. You should tailor your expectations accordingly.
Walks may be subject to prior reconnaissance, but not always. Try to take evidence of occasional navigational frailty in your stride.
It might be necessary to limit numbers on some events. Hopefully, this will occur only rarely as we seek to be a truly inclusive group.
Unless you are known to the Organiser, your profile should include a photo of you, not of your pet, not of your last holiday destination or favourite kitchen appliance. We want to be able to recognise you so that hopefully you won't get left behind at the start of an event.
You will be charged £1 on the day for every Meetup walk that you attend. This will be used to meet the subscription fees levied by Meetup. If we find that this is too much, we will lower the price. Conversely, if we are unable to meet the expenses of our Group from the subscriptions collected, we will ask for more. The Group does not exist for the purpose of making a profit. Participation in our Group requires expenditure by the individual, whether meeting your responsibility to ensure that you are kitted out with equipment appropriate to the activity you are engaged in and in getting yourself to the location of the activity. It is the responsibility of attendees to ensure that they are appropriately equipped to participate in an event. Walking boots and outerwear appropriate to the conditions are essential, together with food, drink, first aid kit and protection from sun, rain and cold.
Initially there will be no charge if you withdraw from an event at any time up to the published start time. We acknowledge that circumstances change, often at short notice, requiring participants to change their plans. However, we ask that you give as much notice as possible and alter your status to 'Not Going', so that the viability of the event can be assessed.
In common with other groups, we will monitor members' attendance record and interest in the Group (demonstrated by visits to the Group's website). Failure to participate in a group activity for a period of 4 months or failing to visit the group’s site for a period of 2 months will signify that we have nothing to offer that is of interest to you. Your membership will be terminated to create a place for someone else. You will be free to apply to re-join at any time.
That's the end of the formal stuff. Let's get on and enjoy ourselves, meet new friends whilst exploring the gift of the Yorkshire countryside that has been granted to us.