What we're about
Hello and Welcome to the Northumberland walking group, for people to enjoy the great outdoors and make new friends.
We usually put weekly walks on for the majority of the year with the possibility of some mid-week walks. As a lot of walks are already planned please see the calendar for existing walks (you can click on the walk to access it then RSVP to add your name if you want to go on the walk) for new walks you will receive updates as they are planned - as long as your settings allow for notifications from our group!
Feel free to put forward suggestions for walks. We look forward to meeting you.
Membership - £5.00 per year - Membership dues are paid on joining, they cannot be paid via the app and can be difficult to find if you are accessing via the mobile site, instructions can be found here (http://www.meetup.com/Northumberland-Walking-Group/pages/Payment_Instructions/).
The £5 covers the daily upkeep and maintenance of the site.
Please note : Organisers (that's me - Margaret!) and Event Hosts (members who act as Walk Organiser) volunteer and do not get paid.
When completing your profile it would be good not just to reference your first name but to use your full name as we have many, many duplicate names which makes it difficult when searching for someone!
Please see more info on the group, fitness etc. under the Pages (http://www.meetup.com/Northumberland-Walking-Group/about/) section.
Everyone taking part in any of the Group activities does so at their own risk.
We do not employ qualified guides, leaders or first aiders on any of our events. The group works on the same basis of being a group of friends who go out walking together, who invite others to join them on this basis via the Meetup web site. Walk organisers and event hosts assume no responsibility for anyone attending any group event. The Group, group organisers, walk organisers and event hosts will not be held responsible for any accident, injury or loss occurring as a result of any Group event or in connection with travel to such event, however caused.
When you join a walk or other event, whether or not you have signed up for it on the Meetup site or you attend as a guest, you indicate that you accept these conditions and accept that no legal liability is accepted by the group, group organisers, walk organisers or event hosts in the event of accident or injury, however caused.
Participants in Group events are reminded that outdoor activities frequently need specialist equipment (boots, waterproofs, etc) and the group does not provide these. Participants are responsible for assessing their own risk, the safety of themselves and their guests and the suitability of any equipment used.
Accompanied children under 18 are welcome only at the discretion of the walk leader- please check with the walk leader beforehand to ensure that the terrain and distance are suitable.
Dogs are usually allowed on walks but - please see the individual Meetup event details or contact the walk leader- dogs must be kept under close control at all times and on a lead where necessary or requested by the walk leader.
Members of the group are expected to show respect to all other members of the group, sexism, racism, bullying or any form of abuse will not be accepted and anyone found displaying any of these unacceptable behaviours will be asked to leave the walk/ activity and may be banned from the group.
Event hosts and the Organisers are not liable for any monies collected by themselves once passed on to the relevant end recipients, for example accommodation providers or eating establishment owners etc.
Margaret McAloon (Northumberland Walking Group Organiser)