What we're about
There are lots of great walking groups on meetup in the Yorkshire region. We are smaller than most and tend to do easier walks on a Saturday afternoon.
Some of our walks have a bit more challenge to them and would be classed as “moderate” using the Ramblers grading. We try and comment on the amount of ascent and the pace expected in our walk descriptions. If you have doubts about your fitness for a walk, please contact the walk leader.
We generally walk on the first and third Saturdays of the month. Since our organisers are busy some weekends we rely on our members volunteering to lead. We encourage all our members to have a try at leading or back marking once they have got to know the level we walk at.
We do require our members to be active and we remove members who do not meet the following conditions:
As of 1.1.13
Conditions of membership:
-attend 1 walk within 6 months of joining
- attend 1 walk per year thereafter
- visit the site at least once every 6 months
- don't no-show (fail to change your RSVP orto text the walk leader to say you can’t attend). 3 strikes and you will be removed
There is usually a charge of £1 per walk which covers meetup charges and reccying costs. Any extra goes to two charities: YHA Breaks for Kids (giving disadvantaged kids a break in the countryside) and Holme Valley Mountain Rescue who cover a lot of our local area. Details of our finances are here:http://www.meetup.com/The-Brighouse-Walking... (http://www.meetup.com/The-Brighouse-Walking-and-Fitness-Meetup-Group/events/60441412/)
If you join our walks, you do so at your own risk. Our walk leaders are not qualified and we have no insurance. If you want to be insured - try the Ramblers! Having said that, we have had no accidents so far (well except for that electric fence that I didn't think was working...)
We are a group for adults but we do hold several walks a year when children are welcomed. If you would like to bring your child on a walk which is not listed as Children Welcome please contact the organisers rather than the walk leader.
Dogs are welcome on our walks unless stated otherwise but please be considerate of other walkers and keep your dog under close control when there is livestock present.
Privacy. The group will be going "public" again in January. This means that all comments and all photographs can be seen by anyone anywhere in the world. Please DO NOT post phone numbers when arranging lifts. Use the annoying messaging system instead.
(Last update by Christine on 9.1.15.)