Walks after Storks is for new mums and dads who wish to make friends with other mums and dads through an enjoyment of walks in the countryside.
We will organise walks throughout the year, but we're not just about walking ... were also about making new friends, and having lots of fun!
Joining Walks after Storks is a breeze, and we have provided some easy to follow guidelines below:
• ALL members require a profile photo, and your profile photo should be easy for us and other members to easily recognise mum and/or dad ... baby does not require a profile photo, but must join you on each walk.
• Your request to join Walks after Storks will be declined if you do not have an easy to recognise profile photo, this is for ours and your safety.
• If your baby has siblings you are welcome to bring them along too, just as long as you have the means to carry them and/or they are able to walk at an average 2 to 2.5 miles per hour.
• Our walks may include kissing gates, styles, footbridges, walking along some country side roads, through fields with live stock, but always on public footpaths as shown on OSMAPS.
• Our walks are not suitable for buggies or pushchairs and you will need a baby carrier.
• We will endeavour to always arrive 30 to 45mins before a walk starts, this allows time for feeding, changing baby, putting on walking boots, etc.
• Although our walks will be at a comfortable and pleasant pace, we do ask that you always arrive in plenty of time as we must start the walk at the start time given as standing around for late comers isn't much fun for those that arrive with plenty of time beforehand.
Organisers: We are NOT qualified Walking Group or Mountain Group Leaders.
As an organiser, we act as a point of contact. We do not accept responsibility for others or for instructing them.
We are sharing our personal experience, and we should not be considered as an expert in this field. Any less-experienced members of the club accompanying us, must be aware that they take any advice on this basis, and that the onus of responsibility for deciding whether or not to rely on any such advice lies with the less-experienced member.
It is each individual members responsibility to approach outdoor activities, such as walking with caution. Walking can be demanding and it is the responsibility of each individual member to ensure they are fit enough to complete the distance before joining any of our Meetups. If you have any doubts, you should consult your G.P.
Medical conditions, fitness level, weather conditions, ground conditions can all impact on members' ability and stamina. Know your limitations.
Not all trails are on solid and even surfaces, therefore it is each individual members responsibility to look after their own safety and not the liability of Walking after Storks or it's Organisers.
The Organisers will provide a meeting place, a time, and a description of the route based on local knowledge and experience.
Cancellation / Changes Meetups maybe cancelled or changed due to weather or other factors out of our control. Members should check walk details before departure.
Fun & Safety: This club is about having fun while enjoying a walk. But please do not underestimate the British weather or conditions. If conditions deteriorate, stay as a group, work as a group, and come home safely.
Below is a useful website, packed full of information and advice.
NB. Any accident, injury or illness contracted on any of the walks or at social events to persons or animals is not the responsibility of Walking after Storks. Please make sure that you are adequately prepared and dressed for the walks. Again, if you are unsure about your level of fitness, please check with your G.P. before coming on the walks.