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What we’re about

This is a group for anyone interested in walking who would enjoy exploring the Yorkshire Dales, the Pennines and beyond. The group is part of Leeds CHA Rambling & Social Club ( http://www.leedscha.co.uk/ ) but these walks are open to all. We started this Meetup group to meet other outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy walking and may like to consider joining the club. We do not charge any fee for the first three walks but if you wish to continue then you would need to join the club and pay the annual subscription (currently £5) which would enable full membership – including access to Club weekends away.
We run a range of walks:
Sunday ‘A’ Walks - usually strenuous full day walks around 13 to 17 miles.
Sunday ‘B’ Walks - less strenuous, maximum 13 miles but typically around 10 to 12 miles.
Sunday ‘C’ Walks - gentle walks, not more than 8 miles.
Saturday Walks - normally around 7 to 8 miles taken at a steady pace.
Saturday ‘D’ Walks - round about 5 miles, with very little ascent - taken at a leisurely pace.
Sunday Coach Outings – usually combine ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’ and ‘D’ walks, and may also be joined by those who simply wish to enjoy a day out in the town or area being visited.

Practical Aspects
We try to limit the size of walks to 12 to 15 walkers and so you need to check there are places free before joining. For all our walks we car share as much as possible however, during the current Covid-19 pandemic, we generally meet at the start of the walk.
The planned walks listed may be subject to change depending on the availability of transport, or due to weather conditions. If in doubt contact the walk leader. Our walk leaders are not generally formally qualified but we take safety on the walks very seriously and check out the routes in advance to the best of our abilities.

Guidelines for walkers
Walkers should be adequately equipped, wearing suitable footwear, and carrying clothing appropriate to the prevailing weather conditions which can change during the day. The walk leader reserves the right not to accept into the party anyone he or she considers not to be adequately equipped. Dogs are not permitted on any of the walks.
Walkers need to carry their own food, drink and spare clothing. A torch, whistle and basic first aid kit are also recommended, and a mobile phone could be useful in an emergency.
Whilst the walk leaders will take every care to ensure that the walk is safe and enjoyable, walkers take part in these walks at their own risk and they are responsible for their own personal safety. On the walk it is important not to get ahead of the leaders and If you decide to leave the party during the walk, always tell the leader first.
We aim to observe The Countryside Code - fasten all gates, take care not to damage walls or fences and leave no litter.

On a final note of caution
If you are running late or unable to come, PLEASE contact the walk leader to let them know. Walk hosts will generally give anything up to 15 minutes grace period but it is unfair to keep a large group waiting for long.

As with other groups within Meetup, we offer a 3 strikes policy. This means that if you fail to let the walk leader know about walks that you have RSVP'd to and do not show up, then you will get an email reminder and may be removed from the group. Also, please note that if you have not visited the site or not attended a walk in 12 months, you may be removed from the group. However, you can re-join again at anytime.

Thanks for looking at this group.

If you have any queries or concerns just private message (PM) me
Mike (organiser)

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