During the current global pandemic the way that we walk as a group currently has had to fall in line with government recommendations. Consequently we are only walking in groups up to six in total and no more. Due to this the group are trying to put as many walks on as possible to allow as many people as possible to walk.
The Event Hosts are members who have stepped forward as individuals to put on walks. They are not paid and do this for the good of the group as a whole. Whilst Event Hosts have access to be able to set up walks any member can do the same. So if members have a walk they are willing to put on, which might be a favourite or really well known then we are happy to arrange and allow access so a member can do so.
This is particularly welcome whilst we are trying to put on more walks - up to three per day!
Please contact the Group Organiser or Co-Organiser to do so.
Photos: All members are expected to have a recognisable photo on their profile. It would really help us if your profile picture clearly shows what you look like, that way we'll be able to recognise you when you show up for events. So please, no long distance shots of snowy mountains, your car, your dog, glasses of wine, old school photos, etc. Please note this is a prerequisite and ALL members are expected to adhere to this and may be removed if not followed.
Some Event Hosts welcome dogs, some don't! Please remember that this is a walking group and please again, do not get on your high horse if the Event Host states no dogs - it's their personal choice, and there may be a very good reason for not allowing dogs such as passing through fields of cows, bulls and offspring!
It is an expectation that all members have appropriate clothing and footwear along with suitable clothing. Usually on average a walk will take around five hours with breaks for something to eat, which you will have brought with you, along the way.
Average length of walk can be around ten miles - sometimes less, sometimes more. What is more important is generally the ascent and descent indicator which most walk descriptions include as well as distance.
If you see a walk you are interested in then RSVP for it. You may get on the walk or will move to a waitlist if full. If you end up on the waitlist then be patient, things change. Under normal circumstances most people will get on a walk because the Event Hosts may change numbers going to accommodate. Currently it may be a little harder due to limited numbers allowed, however frequently if Event Hosts see a large number on waitlists then they may put another walk on to allow more members to walk.
Don't join this group because you just want to have masses of choice with loads of groups, or make your CV look good because you are in 37 groups! If you don't participate (when times are 'normal') you will be removed. We are not interested in being the group with the most members - being a group with the most participants is more important to us.