What we're about
All our day walks should be easily accessible for Manchester, Sheffield, East Midlands, West Midlands, West Yorkshire and many with good rail links even from London and the South.
We now also offer many low budget weekends away which get great feedback and often fill super fast. We hope you'll join in with these as well.
In 2018, this has amounted to over 90 day walks in the Peak District and to more than 20 weekends away all over the UK. Amazing!
Unlike some other Meetup walking groups we make no charge for attending our day walks nor do we require you join the Ramblers Association or any other bodies but charge just £12 annually for being a member of the group to cover our Meetup fees, Civil Liability Insurance which we feel is a must and other expenses. This also creates a kitty for us to book exclusive hires for our weekends away.
Payments are held by Peak Activities and Leisure Limited a non profit making company registered in the UK and funds dispensed as required ensuring complete transparency of any financial dealings. No-one takes any income for leading walks for the group although certain group and personal expenses are paid out.
If you have joined today or have done so recently and haven't yet paid your first annual membership dues of £12 you can do so directly in the "Members" page of the site. You do not need a Paypal account to make this link work just select "Pay with debit or credit card" if not.
There is also an option to take out Life Membership for a one off payment of £35 which means no further subscription payments ever as long as you continue to participate in a minimum of 2 walks per annum.
Life Membership Payment Link (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=PREEZHX9H69US)
Alternately you can click one of the links below which create a REDUCED recurring subscription of £10 per annum to the group which can be cancelled at any time. This is in fact how most members manage their membership subscription to the group. In this case you DO need to have or setup a Paypal / Go Cardless account as appropriate. Both work a bit like "standing orders" on a bank account. It is entirely under your own control. None of your financial details are passed on to ourselves or Meetup and have no debit ability ourselves so never initiate transactions ourselves.
Paypal Subscription (cheaper) Link (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=V4FMUWGHLGFGC)
GoCardless Payment (cheaper) Link (https://pay.gocardless.com/AL00008JMJPNK9) (for those a bit anti-Paypal)
We understand that people are a little nervous about making payments for a service they haven't yet received so provide a THREE MONTH UNCONDITIONAL MONEY BACK GUARENTEE for your initial membership payment regardless of which of the above options you choose. The applicable time window for this is three calendar months from the date joined. If you are dissatisfied with membership of our group at any point in this period, just ask for your membership payment to be refunded in full.
If you don't want to make this small contribution to our essential operating costs and haven't paid a subscription / membership payment within 30 days of joining then regrettably you can't continue to be a member of our group and your name will be removed from our membership list shortly after that.
There are lots of walking dates to choose from so come and join the fun very soon.
Co-Organiser & Founder
Peak District Walking, Hiking, Rambling and Leisure Group