Information for people wanting to join a walk
“Non-members are welcome
to join us.”
All walks are listed in our Walks Programme.
Walks not starting from railway stations will include a 6-digit ordinance survey national grid reference number with a
3-digit ‘explorer’ map reference number.
Walking has been proved to be an excellent form of exercise
and the experience can be enhanced by walking with a warm
and friendly group.
Once you decide, after two or three walks with us, that
you wish to come regularly, all we ask is that you join the
Doing this means that your annual subscription (currently £34
per annum) can be used to ensure that footpaths remain open
and that more access to the countryside is made available.
However we would ask you to take note of the following few
rules which have been laid out for everyone's safety.
- Always follow the advice and instructions of the walk
leader. Please remember every care is taken in planning
walks, but we cannot accept any liability, and participation is
entirely at your own risk.
- Only registered assistance dogs in harness are permitted on
- Most walks are in rural areas and people who are only used
to walking on surfaced paths without obstacles may find
them more demanding than they expect. If unsure of your
fitness level, try a short and easy walk first. It is much better
to find a walk a little too slow and easy to start with than to
make yourself miserable and exhausted. Walk Grades
- Please ensure that you have suitable footware and clothing
and bring some food and drink. Walk leaders may refuse to
accept anyone considered inadequately equipped.
- Never walk in front of the walk leader and always keep up
with the walking group. Should you find that you are unable
to cope with the distance or pace required inform the leader
so that alternative arrangements can be made.