Preparing For a Walk

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit enough to do the walk.


Before the Walk

  • Check the activity grading and ensure that you are fit enough for the degree of difficulty.
  • Check the activity description on the calendar. The leader will have provided details about the walk such as any additional equipment to bring and the meeting place.
  • It is essential that new members talk to the activity leader prior to signing up, to ascertain whether the activity is suitable for them.
  • Advise the leader if you are taking any medications or if you have any physical of other limitations that might affect your participation.
  • Nominate for an activity via Meetup®, at the Club’s monthly meeting or by contacting the Leader directly.
  • If you are unable to participate after nominating, change your status to “Not going” in Meetup® or let the leader know immediately, as there may be a waiting list.
  • Always remember to check Meetup® the night before or before leaving home for  your walk to see if it is cancelled (e.g. bad weather) or there has been a last minute change of plans.
  • Car pooling is encouraged. The activity leader may set up a carpool and if so you should participate in this, as parking is often limited. Passengers are expected to contribute to the driver’s expenses.
  • Arrive at the meeting place on time. If delayed let the leader know by mobile phone.
  • Take sufficient food, water, and suitable equipment on every club walk, however short or local.
  • Bring along a clean set of clothes to put on at the end of the walk.
  • Bring a plastic bag to store your wet clothes or muddy boots at the end of the walk.

During the Walk

  • Follow the leaders instructions.
  • We walk as a group – members are expected to stay together.
  • Maintain a line of sight with the person in front and behind you. If the person behind is not visible slow down or stop to allow the person behind to catch up. Advise the person in front that you are stopping or slowing down.
  • Stop and wait at track junctions (or where the route is unclear) to ensure everyone in the group takes the same track.
  • Don’t leave the group for any reason (including comfort stops) without telling the Leader or appointed Tail-end-Charlie. In an emergency leave your pack on the track to mark where you have left it.

Please Note: A significant number of our walks are off track and may involve substantial uphill walking.