NEW MEMBERS GUIDE – SUNDAY COACH
We have a choice of 3 walks, Grade ‘A’ (Strenuous), Grade ‘B’ (Moderate) and ‘C’ (Leisurely) – more information is given under the Saturday or Sunday Walks? section of the website.
Full details of the walks are passed around the coach. PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY. They will point out the level of difficulty to help you decide on the best walk for you. You will be introduced to the leaders for that particular day to agree the most appropriate walk for you given your experience and fitness. If you have any current or recent health problems then please let them know. In most cases we advise that you start on a ‘C’ walk unless you are an experienced walker. Please remember that walking in a group under a time limit is different to walking alone or with friends.
The leaders have the final say on which walk you should do, so that we all have an enjoyable day without risks to anyone’s safety or getting back to late. Leaders may also refuse to accept participants who, in their opinion, are inadequately equipped (please see the section WHAT TO WEAR on the web site).
Whilst leaders are required to carry a first aid kit, it is in all ramblers’ interests to carry a small kit of their own, e.g. plasters, and not to rely totally on others.
On the outward journey, there is normally a 20 minute toilet stop, which also allows for walking boots to be put on prior to the start of the walk. Please ensure that you are back on the coach within the allotted time. There is normally a 5 minute toilet stop, where possible, on the return journey.
Members who wish to leave a walk must inform the leader and will no longer be covered by the Club’s Liability Insurance.
ON THE COACH
Walking sticks can be a hazard on a crowded coach, especially when they are attached to rucksacks. Please take extra care when
⦁ Moving along the aisle,
⦁ Putting them on the rack
After the walk, please remove your dirty walking boots before entering the coach.
ON THE WALK
Walkers should respect the Leader and for safety reasons should not walk in front of the leader or fall to far behind.
All walkers should respect the countryside and adhere to the Countryside Code at all times.