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Walk grades, club rules and charges  

1    A named member leads each walk. See leader notes for leader's responsibility.

2    Any walk may be modified at the leader's discretion.

3    Most walks are for a full day of 6 to 8 hours, and are graded as follows:

        C - walks that, while often involving mountains, are usually on obvious footpaths and with  relatively easy gradients.

        This grade also covers lowland walks, and would not exceed 12 miles.

        B - Mountain or moorland walks which don't include scrambles.

        A - Any walk including a scramble.

 

4    Everyone must have footwear, clothing, food and equipment appropriate to the weather and other conditions. They should also carry a basic first aid kit, and a card with emergency contact details. Any medical conditions which may be a liability should be reported to the leader.  

5    Leaders may refuse to allow anyone to join a walk or activity if they consider them to be inadequately equipped or unable to complete the walk.

6    Everyone is expected to keep together throughout the walk. Under no circumstances should anyone leave the group without first informing the leader and agreeing a safe route.     

7    Children between 12 and 16 may go on grade C walks if accompanied by a parent/carer. Young people between 16 and 18 may go on all grades of walk with the written consent of their parent/carer. See Child Protection Policy.

8    Dogs are not allowed on club walks.

9    In the event of an accident, leaders must give full details in writing to the secretary, including a list of all people on the walk.

Disclaimer: all sporting and leisure activities have inherent hazards associated with them, and hill walking is no exception. In spite of members' safety being of paramount concern, accidents will occasionally happen. It is important, therefore, that when rambling or hill walking, each member appreciates that they have a responsibility to identify any hazards, and to take reasonable steps to eliminate or minimise the potential for an accident to arise. Club membership has the advantage of civil liability insurance, but this does not extend to personal loss or injury.

Membership subscriptions:    8 single, 12 family.  Application form

Please note that it's usual to share cars where we can, and it is customary to share costs; 30p per mile shared between the driver and passengers. A minimum of 2 per person applies.