grades, club rules and charges
1 A named
member leads each
walk. See leader notes for
2 Any walk
may be modified at
the leader's discretion.
Most walks are for a full day of 6 to 8 hours, and are graded as
C - walks that, while often involving mountains,
are usually on obvious
footpaths and with relatively easy gradients.
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
They should also carry a basic first aid kit, and a card with emergency
details. Any medical conditions which may be a liability should be
may refuse to allow
anyone to join a walk or activity if they consider them to be
equipped or unable to complete the walk.
is expected to keep
together throughout the walk. Under no
circumstances should anyone leave the group without first informing the
and agreeing a safe route.
7 Young people between the ages of 12 and 17 may go on
grade C walks if accompanied by a parent/carer. See Child
8 Dogs are
not allowed on club
9 In the
event of an accident,
leaders must give full details in writing to the secretary, including a
all people on the walk.
Disclaimer: all sporting and
leisure activities have inherent hazards associated with them, and hill
is no exception. In spite of members' safety being of paramount
accidents will occasionally happen. It is important, therefore,
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.
Individuals participate in any walk/activity
entirely at their own risk and agree to hold the organisers and/or all
other persons assisting in leading walks etc. entirely harmless,
blameless and free from liabilty in relation to any damage, loss of
property, personal injury etc., arising directly or indirectly, however
caused. Club membership
has the advantage of civil liability insurance, but this does not
personal loss or injury.
subscriptions: £8 per person per year (Jan-Dec). Application form
note that it's usual
to share cars where
we can, and it is customary to share costs; 30p per mile shared between
driver and passengers. A minimum of £2 per person applies. The walk
leader is expected to calculate total mileage charge; each passenger
should contribute the same amount, and each driver should receive the
same amount, regardless of how many people travel in each car.