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.
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
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.