How easy is the Walk
All the walks in our syllabus have now been graded for difficulty as follows:
Walks for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience. They will include unsurfaced rural paths Some stiles may be encountered on the route. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are recommended.
Walks for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness. May include some steep paths and open country. A steady pace will be maintained. Several stiles may be encountered on the route. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential.
Walks for experienced country walkers with an above average fitness level. May include hills and rough country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential. People in doubt about their fitness are advised to contact the secretary in advance.
The length of the walk does not affect the degree of difficulty. Members attempting the walk should judge their own ability to complete the walk by using three factors 1. The length of the walk. 2. The degree of difficulty and 3. Their own level of fitness.
All sporting and leisure activities have inherent hazards associated with them and rambling is no exception. In spite of the safety of members always being the paramount concern, accidents will occasionally occur. It is important, therefore, when entering into the activity, each member appreciates that they have a responsibility to identify the hazards associated with the activity and take all reasonable steps to eliminate or minimise the potential for an accident to arise.