Guidelines for Walkers
- Walkers should bear in mind that leaders are volunteers and a mutual respect will bring a more positive experience for all.
- Collective responsibility is a primary aim on all Club outings. This means that everybody is responsible for themselves and for each other in terms of safety and enjoyment.
- Walkers should be suitably prepared – see Gear page on website – lack of appropriate gear can affect the whole group;
- Walkers should inform the leader of any medical condition which may affect their participation and should carry necessary medications.;
- Bring sufficient food and drinks including emergency rations;
- Have an appropriate level of fitness for the grade of walk – alternative fitness training may be necessary to undertake more strenuous walks – lack of fitness can jeopardise the safety and enjoyment of the whole group;
- Leader’s directions should be followed to ensure the safety and enjoyment of the group;
- Walking way out in front on easy and moderate walks may be in conflict with the leader’s choice of pace;
- Walkers choosing to leave the group must inform the leader (including toilet stops);
- Members who bring newcomers have a particular responsibility for that person on the day – they may need to drop out of walk early if fitness or gear not suitable.