Frequently Asked Questions
How do I try a walk? New members are encouraged to try up to 3 walks before joining the club. Contact us for full details of the walk you would like to try, including the meeting point and leaders name.
Do I need special equipment/gear? We strongly recommend you wear good walking boots and have breathable waterproof jacket and over trousers. Also, some of our members use walking poles to take the weight off their joints and assist with balance over rough terrain. In addition, a rucksack for carrying food, water and any other item required.
Do I need to bring sandwiches and a drink? Yes. Our summer programme includes a picnic stop. However, during our winter programme a pub lunch may be arranged at the end of the walk (not compulsory). Walkers may still wish to bring a light snack.
Can I share transport? Of course, it makes sense. On your first walk ask our contact, the leader, or any committee member who will point out possible members, and then it’s up to you. We have members throughout Leicestershire, Rutland, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire.
How do I join the club? Contact the Membership Secretary (see contact us page) for an application form. There is an annual subscription fee of £12, pro rata for part year.
What about insurance? The committee and walk leaders cannot accept responsibility for any loss or injury however caused. Participation in walking and club events is entirely at the risk of the member or guest. It is worth checking your household contents insurance all risks has adequate provision for items you would take out on a walk. Leaders do have the coverage of a Third Party Public Liability Insurance Policy.
How far do you walk? We have a varied programme of walks to suit all. Fortnightly walks are between 8 and 10 miles with monthly walks over 10 miles for more energetic walkers. In addition we have monthly strolls of 4 to 7 miles, the latter are an excellent introduction to our walking.
May I bring my dog? Yes but we would ask that you observe the Countryside Code, and keep dogs under control and on a lead throughout the walk.