Safety & Rules.
We do not want to be a club of rules and regulations, but for our own safety we have some which are necessary to keep us safe while on the hills and help better organise our day.
01.Do you best to sign in for your walk at least two days in advance so the Walk Leader will have final numbers. We do understand if you cant. Partake for fun and not obligation.
02. The Walk Leader will set the pace of the walk and you must follow his/her instructions for the safety of the group. Try not walk ahead of the walk leader (we know its difficult :-) ) as you may unintentionally increase the pace of the group or go off in a different direction.
03. In exceptional circumstances, if you decide to leave the walk you must let the Walk Leader know. At that point you become responsible for your own navigation. And don't worry we wont say 'we told you so' if you then get lost.
04. You must comply with wearing proper hiking boots and walking gear before you begin your walk. There are no exceptions to this rule.
05. You will be walking as part of a group so for safety you may not leave the group until completion of the walk. Anyway we would miss you if you did.
06. If you sign in for a walk and cannot turn up then please text us at (087) 716 0432 so that we are not waiting for you. No need to let us know why, (its not school) but hopefully its because you have a better day planned, met someone the night before or just wish to sleep in.
07. Walking, climbing or scrambling on the mountains can be hazardous and you participate in full awareness of such risks to your own safety and life.
08. You must be over 18 years of age to come along on any club walk. It doesn't matter if you feel young at heart once you are 18 and over.
09. You will be responsible for determining that your own health is satisfactory to participate in any club walk or event. Your G.P. will advise you if you are unsure.
10. No dogs (no matter how cute and cuddly) are allowed on walks and for the sake of equality no cats either.
11. If you are new, then at the the meeting point please let your Walk Leader know you have arrived and who you are.
12. All litter must be taken home with you. We follow the country code and the principle of leaving no trace and also its only right to do so.
13. Each person will be responsible for their own safety during a walk.
14. Let your Walk Leader know if you suffer from any medical condition which may need their assistance during a walk. If they cannot assist you then do not walk, and clarify this before you walk.
15. Enjoy your walk and make new friends but don't stalk them.
Overall we try to adopt a pragmatic and light hearted approach to our rules but please note we do take safety seriously and expect you to do likewise.