What happens on the first walk?
The trained walk leaders, wearing high visibility vests, will ask you to confirm that you are fit enough to complete the walk and tell them about any health issues that they may need to be aware of. Walkers are asked to bring any relevant medication with them and have it on their person throughout the walk e.g. inhaler, GTN spray, sugary drink, medication etc.
What should I wear?
For each walk, we recommend sturdy, sensible flat shoes or walking boots. In the summer months, it may be tempting to wear flip flops or sandals. However as there may be glass, sticks, tree roots and stones on the paths, your feet maybe at risk. Therefore we recommend wearing shoes or trainers.
It is also recommended that you have a waterproof coat with you, even in the summer!
If you are going on a long walk, it is also useful to bring water and light snacks and even some loose change for teas and coffees at the end of the walk.
Can I bring a dog?
Well behaved dogs on short leads are welcome to join the walks (unless stated on the walk descriptions). Owners must take responsibility for their own dogs including their behaviour and fouling, and getting them over any stiles. As fields with cows and calves may become dangerous to walk in with dogs, you will be advised by the walk leaders whether this is the case during the summer months when calving takes place. If in doubt, attend your first walk without your dog and ask the walk leader about the suitability of bringing your pet.
Can I bring children with me?
Yes you can. There are some Introductory and easier walks that are suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs and younger children.
.Children aged 10 years and under must be accompanied by their parent or carer whilst children aged between 10 and 14 years old, can be accompanied by an adult aged 18 years and over. Children aged 15 years and above do not require adult supervision to attend the walks.
What happens when it rains?
The walks will still go ahead unless the weather is so severe that walkers will be placed in danger. The walk leaders will be there at the start of the walk to advise walkers whether or not the walk will take place. In winter, please wrap up warm with hats, scarves and gloves to make your walking experience more enjoyable.