Walk Organization

Planning

  • The whole process starts in Autumn when the walks co-ordinator encourages members to submit their favourite walks for consideration as part of the following years programme. By members acceptance of this encouragement, the Club is now able to offer a wider range of walks and walking areas. This usually happens by circulating a list around the bus on the walks.
  • The walks co-ordinator then suggests to the committee a balanced programme for the following year in terms of the places where we will walk. The final programme is the responsibility of the whole committee.
  • Then the co-ordinator comes back to the members seeking volunteers to take responsibility for organizing a specific day's walking. Once all the walks have organizers the programme is distributed to all the members. (Again by circulating lists on the bus). If you are thinking of volunteering to organize a walk the take a look at the Walk Organizers Guidelines.
  • The organizer for a walk is responsible for planning all the individual walks that will happen on the day: usually there are four walks.
    1. A 15-16 mile walk which will tend to reach the higher hills and is intended for the stronger walker.
    2. A 12-13 mile walk that will still tend to go fairly high but over a shorter distance.
    3. A 9-10 mile walk, which is similar to the 2nd walk with perhaps, less height gained.
    4. A 6-9 mile walk that is essentially low level with minimal hill walking.
  • The organizer has to present the detail of the walks, (description, maps etc), to the committee six weeks prior to the day and amendments may be made.
  • Leaders are appointed for the individual walks and they are usually supplied the map of the walk they are to lead two week before the walk giving them time to familiarise themselves with it before the day.

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