Guidelines

Member's Role

As a member your actions can contribute to the safety and enjoyment of thewhole group

  • You will be fully and properly equipped for Club walks. See Personal Equipment. Especially make sure you have sufficient liquid and are prepared for changes in the weather.
  • Choose a walk which you consider you can finish on the day, in the time allowed, taking into consideration the weather, the expected conditions underfoot and your personal health and fitness. Don't learn the hard way about the need to make a suitable choice of walk before starting out. See Choice of Walk choice of walk for more on this subject.
  • If a walk leader considers a walk well beyond your ability on the day, then accept the leader's decision, and choose a less strenuous walk that day.
  • The walk leader is concerned with the safety and enjoyment of the whole group. Give him or her your full support and help in any way you can. Accept a leader's decision, after consultation where necessary, as final.
  • Do your utmost to stay with the main body of the walking group. If you find you are having difficulty in keeping up for any reason then let the leader know. Don't get too far ahead of the main body, slow down and wait.
  • If another walker is having trouble think what you can do to help. Often, moral support is all that is needed.
  • Conduct yourselves, at all times, in a manner which will enhance the good name of the Club.
  • 14 - 16 year olds must be accompanied by a responsible adult. If that is you, then you need to be able to look after them and be responsible for them at ALL times.

If, through your actions or lack of preparation, you put other walkers in danger, then YOUwill be held personally responsible for the outcomes due to such actions or lack of personalpreparation.

The Club Guidelines are for the safety and well being of members and repeated serious breachesof them by a member could result in disciplinary action being taken by the Committee. At worst this may lead regrettably to a member being expelled from the club.

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