Walks & Transport

We publish a calendar of walks for the year.

Click here for Walks Calendar for 2021-2022

Before the coach....

...An email will be sent out with details of the planned routes,

– the distance, total height, level of difficulty and times of return etc.

From these descriptions you will be able to choose a walk to suit your inclination and expertise.

On the coach....

...You will be asked to confirm the group you would like to join.

For your first few walks it's a good idea to speak to the leader or some other club member before you decide which walk will be best for you.

Most leaders aim to get back to the coach in time for a drink or some light refreshment before the return journey.

How do we join ?

Just ring the Membership Secretary Ian Eckersley or the Transport Secretary Stuart Gawne

They will ask about your previous walking experience and make sure you know what you are letting yourself in for!

You will also be asked to complete an application form.

On receipt of that form Ian (Membership Secretary) or Stuart (Transport Sec) will be in touch to make further arrangements.

Prospective members must walk with us twice as a guest before membership can be confirmed.

The annual subscripton is £10, payable on the 1st September.

It can be paid on the coach when you pay your fare or sent directly to the Treasurer: Mike Birkby

Children above the age of 10 and upto 16 are allowed on the coach when accompanied by a parent or guardian who will be responsible for the conduct and well being of the child throughout the day. Young persons aged 17-18 must have written consent from their Parent or Guardian. (Child Protection Legislation)

How do we book for a walk ?

You can either book for the next walk on the coach or by ringing the Transport Secretary Stuart Gawne after 9.00am on the Monday following a walk.

The coach fare is currently £15 and if you book a seat you must pay for it, whether you can attend or not.

The Transport Secretary operates a waiting list with priority given to members who were unable to get on the coach on the previous walk.

Priority is also given to existing members over first time walkers.

The Transport Secretary books a second coach whenever numbers and finance permit it, and this happens often during winter months.

How do we know where we are going ?

You can check on the Walks Calendar.

All Members are issued with a Membership Card and a Walk Programme Card which gives the details of all the venues for the year, with the times and pick-up points for each walk.

The Coach Routes for the subsequent two or three walks are circulated on the coach and on the Blog for those wishing to plan ahead.

What time does the coach pick up?

You can check on the Coach Departure Times.