EAST ESSEX FRIENDS

Walking in Essex

Notes for Walkers

  • Please get to the start about 20 minutes before the advertised time to allow time to change your footwear, book your meal etc.
  • Our walks are circular unless otherwise stated and are in the region of 4 to 5 miles in length and normally last between 2 and 2½ hours.
  • In the interests of safety the Leader and Back Marker wear reflective yellow vests. Road walking is kept to a minimum but is sometimes unavoidable. We ask that you stay behind the leader and walk in single file, facing the on-coming traffic, following any instructions they may give you.
  • With regret we cannot allow dogs, other than registered assistance dogs, on our walks.
  • Children with parents are very welcome.
  • For those new to walking a reminder to carry rain gear and wear suitable footwear. We do stop mid-way for a short break so you may wish to carry a drink etc. We ask that you leave nothing behind even if it is biodegradable. "Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprints."
  • Never walk in front of the Leader and if for any reason you need to stop, even for a comfort break, please let the Leader or Back Marker know.
  • If you order a meal at the pub please ensure you pay for it before leaving. Do not consume your own food or drinks in a pub or pub garden.
  • All sport and leisure activities have inherent hazards associated with them and rambling is no exception. In spite of the safety of members always being of paramount concern accidents will occasionally occur. It is important therefore that each member appreciates that they have a responsibility to identify hazards and take all reasonable steps to minimise the potential for accidents to arise.
  • Neither The Ramblers, nor the leader can accept responsibility for any accident and all activities are undertaken at your own risk.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017