Unless otherwise stated please meet in front of the Corn Exchange in Biggar at 9:15. If you wish to go straight to the start please inform the walk leader.
Please carry your own hand sanitiser and use as appropriate this should not be shared nor should walkers share walking poles or any other equipment. Ramblers has advised that we should continue to take a walks register which will be destroyed after the walk.
Programme suggestions and volunteers as leaders are always welcome. Please contact any committee member.
As with any outdoor activity there are inherent risks associated with walking whether on gentle paths or on hill tops. All walkers are responsible for their own safety and are required to take all reasonable steps to ensure their own and fellow walkers' safety whilst on a walk.
If you have an accident or incident please let the walks secretary know.
Prospective walkers should consider the grading and length of a walk they plan to join. We walk at an easy pace often with stops for a rest and to admire the views. The walks leader may nominate front and back markers if necessary, those walking should walk between these two markers where possible, where not possible they should inform the relevant marker. Walkers are reminded that appropriate walking clothing (boots, waterproofs, etc) are strongly advised for all walks but are essential for all C+, B, B+, and A walks. Walkers should ensure they have sufficient food and water for all walks, particularly day walks - bring a packed lunch unless otherwise advised.
In the event that a walker needs to leave a walk they must inform the walks leader prior to leaving the walk.
Regrettably dogs are not permitted on any organised ramble, with the exception of guide dogs.
The walks leader may change a walk because of adverse conditions. The leader may also turn away anyone if they do not believe they are fit enough or well enough equipped for the walk.
In addition walkers are advised to carry a first aid kit and a survival blanket - both easily available at outdoor shops. No walker under the age of 18 will be allowed to participate without an accompanying responsible adult
You'll soon pick up all the information and tips you need from the others in the group.
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Guidance Notes for Walk Leaders
All the information needed by Walk Leaders can be found by downloading guidance notes - just click on the link under 'Download forms' at the bottom of this page.
THE COUNTRYSIDE CODE
The Land Reform Act 2003 gives us open access to all Scotland’s countryside, mountains and coast (with a few exceptions) and in return we strictly observe the Countryside Code:
It’s common sense really.
To download forms, including expense forms, walk attendance and emergency forms, please click here.