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This is the web site of The Walking Club,
a Peterborough based hiking group.




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MEMBERSHIP CHARGES

Annual subscriptions are used to cover third party insurance, maps and other running costs. The cost of fuel to reach walk destinations is shared between attendees.

Payment can be by cash, cheque or standing order. Cheques should be made payable to “The Walking Club”.

FULL MEMBERSHIPIndividual WagedIndividual Unwaged/RetiredFamily (2 adults + 2 children)
One annual payment£20.00£14.00£38.00
Additional Children£7.00 (under 18)

Other rates are available for different family groupings. Please contact the membership secretary for details.

After their first walk, non–members are welcome to continue to join the occasional walk but with an additional walk charge of £3.00 per walk.

MILEAGE PAYMENTS

Assistance with fuel costs is given to drivers based on the following (last review date April 2017).

  1. Private petrol car – 20.0p
  2. Private diesel car – 18.5p
  3. Company petrol car – 15.5p
  4. Company diesel car – 14.0p

WALK RISK ASSESSMENT

Here is our walk risk assessment.

WALK/WALKER GRADING

GradeTypical walk parametersWalker attributes
walk Standard Good level paths and tracks; Length 8 to 12 miles; Climbing up to 300m; Height – below 400m Reasonable fitness; Reasonable walk speed for terrain; Suitable equipment for conditions likely on low level walks.
walk walk ModerateUndulating paths and tracks, some cross country; Length 10 to 12 miles; Climbing up to 600m; Max. height – around 600m. Good fitness and agility; Reasonable walk speed for terrain; Equipment suitable for higher level walks in all conditions.
walk walk walk Strenuous Rugged cross country; Some scrambling and/or boggy ground; Length 10 to 15 miles; Climbing up to 1200m; Max. height – around 800m. Good fitness and agility; Reasonable walk speed for terrain; Not afraid of heights and sudden drops; Equipment suitable for higher level walks in all conditions.
walk walk walk walkChallenging Rugged cross country; Significant scrambling and/or boggy ground; Length 15 to 20 miles; Climbing over 1200m; Height – above 800m. High level of fitness and agility; Reasonable walk speed for terrain; Comfortable with heights and sudden drops; High standard of equipment.

PARTICIPATION STATEMENT

"Hill walkers recognise that participation in all forms of hill walking is inherently risky. You should only get involved if you are personally prepared to accept these risks and recognise that you will be exposed to potentially life–threatening situations."


INSURANCE

The committee, appointed walk leaders and members on our approved walks are covered for civil liability (which includes public liability), as per follows: Public Liability Bodily injury to third parties and/or damage to third party property arising out of the insured activities. Cover includes member to member liability, damage to leased or rented premises, trespass, nuisance and pollution. The interest of principals (land/property owners etc) is also included. line