Derby & South Derbyshire Ramblers

Working for walkers

Important Information for Walkers

ALWAYS contact walk leader if:

  • you haven't walked with our Group before
  • the walk is more than 20 miles from Derby
  • weather may be bad, or unusual circumstances
  • you prefer to meet at the walk start rather than Darley Park Drive cp (DPD cp)
  • you will be travelling by public transport

Changes to walks: Changes to the longer Sunday walks (eg because of bad weather) will be advertised on our website and in the Derby Evening Telegraph Saturday edition under Walk Diary. For possible changes to the shorter Sunday walks please contact the leader.

If in any doubt ALWAYS contact the leader.

Changes to Wednesday walks are via text & phone messages – please contact leaders.

Car sharing/ lifts: Most of the longer Sunday walks first meet at DPD cp in Derby (SK349380) to share cars. If you need a lift please contact the walk leader. Don't forget a clean change of footwear and a bag for dirty boots. The shorter Sunday walks and Wednesday walks do not meet at DPD cp so please contact the leader regarding car-share possibilities.

Car share costs: passengers are expected to share travel costs (min 20p per mile divided by number of people in the car) plus any parking charges.

Refreshments: Unless stated, all walks require drinks and packed lunch for the day.

Dogs: Allowed only at walk leader's discretion - always contact the leader before bringing your dog. It must be on lead and well behaved.

Non-members: You are welcome to walk with us 2-3 times after which we expect you to support the Ramblers by becoming a member.

Liability: Neither the Group nor the walk leader can accept responsibility for any loss or injury by persons taking part in the walks.

Mountain Rescue: Telephone 999, ask for the Police and then request Mountain Rescue.

Footpath problems: Please notify our Footpaths Secretary of any obstructions or other issues, giving full details and grid reference.

D&SD Group walks: We all appreciate the work of volunteers, in particular the walk leaders. We can help to make their role easier by:

  • respecting the walk leader's requests
  • keeping them well in sight, leaders must also make sure they do not get too far ahead
  • being sensitive to other walkers' abilities
  • ensuring new walkers to the group are made to feel welcome.

Grades

If in doubt contact leader.

bootwhite  Walks of about 4/5 miles – a good introduction to walking with a group

bootgray  Walks of up to 10 miles but at a slower pace with longer - possibly more frequent breaks

bootblack  Walks of over 10 miles taken at a good pace

boottwoblackLonger and/or more strenuous walks

Abbreviations

  • DPDCP Darley Park Drive Car Park, Derby
  • cp Car Park
  • CY PK Country Park
  • PS Picnic Site
  • VC Visitor Centre

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