The walks are of varying length, between 2 to 8 miles, and are generally circular. Roughly, it takes 30 minutes to walk one mile, but my walks allow time for stopping places where I point out things of interest related to the theme of the walk. On some walks we stop for refreshment at a café or ‘pub’, or refreshments are provided. Some include a guided tour of a historic house or building.
All walks are accessible by public transport. They follow well-used footpaths, tracks and minor roads. Occasionally we may have to walk on a major road for a short distance. Walking boots or stout shoes are recommended. Waterproofs are also a good idea! Occasionally, you may need protective suntan lotion and a hat! You are recommended to always bring water or a soft drink, and a snack if you likely to run out of energy! You will be advised if you need to bring a packed lunch.
The walks are graded according to the difficulty of the terrain – see key below – and on walks graded moderate and hard, you may encounter stiles of varying awkwardness, steep slopes and mud! For this reason these walks are not recommended for those less mobile or wheelchair users. Unless otherwise stated, they are also not suitable for very young children. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome on the walks, unless we are visiting somewhere where dogs are not allowed. Please check when booking.
Walks are graded according to the difficulty of the terrain rather than the distance, which will always be stated:
Easy: mainly on the flat, usually around a village or town.
Moderate: some slopes, stiles and off-road footpaths
Hard: may include steep slopes, stiles and rough, boggy ground
Scheduled walks: where advance booking is required, please pay by cheque or direct into my Bank account (details will be supplied).
If you have to cancel your booking, I will refund any payment made, minus 25% of the total charge, providing you give at least 24 hours notice. I reserve the right to cancel a walk under adverse weather conditions. All payments, in this case, will be refunded.
Private or Group bookings: bookings are welcome from individuals or groups of adults or school/college groups. Groups of children and students must be accompanied by a responsible adult at a ratio of at least 1 adult per 16 children/students. Payment is required in advance where possible. For groups of 10 or more, a deposit of 25% of the full amount is required on booking. Payment can be made by cheque or direct into my Bank account (details will be supplied on the invoice). The balance must be paid 4 weeks before the date of the booking. If you have to cancel, I will return any payment made, minus £20.00 administration fee, providing you give at least 2 week’s notice.