Walks Programme Info

POTTERS BAR RAMBLING CLUB

In association with The Ramblers Association and The Open Space Society

ChairmanSecretaryMembership Secretary
Mr Bob MacKenzieMrs Sue AndersonMrs Carol Anning
01707 657107
020 8953 0997
01438 717826
0797 499 4915
bob.mc@virgin.netus2@sueandchris.plus.comc.m.anning@btinternet.com
TreasurerRambles SecretarySocial Secretary
Mr Jeffrey ChesnickValerie PeakeMr Warren &
Mrs Natalie Bernhaut
0208 36033960779298019401707 655732
Holidays SecretaryCommittee
Mrs Sheila DaecheMrs Jenny Lee,
Mrs M Franklin

PLEASE NOTE

YOU JOIN WALKS AT YOUR OWN RISK. Walks will start at 10-30am unless otherwise stated. If you need transport, please ‘phone the walk leader who may be able to help. All distances are shown in miles. DOGS (on our walks) MUST BE KEPT ON A LEAD AT ALL TIMES

GUIDANCE FOR WALK LEADERS

Reconnoitre the route a few days beforehand, preferably with a backmarker. Note hazards , problems, toilet points etc. Adjust the route if necessary. A “Buddies” system could be suggested so that solo people would have a companion to assist in exploring a walk.Leaders should appoint a back marker. Leaders and backmarkers should be equipped with whistle, compass/GPS, mobile and each others number, notepaper, pen, map and/or some directions. It would also be helpful if walk leaders could encourage other members to consider becoming a future walk leader themselves either for a shorter or longer version of the same walk or a completely new one. Many club members can offer suggestions for walks from previous programmes which may be “personalised” by, or for, a new leader or just revived as they were walked in the past. Although we aim to have a Pub available at about the halfway point of the walk, pub landlords generally do not welcome people to eat their own food on their premises. In order to retain the goodwill of landlords, please refrain from using the facilities of a Public House unless a purchase has been made by you, and to remove, or cover, muddy boots before entering.. Please bring your own food and drink – be independant – and if the pub is there – so much the better. On the day, introduce yourself to new members and anyone walking with the club for the first time. Be prepared to turn away inadequately dressed or equipped walkers. Give brief details, timings, refreshment stops, hazards etc. Count how many walkers there are. Stay in front but check that you can see the back marker. Wait while everyone crosses a stile or passes through a gate. Chat with newcomers.

HEALTH PROBLEMS

Anyone who feels ill should return to the start accompanied by two volunteers. In the event of fractures, heart attack, severe bleeding etc., dial 999., give your position, stay with the injured until help arrives. Report the incident to the club secretary.

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