Sutton and Wandle Valley Ramblers

Important Notes to Ramblers

[1] Classification of Walks 

Our walks use the national grading. Details are set out on yellow tab and the web page below

The grades are described below: N. B. The descriptions do not denote pace

EASY – walks for anyone who does not have a mobility difficulty or specific health problem or is seriously unfit.
LEISURELY – walks for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience.
MODERATE – walks for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness. May include some steep paths and may be at a brisk pace.

Important. Grades are provided as a general guide only: if you have any doubt about your ability for a particular walk please contact the leader in advance. You should also consider the distance of the walk, the terrain and the possibility of bad weather, which can make a walk more difficult than planned. If you're unsure of your fitness level, try a short and easy walk first. Leaders may refuse to accept participants who, in their opinion, are inadequately equipped or unfit.

[2] For your own and others’ safety please follow any instructions from walks leaders.

Though walking is inherently one of the safest outdoor activities, no activity is completely without risk and it is your responsibility to behave sensibly and to minimise the potential for accidents to occur. Please see safety advice (link)

[3] Where a Public House is used, walkers should not consume their own food and drink on the premises,

unless the Landlord has given express permission. Please remove or cover muddy boots when going into a pub.

[4] Meeting points for car sharing are shown

for the majority of walks not using public transport.

This is either Belmont Bus Terminus (BBT) which is situated at the junction of Downs Road and Commonside Court, Belmont or Sainsbury’s Car Park, North Cheam. Those without cars can usually be picked up here, but we regret to say that this cannot be guaranteed, as we do not know who is attending a walk.

Car sharing is encouraged and drivers often appreciate it when a voluntary contribution is made by passengers. As a guide 10 pence per mile, per passenger, is considered an amount which reasonably covers the costs incurred by the driver.

[5] Dogs must be kept under control

and must be kept on a lead across farmland and whenever requested by the leader.

[6] In really bad weather, or when the forecast is poor,

e.g, fog, ice, snow, high wind and torrential rain, etc, the leader should be contacted to see if the walk is taking place.

[7] Please check the train times

if you use the train to a walk (08457 484950).

[8] Picnic, Pub/picnic

“Picnic” denoted in the walk details indicates that a pub might not be available. Pub means there may not be a suitable place to eat your own food. Pub/picnic means that you should have a choice.

Leaders – if you are unable to lead your scheduled walk

Please contact Roger AND Judy

The walk cancellation procedure is set out in the document below:

Monday, December 10, 2018