Important information about safe rambling in Surrey.
All walks organised by the group are led by volunteers, who put considerable effort into planning and leading the walk. You will be helping them, yourself and the other walkers if you take note of the following:
- We like to be sociable and one of the main reasons we walk is to enjoy ourselves.
- If you are walking with us for the first time please make yourself known to the leader.
- Wear suitable stout footwear and outdoor clothing appropriate for the season and weather.
- On whole day walks bring an adequate supply of food and drink, unless the programme indicates a pub lunch.
- Dogs are usually allowed on walks but must be on a lead and kept under control at all times. Sometimes only Registered Assistance Dogs are permitted – this will be noted in the programme.
- Please check train times given in the programme; there may be changes since the programme was prepared. Good sources for this information are National Rail Enquiries 08457 48 49 50 or www.nationalrail.co.uk and Traveline 0871 200 22 33 or www.traveline.info. The National Rail website and those of individual train operating companies provide live train departure and arrival information. (Useful if you have a smartphone.)
- All walkers are responsible for their own safety and you are advised to carry a small first aid kit.
- Please do not walk in front of the leader and do keep in visual contact with those ahead of you and, more importantly, those behind.
- When walking on roads keep in single file on the right hand side to face oncoming traffic, unless indicated otherwise by the leader.
- Tell the leader if you need to stop at any time or leave the group before the end of the walk.
- If you get a lift to a walk you should offer to make a contribution to the driver’s costs.