All sporting and leisure activities have inherent hazards associated with them and rambling is no exception. In spite of the safety of members always being the paramount concern, accidents will occasionally occur. It is important, therefore, that when entering into the activity, each member appreciates that they have a responsibility to identify the hazards associated with the activity and take all reasonable steps to eliminate or minimise the potential for an accident to arise.
The Walks Leader reserves the right to alter the planned walk in the event of adverse weather, and to refuse any individual who is not properly equipped and who may endanger the safety of the group. It is preferred that members accompany the group through to the conclusion of the walk, however anyone wishing to leave the walk for any reason MUST inform the Leader.
As a general rule, members should not walk ahead of the Leader. If the Leader drops back for any reason, members in front should keep the Leader in sight and within calling distance, unless otherwise permitted by the Leader.
Some of these walks go into the hills. Participants are reminded that the following gear must be taken. Walking boots, rucksack, hats, gloves, warm clothing (not jeans) spare fleece, water, and a hot drink, lunch, and of course waterproof jackets and trousers. A whistle and a head torch (with spare batteries) should be carried particularly during winter months, and a hi-visibility garment would be useful in case of poor visibility.
Participants must satisfy themselves that the walk is suitable for their abilities. You can take advice by ringing the walks leader whose telephone number is given. No liability will be accepted for loss or injury as a result of taking part.
Please check the guided walk programme on the web site for planned cancellation and changes to walks. Leaders may change or cancel the advertised route at their discretion due to adverse weather conditions or other problems on the day.
Energetic walks generally involve two steep climbs but they require determined application.
Moderate walks will seldom involve steep climbs but if they do the climb will be taken at a relaxed pace.
Members are asked to make a small contribution towards petrol costs if applicable.
If any incidents or accidents occur please inform the Leader/Group Officer/or Senior Member immediately.
Please report any footpath problems with full details to the Footpath Officer, who will forward them to the appropriate authority.
Additional notes for the Walks Programme
- Meeting point is the car park at the rear of Market Hall, Brynmawr
- Start time for walks is 9 A.M.
- Wear strong boots or shoes, bring waterproof clothing and lunch.
- We regret that no dogs are only allowed on the walks.
- Non members are expected to join the Ramblers Association after three walks.
- For further information please contact -
Chair : Robert Short
Tel : 01495 718254
Secretary : Peter Henn
Tel : 01495 371776
Publicity Officer :Sue Dyke
Tel : 07980 256350
Membership Secretary : Peter Henn
Tel : 01495 371776
Treasurer : Russell Gore
Tel : 01495 311632
Other Sites of Interest
- Greater Gwent Area: www.gwent-ramblers.co.uk
- Ramblers Holidays: www.ramblersholidays.co.uk
- Group Walks Finder: www.ramblers.org.uk/walksfinder