Hessle Rambling Club
The aim of the club:
To provide interesting and varied walks in Yorkshire and surrounding counties.
Please read and abide by the advice and guidelines outlined below:
All sporting and leisure activities have inherent hazards associated with them and rambling is no exception.
The safety of members is paramount, but accidents do occasionally occur. It is important therefore, that when entering into the activity, each member appreciates that they have a responsibility to themselves and others, to identify the hazards associated with the activity and take all reasonable steps to eliminate or minimise the potential of injury, by being vigilant.
The walk leader should be notified of any accidents, which will be recorded in the Accident Log.
The secretary should also be notified of any damage caused to property by a club member or members.
The club has Third-Party Liability Insurance to give protection to indiviuals in case of a claim being made against them by a third-party, such as a farmer/land owner or member of the public. Medical and personal accident cover is not included and if required, members should make their own arrangements.
Grade of walks will be in the moderate category, i.e.,walks for people with reasonable country walking experience and a good level of fitness. There will be occasional steep hills and sometimes slightly rugged terrain but generally open country walking. Suitable walking boots and warm, weatherproof clothing are essential, as this is a year round walking club. A change of footwear and possibly socks, after walking, is recommended.
Each walk will have a nominted leader who is responsible for both the route and length, which will usually be around 8-10miles. A shorter walk is usually available from the same coach. The leader will inform members, prior to the start of the walk, about lunch arrangements.
Occasionally the coach will meet the walkers at lunch time, although this will be dependent upon access and conditions.
Members should stay behind the leader, unless otherwise instucted by him or her to the contrary.
A back marker will be nominated by the leader to ensure that members do not become too far detached from the main group.
The walk will have been reconnoitred by the leader in advance, to advise members of potential hazards, i.e.,steep drops, slippery slopes, major roads, road walking etc. If a major road is part of the walk, the leader will arrange assistance for members when crossing.
Members are not allowed to bring dogs or other pets on a walk, since their presence can create potential hazards with livestock. Members should not walk between cows with calves, thereby effectively separating them, this can cause danger for members, from the animals.
Members are encouraged to carry a small First Aid kit, although one is carried by a member of the committee.
The walks are all risk assessed by the leaders, prior to taking place, to eliminate hazards /obstacles etc., as near as possible.
The walks are planned normally for the third Sunday of each month and coach hire will be arranged to collect and return members to their chosen pick up points, these being one of the club's agreed points, or another en route point agreed with the coach driver.
The charge for the day out will be collected on the coach, on the day of the walk. The exact cost of coach fares will be agreed at the A.G.M. Members fares and names will be taken on the coach for records of payment.
Bookings will be taken on the coach for the following months walk/s. Members not on the coach and wishing to book for future walks, must contact a Committee member by telephone or e-mail, booking will be on a first come basis. (See our contacts page for e-mail), or use the clubs e-mail address [email protected]
Cancellation of a booking must be made at the earliest possible date and no later than 7-00pm on the Friday preceding the walk, by contacting a member of the committee, preferably by telephone. It is essential that any non attendance after booking, is notitfied, to allow members who have not been successful in obtaining a seat on the coach, to do so. Genuine cancellations after the stated the date and time will be reviewed sympathetically. No notification may result in missing future walks.
Updated August 2017