Here are some frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions please get in touch. 

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Follow the Country Code. Respect, protect and enjoy the countryside. Take home your rubbish and bury any human waste.

On public roads, take care to walk in single file, facing oncoming traffic unless advised to do otherwise by the Leader.

Yes of course, all are welcome. Dogs, well behaved can come along as well, please keep them on leads when there is livestock about, or on roads.

If you are new to the group and to walking, start with a walk graded “Leisurely” and build up. Most walks will have a “shorter option” of approximately 5 miles where you can arrange collection at a mid point along the route.

The groups average walking speed is 2.0 to 2.5 miles per hour  depending on the terrain.

The group will stop to snack and check blood glucose levels every hour. Lunch stop will be approximately for 20 minutes after 2.5 hours.

Walk leaders are responsible for keeping the group together and path finding. Please do not go ahead of the Leader. Always inform the Leader or back marker if you wish to leave the walk, however briefly.

Always inform the Leader if you are feeling hypoglycaemic or if you believe another member of the group’s blood sugar is low.

(Hypoglycaemia (hypo) means ‘low blood glucose levels’ – less than 4 mmol/l*. This is too low to provide enough energy for your body’s activities.)

Walkers are reminded that they they attend walks at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety. Make sure you bring appropriate gear for the conditions and adequate food and drink.

Also make sure you have your medication and blood sugar meter handy. Especially on long walks, carry emergency provisions.

Always inform the Leader if you are feeling hypoglycaemic or if you believe another member of the group’s blood sugar is low.

(Hypoglycaemia (hypo) means ‘low blood glucose levels’ – less than 4 mmol/l*. This is too low to provide enough energy for your body’s activities.)

A First Aid kit and additional glucose will be carried by an experienced member of the group. Please check your blood sugar at intervals on a walk.

Leisurely

8 –10 miles in distance, fairly flat with no significant hills.

Moderate

9 – 11 miles in distance, some uphill walking and descents.

Strenuous

12 miles + in distance, steep uphill sections and steep descents.

If you are new to the group and to walking, start with a walk graded “Leisurely” and build up.

Walkers should be equipped with the following :

  • Walking boots that support the ankle
  • Rucksack or backpack to be worn on the shoulders
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Walking trousers – not jeans
  • Additional clothing dependant on the time of the year and the weather – Fleece, Gloves, Hat, Waterproof Trousers
  • Snacks, sandwiches, juice, glucose tablets
  • Suntan cream, whistle, camera

Contact the walk leader by text or email. Please inform walk leader if you are unable to attend a walk on the day.

Walks will normally take place on the second Sunday in the month. In some months, where there is an overriding event, the day will be changed. Walk dates & details will all be published on the RAVE website.

We will be delighted to hear about your experience, including Photos, Blogs, Tweets, Facebook etc

Also if you would like to propose a walk to be considered for the near future it will be most welcome.

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