Oswestry Group of the Ramblers
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The Ramblers' Association is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales.
Company registration number: 4458492. Registered Charity in England and Wales number: 1093577. Registered office: 2nd floor, Camelford House, 87-90 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TW
Times stated in the programme are at the meeting point. Please arrive early to allow time for leaders to issue instructions & arrange car sharing.
Note: If you intend going directly to the walk start point, it must be understood that if, due to unforeseen circumstances, the walk has to be changed or cancelled, the leader is unlikely to travel to the walk start point. If in doubt check with the leader on the day of the walk.
Note: Where a Grade+ precedes a walk description it indicates that the walk is harder than the average for the ‘nominated grade’, but its ascent or terrain does not warrant it being placed in a higher category.
Thursday morning walks
Approximately 4 to 5 miles, maximum grade Moderate and walked at a moderate pace. Normal meeting time 10:00 in Gateacre Car Park, Oswestry.
Sunday long walks
Usually more challenging walks, grade up to and including Strenuous. Normal meeting time 9:30 in the main Oswestry Car park in front of the flats.
Sunday medium walks
6 to 8 miles, maximum grade Moderate and walked at a moderate pace. Normal meeting time 10:00 in the main Oswestry car park in front of the flats.
Sunday afternoon walks
4 1/2 mls maximum, grade up to Moderate. Normal meeting time 13:15 in the main Oswestry car park in front of the flats
Please ignore estimated finish times shown against walks. This is a calculated time and does not take account of time to travel to/from the walk or coffee/lunch breaks. Please consult the leader for estimated finish times
In order to provide transport to participants without cars and to keep the number of cars to a minimum, most walks have a central meeting point before proceeding to the starting point.
It is suggested a voluntary contribution towards fuel costs as per the table below be offered to car drivers. To simplify matters each walk in the programme is assigned a travel zone.
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Most walks listed in our programme are primarily intended for Ramblers members. Non-members are welcome to join us as guests on two or three walks, though if you walk with the group regularly you will be expected to join the Ramblers.
All sporting & leisure activities have inherent hazards associated with them & rambling is no exception. Safety of participants in group walks is always the paramount concern; however, accidents will occasionally occur. It is important therefore, that when entering into the activity, each participant 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. Please make sure that you are fit enough to undertake the walk you intend to join. If you are unsure of your fitness level, try a short walk first. Most walks are off road in rural areas..
When parking at the walk start, please ensure that cars do not block gates. Please take passengers in your car if driving to the walk start point rather than the official meeting place.
Please have suitable footwear (normally boots) and clothing for the walk you intend to join, also you will need some food and drink. Leaders can refuse to accept participants who, in their opinion, are inadequately equipped or not sufficiently fit.
To comply with the Ramblers insurance, any incident or accident however minor must be reported to a programme secretary within 7 days of the completion of the relevant walk. This instruction includes participants on recces.