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Walking with the Amersham and District Ramblers

This site has been set up by the Amersham and District Group of the Ramblers' Association.  The Ramblers' Association is a registered charity that encourages walking, protects right of way, defends the beauty of the countryside and has campaigned for many years for freedom to roam over uncultivated open country.

GENERAL NOTES

  1. Always follow the Country Code
  2. The leader is responsible for the group he leads – you go ahead of him or her at your own risk.
  3.  Insurance – leaders are insured under a Ramblers’ Association policy against any damage or injury caused by their own negligence.  The RA policy is NOT a personal accident policy and individual members who wish to be covered should take out their own insurance.
  4. Busy roads – walk in single file facing the oncoming traffic unless otherwise instructed by the leader.
  5. Leaving the walk – always inform the leader or some other reliable person if you wish to leave the walk.
  6. Sunday walk – this stops at a pub for lunch unless stated otherwise on the programme.  Always remove muddy boots, or cover them up, when entering a pub or tearoom. Though walkers are welcome to bring their own picnic they should not consume their own food in a pub or its garden.
  7. Wear sensible footwear – paths can be muddy or rough underfoot at any time of the year.  You are advised to carry waterproofs in all but the most settled weather conditions.
  8. Water – walkers can get thirsty, particularly in hot weather and it is advisable to carry plenty to drink.
  9. Fitness - Most walks include hills and walkers should be reasonably fit for all walks except the Easy Walks. If in doubt, check with the Leader.
  10. Easy Walks – A short description is usually given against the easy walks as guidance on stiles, hills etc. Circumstances can change, e.g. roadworks, diversions etc, between the programme going out and the walk.  If you have any concerns and want, say, a flattish walk or no stiles do check by phoning the leader before the walk.
  11. Dogs – It is entirely at the discretion of the walk leader whether dogs may be brought on walks, so please check with the leader BEFORE bringing a dog
  12. Map/Grid References – Maps are Land Ranger except where stated otherwise. If locating the start point of a walk on the internet, the full grid reference should be used without spaces and including the letters.
  13. Keeping with the main group - It is easy to become separated from the main group when out walking.  Please ensure that those behind you can see where you are going when you reach a path junction.
  14. These notes are intended for the benefit of all.  We walk to enjoy the countryside and the company of our friends so the main rule is ENJOY YOUR WALKING.
 

The Cotswold Way

We will commence walking the Cotswold Way on 10 September 2017.  This way-marked National Trail runs from Chipping Campden to Bath and offers 102 miles of great walking with long distance views from the Cotswold escarpment, picturesque villages and ancient sites.  The coach will leave Amersham at 80:00 am and the coach fare is dependent on numbers, approximately 20 miles.  Please contact us to reserve a seat.  Please bring a packed lunch.