Dursley Walking Festival 2017


Dursley Walking Festival 2017

Important Notes

    To avoid disappointment please read below to get you ready and prepared for the wonderful walks and events in our festival...

    • ü  The Dursley area is hilly and many of the walks will be strenuous - please consider any health issues you may have before deciding to join the walks and advise walk leaders of any concerns before setting off.

    • ü  For all but the shortest walks wear suitable footwear and bring waterproofs and/or warmer clothing. There have been reports of more ticks than usual in recent years. For this reason we suggest that you wear long-sleeved shirts and trousers rather than shorts.

    • ü  Please ensure that you take a drink with you and a snack or packed lunch where necessary.

    • ü  Please do not walk ahead of the leader unless asked.

    • ü  Many walks involve stiles and or kissing gates so we apologise that for this

      reason many of the walks may not be accessible for people with some mobility issues or may be unsuitable for push chairs. Please check with walk leaders in advance.

    • ü  Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Walk leaders will be happy to advise you further if you contact them in advance.

    • ü  Dogs are allowed on some walks (see individual walk details). The owner is responsible for their dog at all times. Dogs must be well behaved and kept on a short lead and under control at all times. The owner must ensure that their dog does not trip, alarm or inconvenience other people or cause damage, they must clean up after their dog. If a walk leader thinks that your dog is not sufficiently well behaved you will not be allowed to join the walk. Walks may contain stiles which dogs could find difficult to negotiate. When walking through a field containing livestock or horses people with dogs should walk at the back of the group. Dogs must not worry livestock. If the livestock/horses become threatening then please let the dog go. The dog will be able to run away and the livestock/horses’ interest will be diverted from the walkers to the dog.

    • ü  Please do not feed any animals you meet on the walks and make sure that you take all litter home with you.

    • ü  The duration of each walk has been estimated by the walk leader. Sometimes walks take longer than estimated e.g. if there are large numbers of walkers or difficult conditions underfoot on the day or it is necessary to change the route slightly due to path closures. Please bear this in mind if you use a short stay car park.

    • ü  In the unlikely event that it becomes necessary to alter or cancel a walk or event we will post a notice on our website www.dursleywelcomeswalkers.org.uk and our facebook page as soon as possible, if you are travelling a long distance for a specific walk/event we advise you to check the our website before travelling.

    • ü  Each walker is responsible for their own safety and for determining their capability to complete the chosen walk.

    • ü  All of the walks are free – donations to Dursley Welcomes Walkers or to the organising groups are at the walkers’ discretion. 






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