Our 20-40’s walks are more popular than ever. However we are struggling to find walk leaders. Despite the number of walkers increasing the number of leaders is going down. This has led to some gaps in the programme despite some of the remaining regular leaders helping by putting two or more walks on
PLEASE HELP US BY LEADING A WALK. If you’re not sure here are a few things that may help:
- There are many routes published in books/internet. Alternatively other walkers will have some that you can “borrow”!
- Many leaders prefer to do their first walk (and indeed further walks) with someone else. Please ask around, post on the website or let Claire Phillips or Nick Malyon know and we’ll help find someone else who is also looking
- A pre-walk will help you develop and get to know a route. This will leave you with less navigating to think about on the day of the walk. Brighton and Hove ramblers can pay travel expenses (petrol or public transport costs) for this pre-walk
A few tips for walk planning:
- We’re looking for all types of walks including shorter afternoon walks. For a full day walk, an ideal plan has slightly more of the walk in the morning than the afternoon
- Book pub lunches where possible for the group (initially an approximate number then confirm on the day when you know how many want lunch). Alternatively choose a lunch stop where there are many options (such as in Rottingdean) and give a time to meet back. Or a picnic lunch – although not ideal in winter!
If you’re not that sure about leading, talk to one of the existing walk leaders. It’s really not that hard!
Ideally we would like a walk every Sunday. We have managed this many times over the past couple of years. Despite the request a couple of weeks ago we CURRENTLY HAVE NO WALKS for our November to February programme. Existing and lapsed walk leaders please let Claire know asap (this helps her schedule the walks so that we don’t have similar destinations too close). Potential new walk leaders please have a go!
If you have any questions or ideas please ask/comment. Thanks!
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