If you are not already a member of the Ramblers' Association, haven't walked with any kind of group before, or are totally new to walking as a pastime taking that first step (no pun intended!) can be quite daunting. It might be that you're apprehensive about not being fit enough to keep up, about not wearing or carrying the right things, or maybe you just don't know if you'll fit in. Well, if this sounds like you then the best thing is to come along to our next New Members Night and talk to one of the New Members Team. With decades of experience behind them, they can answer just about any walk related question you might have and are a good introduction to the Group.
Been walking before but only locally, or a long time ago and need to get back into walking gently? Why not look at the Walks Diary? All our walks are graded and, if you don't quite feel like the Jenson Button of walking yet, you can try out a couple of our easier walks first.
Bit of a walking wizard with regular 10 milers and a few 3000ft tops under your belt? Then feel free to get out on one of our more challenging walks. Each month there will be one or more 'harder' walks for those who like to get into the more remote or mountainous parts of the country. Alternatively, you can always attend one of the Area's Mountain Activities Programme (MAP) walks.
** Do please remember, if you are new to the Group contact the walk leader of any walk that you intend to go on so that on the day the walk leader can introduce themselves and, especially if you are a walking novice, ensure your safety and enjoyment whilst you gain walking experience with LYPWG. **
Eventually, if you like walking with us, you will need to join the Group by becoming a member of the Ramblers' Association. You can attend up to THREE walks with the Group to see if you like us first but, thereafter, you MUST get your membership, which you can do online or by mail. As at
May 2012, individual membership is £31 and joint £41 per annum.
However, join via Direct Debit and you can get 13 months membership for the price of 12. Ask one of the New Member Team or a Walk Leader for further details.