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Kington Walking Festival

WELCOME TO KINGTON WALKS

PLANNING FOR THE 2018 WALKS IS UNDERWAY DETAILS WILL APPEAR HERE IN DUE COURSE

Walk Gradings

All walks are graded according to their difficulty and length as follows:

Level 1 (Easy) = No steep gradients and minimal rough terrain.  These walks are suitable for most, including those with limited walking ability and families with children.

Level 2 (Moderate) = There may be some short sections of steep gradients and some rough terrain but any climb will be taken at a relaxed pace. These walks are suitable for most people of average fitness.

Level 3 (Energetic) = May include rough terrain, with steep climbs and descents. Requires a good level of fitness.

Level 4 (Strenuous) = Walks require fitness and stamina to cope with several steep climbs and to cover a good distance at a steady pace.

Dogs

We regret that dogs are NOT allowed on any of the walks, with the exception of Registered Assistance Dogs.

Clothing

You will be expected to ensure that you are properly equipped for the grade and length of walk. For walks graded 2,3 and 4 walking boots, a waterproof jacket and trousers, warm clothes, gloves, hat and a rucksack are essential (it may be cold on the tops in late September). We would strongly advise against walkers wearing jeans on any of our walks graded above level 1 as these are not sufficiently weatherproof. Walk leaders may refuse to take people who are not properly equipped or prepared.

Food and Drink

Ensure that you have an adequate supply of water (and a hot drink if you wish) and sufficient food for the length of walk – there are no cafes on the hills!  A packed lunch for an all day walk is strongly advised.  Where refreshments are included on a walk this is clearly stated.

Safety

Your leaders' duty is to the group and they may refuse to accept a walker whose clothing or equipment is unsuitable. If you choose to leave the group at any time, your leader is no longer responsible for you. Please have consideration for other people and keep mobile phone use to a minimum. We also ask all walkers not to smoke while on guided walks, out of consideration for others and to avoid undue risk of fire or littering the countryside.  No liability will be accepted for loss or injury that occurs as a result of taking part in any Walk or Event.

Age

Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Timing

Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the start of each walk. This is especially important for walks that include a bus journey. Walks will commence at the given time, whether or not all participants have arrived. Please note that durations given for walks are approximate.

Booking

Please book your place in advance to avoid disappointment. We anticipate that many walks will become fully booked up before the day. After September 20th walks will only be available to book in person at the Kington Walks office based in the Burton Hotel, Kington. Walkers who wish to take a chance of late bookings on the day may go the the Walks office at the Burton Hotel, but are reminded that spaces are subject to availability. Most walks are priced at £5.50 for a half day and £7.50 for a longer walk. Bookings are non-refundable except in the unlikely event that a walk is cancelled.



Kington Walks is a charity registered in England and Wales (1172022)