Please bring appropriate clothing and equipment, sunscreen, water and a packed lunch - though we do try and finish at a tea shop or pub. Walking boots are recommended but stout trainers may be fine though be aware they could get very muddy. Jeans are not suitable for walking or hiking because they are heavy and transfer heat away from your body (particularly bad with a wind chill factor). They also absorb a lot of water when wet making them very heavy and they take a long time to dry. Sensible trousers can be tracksuit bottoms or leggings or ideally lightweight walking trousers. It is always a good idea to bring a waterproof coat, and in winter a hat, scarf and gloves. A waterproof bag to sit on at breaks is also very useful. The walk leader is not responsible for your personal health and safety and you join us at your own risk.
We don't let the weather deter us, but in extreme weather conditions please check via email whether the walk will continue. Rain doesn't stop us, but if the Police are advising against unnecessary journeys due to snow and ice or flooding then we may have to cancel.
We are happy to share transport from a convenient location but this must be arranged in advance with the contact. If you can offer transport then please also telephone the contact. A contribution towards fuel/running costs is usual.
What about dogs and children?
Well behaved dogs (and their owners) are welcome but dogs must be kept on a lead where necessary. If you want to bring children then check the nature of the walk with the leader and you must accept responsibility if they can't keep up the pace.
We are always looking for walk leaders - why not give it a go? An experienced leader will be happy to help. Here's a link to a Guardian article about planning walks.
Nottingham Hiking Dykes is a walking group for lesbians.