What do I need?

For all guided walks:  

  • A good, comfortable pair of walking shoes or boots
  • Comfortable outdoor clothing, including waterproofs in case of rain
  • A rucksack for personal provisions, including extra clothing, snacks and water
  • Picnic lunch on full day walks, unless pub/cafe available (see individual walk descriptions)

The Weather

The weather in Wales can occasionally be wet… We walk in all weathers unless we consider it is unsafe to do so. If the weather poses a risk (high winds, snow, ice or torrential rain) the walk may have to be cancelled at short notice (see Cancellations). If we need to change our itinerary or walking routes due to weather conditions we will let you know.  Please check the Met Office forecast before your walk, ensure that you wear suitable outdoor footwear and clothing and come prepared for whatever the weather! If you need advice, please get in touch.

Photographs

We encourage you to take photos during your walk but ask you to be sensitive to other members.

We also like to take photos on our walks and may use them for promoting Quiet Walks activities, including on our website & social media.  These photos may feature participants, although when we publish images we never include identifying information (unless you want us to).  If you do not wish to feature in our photos please state this on the consent form.

For your enjoyment and safety

We endeavour to promote safe practice on our walks and activities, having regard to the conditions prevailing at any particular time.  All participants also have an individual and collective responsibility to ensure this happens and you will be expected to abide by any safety instructions and decisions made by us.  If you choose to ignore safety instructions we cannot be held responsible for the consequences.  We reserve the right to refuse to take a client whom we consider will be unable to complete the planned activity, is wearing unsuitable clothing, ignores direct safety instructions or whose behaviour falls below an acceptable standard that puts others within the group at risk.

When walking with us, please respect the Countryside Code.

Walk Grade

We do not attach a ‘grade’ to our walks and activities.  The land where we walk is, in the main, classified as ‘lowland’ terrain – generally below 300m / 985ft.  However, it is not without hills.   When exploring the hills our total ascent during a day walk can often be well over 300m / 985ft, and some climbs or descents may be steep.  Other walks will have little significant ascent.  We mostly follow good well defined tracks and paths, although these can be muddy in winter or after rain.

Please carefully read each walk description.  It will include details of the walk duration, distance, terrain and likely ground conditions. 

You should be satisfied that you, and your group, have a reasonable and suitable level of ability and fitness for your chosen walk/activity.  If you need any further information about a walk before booking, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Minimum Age

Group Walks:

  • We operate a minimum age of 18 years on most of our Group Walks and activities (unless otherwise agreed)
  • There is no upper age limit

Private Guided Walks:

  • Minimum age 18 years unless accompanied by parent or legal guardian
  • Children are welcomed on private walks and are the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian throughout

Dogs

We love dogs and have welcomed them on walks in the past however there is guidance in place to make sure their inclusion doesn’t cause any problems for others. You must ask permission to bring a dog on a walk. We will check with other group members that they are comfortable around dogs before agreeing. You will need to keep your dog on a lead and under control at all times. They need to be well-behaved and they must not be reactive around farm animals. They must be capable of getting over stiles with or without help. You must clear up all dog mess and dispose of it responsibly.

Cancellation:

By Us: In the rare case that we have to cancel and event, you will be notified by email and offered a full refund or a replacement walk or course.

By You: Please give as much notice as possible if you can no longer make a walk or course that you have a reserved place on. We only take payment two weeks prior to the event after which there is no refund or credit unless there are people on a waiting list who can replace you.

Any questions? 

We would be delighted to answer any queries to help you choose your adventure with us – simply get in touch.  

Participation Statement

Risk & Health Acknowledgement

When booking and participating in our activities you acknowledge that walking, like all outdoor activity, has a danger of personal injury.  There are many variables including, but not limited to, weather, personal fitness level, terrain features and outdoor experience that must be considered prior to walking.  You voluntarily choose to take part and are aware of and accept these risks and are responsible for your own actions and involvement.

Please read the walk description carefully. Your booking, and participation on the day, are accepted on the understanding that you, and those you are booking on behalf of, are medically and physically fit to take part in the activity. You undertake to inform us if you have any medical or physical conditions which may affect your day walking (such as injury, diabetes, asthma, heart conditions, allergies, etc). If you have any concerns you should discuss this with us prior to booking and participating.

COVID-19 Risk – If you think you may have any symptoms linked to COVID-19, or have recently been exposed to the virus, do not come to the walk. Remember to check government advice

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