Frequently Asked Questions

What happens on the first walk? 

The trained walk leaders wearing high visibility vests, who also hold a Heart Start resuscitation qualification, will ask you to complete a short health screen questionnaire which will advise walk leaders on any health issues that they may need to be aware of. Walkers are asked to bring any relevant medication with them and have them on their person throughout the walk e.g. inhaler, gtn spray, sugary drink, medication etc. If you would like to download the health screen questionnaire and bring it to your first walk to save time, please click below;

 

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What should I wear?

For each walk, we recommend sturdy, sensible flat shoes or walking boots. In the summer months, it may be tempting to wear flip flops or mules however with group walks and the potential of glass, sticks and stones being kicked forward by other walkers, your feet maybe at risk and therefore we would recommend covering the foot with a shoe or trainer. It is also recommended to have a waterproof coat with you, even in the summer! If you are going on a long walk, it is also useful to bring water and some light snacks and even some loose change for tea's and coffees at the end of the walk.  

Can I bring a dog?

Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome to join the walks (unless stated on the walk descriptions). Due to incidents reported in the press, fields with cows and calves may become dangerous to walk in with dogs. You will be advised by the walk leaders whether this is the case during the summer months when calving takes place. If in doubt, attend your first walk without your dog and ask the walk leader about the suitability of bringing your pet. Owners must take responsibility for their own dogs including their behaviour and fouling, and getting them over any stiles.

Can I bring children with me?

Yes you can, there are some Introductory and A grade walks that are suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs and younger children to walk on. Children aged 10 years and under must be accompanied by their parent or guardian whilst children aged between 10 - 16 years old, can be accompanied by an adult aged 18 years and under. Children aged 16 years and above, do not require adult supervision to attend the walks. 

What happens when it rains?

The walks will still go ahead unless the weather is so severe that walkers will be placed in danger. The walk leaders will be there at the start of the walk to advise walkers whether or not the walk will take place. In winter, please wrap up warm with hats, scarfs and gloves to make your walking experience more enjoyable.

Where can I get directions? 

Click on the 'location of walks' page and get directions to each walk, from your home on Google Maps. If you need to speak to someone for directions, please contact the Wrexham Tourist Information Centre on (01978) 292015.

Will I have to pay to attend the walks in the future?

The volunteer group are working hard to keep the walk free but each year it will cost approximately £700 a year to provide insurance, publicity and basic supplies such as first aid and rucksack supplies, paperwork and tabbards. Walkabout Wrexham & District will be contacting town and community councils and other organisations for funding as well as running special walks and events to fund raise towards the annual total. The volunteer walk leaders will advise walkers if donations towards the walks will be accepted in the future.

Insurance FAQ's

Here is a document that walkers may find useful as it briefly details some frequently asked questions about the walk leader insurance. Please also read the disclaimer below.

DISCLAIMER - The Group’s Public Liability Insurance Policy is provided by Lets Walk Cymru. The insurance is there to protect leaders from third-party claims. Accident cover for walkers is not provided so please remember that you are walking at your own risk and that unless negligient, walk leaders cannot be held responsible for any accidents that may occur on the walks. 

 

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