Stevenage Walk Festival

  1. What does it cost?

    There is no charge for going on any of the walks, although we invite you to make a donation at the end of every walk, the proceeds to go to the Mayor’s Charities.

  2. Do I need to book in advance?

    To help us with ensuring sufficient leaders on walks, those wishing to participate are requested to call the nominated leader in advance

  3. Is there a choice of walks?

    There is a walk for almost every level of ability. Long Walks are up to fourteen miles; Medium Walks will be around six or eight miles; Short Walks about four to six miles. Health Walks are measured by time: warm up walks will be around 30 minutes, followed by a one hour brisk step out walk. On evening pub walks, you may wish to join the leader for refreshment at the conclusion of the walk.

  4. Can I do the walk?

    Leaders will ensure that no walker is left trailing behind, the pace being set at that of the slowest individual. Nevertheless we do expect walkers to be reasonably confident that they can walk the specified distances before setting out on a walk.

  5. What should I wear?

    Comfortable and supportive footwear, and suitable clothing dependent upon the weather e.g. waterproofs, sunhats.

  6. What shall I bring with me?

    Everyone should have a bottle of water with them. Bring a drink and a snack for Short and Medium Walks. For Long Walks a packed lunch is also advisable. And sunscreen protection is necessary on hot days (for the sun is now at its highest).

  7. What if the weather is bad?

    Whatever the weather, the leader will always be at the appointed meeting place at the scheduled starting time, and will make any necessary decision at that time.

  8. Where are the meeting places?

    Most walks specify a meeting place somewhere in Stevenage. This may be a car park, from where car sharing can be arranged, or a location accessible by a regular bus service.

  9. Do all walks set off from their meeting places?

    Shared cars will be used to bring walkers from the meeting place to the starting point. You may wish to make a voluntary contribution towards the driver’s expenses. Note that all walks will set off promptly at the advertised time.

  10. Can I bring children?

    Family Walks are designed for families with children. Children under sixteen must be accompanied by an adult.

  11. Can I bring a dog?

    In the interests of safety for all walkers, dogs, even those on leads (other than registered guide dogs) will not be accepted on walks, other than those walks specifically described as “Dog Friendly” walks.

  12. What if I have a disability?

    Some walks are suitable for wheelchairs, and are marked as such in the programme.

  13. Am I insured on a walk?

    No. All walkers walk at their own risk. Neither Stevenage Borough Council nor any of the organisers can take responsibility for any personal injury arising on a walk.

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