Walks update 19 January 2022
The Walks Programme page has been updated.
Bridgend & District Ramblers
Questions & Answers
How do I join you on a walk?
We run a range of walks to suit most walkers and all are welcome. Information on the walks is posted on the Walks Programme page and you must contact the leader to pre-register on the walk.
How difficult are the walks?
Our walks are classified as Easy, Medium and Hard.
Easy walks – likely to mean climbing over stiles.
Medium walks – will involve climbing stiles and maybe farm gates.
Hard walks are for more experienced walkers with an above average fitness level. The walk will include hills and rough terrain.
If you are unsure about what walk would be best for you, contact the Walk Leader who will discuss the walk with you.
Do I need specialist equipment?
Specialist equipment is not required, especially for the shorter walks but it is recommended to wear appropriate footwear, (e.g. good walking boots / sturdy shoes). You should also consider a waterproof jacket as the weather can change quickly on a walk. It is advisable to discuss the suitability of any long walks with the leader, especially if they’re categorised as hard.
Remember, there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing.
What should I bring on a walk?
On a walk less that 5 miles you should bring a drink. On a walk greater than 5 miles you should also bring a snack. Long walks (~12 miles) may involve two pit stops.
Can I bring my dog on a walk?
A number of our members own dogs but it varies from walk to walk whether a dog can come along.
You should contact the Walk Leader who will determine if the walk is suitable for dogs.
During the walk, the Walk Leader may instruct you to put your dog on a lead, you must comply with this instruction.
Do I need to be a member to come on a walk?
You do not need to be a member to come on a walk and we advise you to come along and try us out. But after two or three walks you will need to become a member.
How do I join the Ramblers?