Here are a few tips if you are new to walking but please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any queries. See Contacts page for our names, or you can phone the leader of the walk you have in mind.
- If you are unsure about the pace of a walk please do ask the walk leader for advice. If you are able to cope with three hours of walking, you should be able to cope with any of the half day walks of 5-7 miles.
- Wear sturdy, supportive, comfortable boots or shoes.
- Wear layers of clothing, suitable for the season, remembering that you may feel cold at the start and warm up later.
- Bring a small rucksack to carry waterproofs, water and your day’s refreshments. We usually have a mid-morning break for coffee and snacks.
- Come prepared for English weather! A waterproof jacket is worth carrying. Plastic carrier bags are useful to keep things dry in your rucksack, and can double up as mats to sit on.
- In wet or wintery weather, waterproof overtrousers and/or gaiters are valuable.
- For all day walks we generally take our own picnics, and visit a pub or cafe for refreshment during lunchtime.
- We encourage car sharing so do please get in touch if you would like a lift and we will do what we can.
Walking is one of the best ways of taking exercise or, as Hippocrates put it: "Walking is man's best medicine". It is a great way to get outside, make new friends and discover how walking boosts your health and happiness. We look forward to welcoming you on any of our walks with Mole Valley Ramblers.