Links to Other Local Walking Groups
Swanage Walking for Health - http://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/swanage
CAPROW (Canford and Purbeck
Rights Of Way) - http://www.caprow.org.uk/
GRID REFs – Show the starting
points of the walks
CAR SHARE – To
share cars & ensure walkers without cars can get to the walks, we meet at
the lay-by in Northbrook Road opposite Day’s Park (SZ 026 799). We suggest
passengers make a contribution towards petrol costs, in proportion to the
distance travelled. Please bring a
change of shoes, or covers for your shoes to avoid getting other people’s cars
PUT – Indicates ‘pick-up time’ when
cars will leave the lay-by.
BUS TIMES – Are departure times. Unless
otherwise stated, all bus information is for “More” buses, and start from Swanage Bus & Rail Station. Confirm times when latest
bus timetable is printed. Concessionary bus passes are not valid for use on
services before 09:30 Mon-Fri [N.B.
valid all day on Saturdays].
MEMBERS traveling by bus from the Wareham
direction for walks starting from Corfe should
contact the walk leader beforehand to let the leader know they could be late
arriving for the start.
WALKS DETAILS & POOR WEATHER –
Walk leaders should be contacted if further information is needed about their
walks. In inclement weather please check your e-mail for late cancellation even
on the morning of the walk. For those members not on e-mail please call the
walk leader if unsure whether the walk will take place. Please note that walk
leaders have the right to decide whether to start a walk or not and to abandon
or alter walks if they believe it is warranted by the conditions.
WARNING – All sporting & leisure activities
have inherent hazards associated with them & walking is no exception. In
spite of the safety of members being the paramount concern, accidents can
occur. It is important that each member appreciates they are responsible for
their own safety and need to identify hazards and take all reasonable steps to
eliminate or minimize the potential for an accident to arise. Personal accident
insurance is not covered by the SWWG group insurance. It is the responsibility
of each individual member to decide whether or not they need to provide their
own personal accident cover.
Subscriptions are £5.00 per
person (children & dogs free). See any Committee member for details.
Wareham Car Share
Fiona Keeling organises a car
share from Wareham. If you are interested please e-mail Fiona at email@example.com and she will send you full details of how it works
with times etc. Please bring a change of shoes, or covers for your shoes to avoid
getting other people’s cars dirty.
Emergency/Useful Phone Numbers
The following is a list of emergency and indeed
non-emergency phone numbers, which it might be useful for all walk leaders and
others to keep in their address books or to preload into their mobile phones.
This time I have added the numbers of some local taxi firms. This could prove
useful if, as happened on a recent walk, a member is unable to continue on foot
and needs a lift back to their car or nearest town.
In an emergency, obviously
For non-emergency calls to
the Police telephone 101.
If you venture into French
telecom area then try +44 20 7230 1212
Trust (Purbeck Office) 01929 450002
01305 760439 (Dial 999 in an emergency)
Arne 01929 553360
Durlston Country Park 01929 424443
Weld/Lulworth Estate 01929 400352
Countryside Rangers (Rangers, Rights of Way, Coastal Team) 01305 224463
Swanage Associated Taxis 01929 421122 or 01929 425350
Swanage and Purbeck Taxis 07969 927424
Taxis (Swanage) 07549 776736
and Purbeck Taxi Service 01929 480485
Taxis 01929 556758
let one of the committee know if there are any other useful numbers that could
be added to this list.