Do I need to be a Christian to join?
The Christian Walking Club is open to all but as the name says, it's a Christian Walking Club, so don't be surprised when we pray, spend time in worship or chat about God in our lives. We welcome those who are in sympathy with the aims and Christian ethos of the club.
How do I join the Christian Walking Club?
Click on 'Contact'.
What are the current membership subscriptions?
Contact the Membership Secretary by e-mail email@example.com. Currently membership per annum costs under £20 for a single person and under £30 for couples.
Can I apply for membership on-line?
At present on-line applications for membership are not possible.
Where can I get see a programme of events?
Click on 'Contact' and ask the membership secretary to e-mail you a programme or look at the 'Public' Facebook site. A selection of up-coming events is on the Find Out More page.
What 'Kit' or equipment do I need?
Essential are a good set of windproofs and waterproofs to keep you dry and warm. Suitable footwear for the terrain you are walking across is also needed. Hat and gloves are often necessary. For more details take a look at this BMC guide New Hill Walkers booklet and in particular the Kit List given on page 17.
How many people come on events?
Anything between 6 to 60. Special interest or themed events such as backpacking or scrambling with professional guides are limited in number.
How many people will there be on a walk?
The number is set to ensure the safety of the group. Generally, the more technical and harder the walk, the smaller the number. On ‘Easy Lowland' walks there may be up to 16 people.
What can be expected of me on a walk?
Anyone joining a walk or event is expected to behave in a reasonable manner. You should respect those on the event and comply with any reasonable request given by a walk leader, especially regarding issues of safety.
Can the Club supply any training in map reading or leading walks?
The Christian Walking Club occasionally organises weekends to give informal training in navigation and leading walks. These are designed to help members of the club improve their skills with a view to contributing to leading walks and events for the club.
Are children welcome on walks?
Children under 18 are welcome on walks but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
Can I bring my dog on an event?
Usually it is only possible if you have a 'guide' or 'hearing' dog, but check with the event leader first.
Does the Christian Walking Club provide any insurance cover?
Public liability insurance cover is provided. Participants may like to take out personal insurance to cover situations such as cancellation or injury.
When was the Christian Walking Club founded?
The Christian Walking Club, originally known as the Christian Rambling Club, was founded in 1981 and changed its name in 2013.
Informal local groups, independent of the Christian Walking Club (CWC), arrange day walks at the weekend in their local area. These are usually on a Saturday so Sunday is free for church activities. Some local groups organise the occasional weekend away. You do not need to join CWC to attend events organised by local groups.
There are local groups covering the following areas:
- Derbyshire / North Midlands
- East Anglia
- East Midlands (Leicester and Rugby)
- Hampshire & Isle of Wight
- North West
- South East (mainly Kent and Sussex)
- South Midlands (Beds, Bucks, Herts and Northants)
- South Wales
- South West
- West Midlands