Walking Programme 2024

Sunday 14th January 2024

Cotswolds - Crickley Hill

Coach Leaves 7.00 am


Sunday 11th February2024

Mendip Hills

Coach Leaves 6.00 am


Tuesday 20th February 2024

AGM Plough&Harrow


23rd - 26th February Lake District

Club Weekend


Sunday 17th March 2024

Gritstone Trail

Coach Leaves 6.00 am


Sunday 14th April 2024

Peak District Kinder Scout

Coach Leaves 6.00am


Sunday 12th May 2024

Lake District Grasmere

Coach Leaves 6.00am


Sunday 9th June 2024


Coach Leaves 6.00am


Sunday 14th July 2024

Moel Hebog

Coach Leaves 6.00am


Sunday11th August 2024

Black Mountains/Hay on Wye

Coach Leaves 6.00am


Sunday 15th September 2024

Moel Siabod-Snowdonia

Coach Leaves 6.00am


18th - 21st October 2024

Lynton North Devon

Club Weekend


Sunday 13th October 2024

St Sundays Crag Fairfield

Coach Leaves 6.00am


Sunday 10th November 2024


CoachLeaves 6.00am


Sunday 15th December 2024

Goyt Valley Buxton

Coach Leaves 7.00am





Sunday 14th January 2024 7.00am Cotswolds Crickey Hill


      Walk Organisers – Neville Village and Rob Maule

Cost of this months walk is £16.00 for members and £18.00 for visitors

The Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covers 787 square miles a range of rolling hills rising from the River Thames up to the Severn Valley and Evesham Vale formed from Jurassic limestone mined for its golden Cotswold stone of which many buildings are constructed of many walks and trails are available including the 120-mile-long Cotswold Way from Chipping Camden to Bath. Painswick town grew from the wool trade and many attics in the buildings face south formally being used for weaver’s workshops.  It is also home to the church of Saint Mary with its 99 clipped yew trees.

There is not a pub at the end of the walk so please make use of the facilities at Crickley Hill Country Park towards the end of all the walk.Gaiters strongly recommended.

The ‘A’ party walk is a clockwise circular route starting at Birdlip Viewpoint car park (SO 93149 15411). They head south towards Birdlip, following the Cotswold Way. They turn south westwards to Cranham and continue across Cranham Common, over Saltridge Hill to Lord’s Wood. They then turn westwards past Painswick Lodge and turn northwest to bypass Paradise, allegedly named by King Charles 1st. They climb up to Painswick Beacon, turn northeast to Popes Wood, then descend Kites Hill before passing to the north of Prinknash Abbey.  They go on to Coopers Hill, (home of the Spring Bank Holiday Cheese Roll Event), before descending East to Witcombe Reservoir and then turning northwest to Little Witcombe. Under the A417, they use footpaths to reach Greenfield Farm and then turn south to head for Crickley Hill. Then they head eastwards to recross A417 at the site of The Air Balloon (now demolished) and return to Birdlip Viewpoint.

Leaders:         Carol Gosling and Ranjit Bindarh                 Distance:25km           Ascent: 930m

The ‘B1’ party walk is also a clockwise circular route from Birdlip Viewpoint Car Park, headingSoutheast towardsBirdlip and through Witcombe Wood following the Cotswold Way before turning South to Cranham then Northwest to Rough Park. Then turning Southwest to cross A46 and drop down to Prinknash Park and the 11th Century Abbey before recrossing the A46 to Upton Wood following the A route over Coopers Hill. Then turn South to Coopers Wood and Northeast to Witcombe Reservoir to follow the A route back to start.

Leaders:         Bob Price and Paul Burns                              Distance:21.5km        Ascent: 725m

The ‘B2’ party walk is an anticlockwise circular routefrom Birdlip Viewpoint Car Park,heading North to cross the A417 at the Air Balloon to join the Gloucestershire Way, through Rushwood Kennels past Coldwell Bottom and then Coberly to turn Northeast to Upper Coberly and then skirt Hilcot Wood to rejoin the Gloucester Way then turn left to Pegglesworth and cross A436 in a southwest direction and drop down to Severn Springs an accredited source of the Thames.Retracing routes turn left to pass Windmill Farm and follow the Cotswold Way up to Devils Chimney a limestone stack possibly left from Limestone quarrying for Kilns at nearby Shurdington. Head South to the National Star College to turn right and Northeast to Greenway Lane before turning sharp left and pass the Long Barrow along the footpath up to Crickley Hill before heading Southeast to the Air Balloon and crossing the A436 turning right and return to Birdlip viewpoint.

Leaders:         Richard Gosling and Neville Village              Distance:23.5km        Ascent: 550m

The “C” party walk is a circular anticlockwise routealso startingfrom Birdlip Viewpoint Car Parkheading anticlockwise following the B2 route to Coberley before turning North past Hartley Bottom and up to the Cotswold Way, turning left to Devils Chimney and again following B2 walk before turning off by the site of the Roman Villa and heading through Quarry to the top ofCrickley Hill and follow B2 route to end of walk at Birdlip viewpoint.

Leaders:         Wendy Price and Rus Khalid                           Distance:15km           Ascent: 407m

Map:   Explorer 179 Gloucester_Cheltenham_and_Stroud


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All Those Years Ago!
The seed was sown in the Autumn of 1973 when Ken Smithem was asked to arrange walks for a few interested colleagues in the Lucas electronics factory at Mere Green. Having thought he had discouraged them with the scramble up Tryfan they came back for more, so the idea of a club was formed. At an inaugural meeting, which was so well attended that it filled the whole canteen area, the Lucas Fellwalking and Rambling Club was born. Representatives from the nine main midlands factory areas were elected to produce a programme of walks.

The cold, 20 - seater coach for the first club walk, left the Great King Street factory on 17th February 1974, bound for Lathkill Dale. In this first year. members' subs were deducted from their monthly wages. Finding this arrangement less than satisfactory, the club was dissolved at its first AGM in February 1975, and reopened to all-comers as the Hill Walking Club - a double entendre reflecting the Hill Village area of its origin as well as our intention of being much more than a rambling club.

>Ray Siddell was the first chairman, and Stan Patchett designed the first club badge which is still seen on a few rucksacks, and now on the website. Little remains in the club archive from that very early period, but an entry from May 1975 details two walks interestingly described as a 'Ramble' and a 'Fell Walk'. The Ramble led by Joy and Ken Madeley took walkers from Patterdale, along Grisedale to finish at Grasmere. The Fell Walk led by Stan Bellaby and (of course!) Ken Smithem, was over St Sunday Crag, offering walkers a chance to watch fell runners on the Fairfield Horseshoe.

Many friendships, marriages, subgroups for weekly walks and backpacking have been generated from the contacts through the Club – we all have that common interest at heart.

May it long continue.


How do I contact the club for more information? Use the contact email link at the top of this page, and we will get back to you. It would be useful if you leave a phone number.

Can I come on the next walk?


Use the email link at the top of this page and we will get back to you about coach availability, please leave a phone number
Where do you meet? The coach picks us up from the car park in Mere Green.
How do I become a member? The Club Rules require that a prospective member would normally have to complete 2 "B" walks succesfully to be eligible for club membership.

What fitness level is required?


A good level of fitness is required as all walks are in mountainous and sometimes remote areas.An average "B" walk is 18 kilometres in length and 900 metres of ascent, depending on the terrain,to be completed in about 6 hrs

What equipment is needed?


Please refer to the "Safety & Kit" link

What do I wear?


Please refer to the "Safety & Kit" link
How much does it cost?

The annual membership at present is £20. The coach costs vary, depending on the distance travelled, but is generally between £17 and £22.

Is there an age limit? We don't have an upper age limit, -as long as you are fit enough to do the walks, thats fine. We do have a lower age limit of 18.
Can I take my dog on the walks? No, we don't have dogs on our Sunday walks.




Hill Walking Club  takes your privacy seriously and is committed to ensuring that all personal information handled by the club is processed according to the legally compliant standards of the General Data Protection Regulations which came into force on 25thMay 2018. As a “controller” of the personal information that you provide to us, this privacy notice sets out how, why and for how long we will use your personal data, as well as whom it is shared with. It also explains your legal rights as a data subject and how to exercise them.

What we need from you

When you join as a member of Hill Walking Club or renew your membership, we may ask you the following personal information:

Contact details – name, address, email address, phone number and emergency contact details.

If you do not provide us with the personal information that we need this may affect our ability to offer you our membership services.

When we collect your data, we will ask your consent to use it in different ways e.g. preferred means of contact.  We will only use your personal data in ways you have given us permission to do so.

Why we need your personal information


We collect and use personal data solely for administrative purposes in order to help us carry out our services to members.

This includes:

  • Receiving membership subscriptions.
  • Issuing membership renewal reminders
  • Maintaining a contact database of our committee, leaders and members and their contact permissions.
  • Fulfilling coach bookings placed on-line, over the phone or in person.
  • AGM and Committee notices
  • Organising club activities including recces.
  • Reasons of safety on the hills in the event of difficulties or emergency
  • Banking officers will have access to bank details when required.

Legitimate purposes

We may also share personal information with professional and legal advisors for the purpose of obtaining advice.

We respect your privacy and will not sell or disclose your personal information to any third party, including other walking groups locally or nationally.

How we protect your personal information

Your personal information is accessed by our committee, only for the purposes set out above. It is stored by our club in a password protected computer database and paper based filing systems which are securely stored.

How long we keep your personal information

We only keep your personal information for as long as necessary to provide you with membership services. Unless you ask us not to, we will review and delete your personal information where you have not renewed your membership with us for one year.

You have a right to:

  • Change your communication preferences or restrict the processing of your personal data for specific purposes.
  • Request that we correct your personal data if you believe it is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • Request that we delete your personal information.
  • Access the personal data that we hold about you through a “subject access request”.

You can contact us by e-mail at: walking@hwcsc.co.uk


If you are unhappy about how we have used your data, you can complain to the Honorary Secretary of the club

If you are not happy with our response, or you believe that your data protection or privacy rights have been infringed, you can complain to the UK Information Commissioner’s Office which regulates and enforces data protection law in the UK. Details of how to do this can be found at www.ico.org.uk

Notification of change of Privacy Policy

Hill Walking Club reserves the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time. Notice of any change will be posted on our website and will be deemed effective on publication.

Honorary Secretary

Hill Walking Club

August 2018

The following list of clothing and equipment is agreed by the Club Committee, and links directly with the club rules.If committee members are unhappy about your clothing you may be restricted in the walks you can do, or even excluded from the days walk.

Considered to be essential;

  • Walking Boots with a good ankle support and well cleated soles.(Trainers or Approach Shoes are not acceptable)
  • Good quality waterproofs, jacket and over trousers.
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Rucksack(do not share)
  • Hot Flasks are needed in winter.
  • Plenty of water in the summer will stop you getting dehydrated.
  • Enough food for the day


  • Extra warm top.
  • Gaiters
  • Spare Socks
  • A change of dry clothing left on the coach is useful.
  • Sun protection cream (all seasons)
  • Map, compass and torch
  • Survival bag
  • Personal First Aid Kit (comprehensive kit carried by walk leaders)


  • Clothes must be able to adapt to changeable mountain weather. Tops and trousers will be more comfortable made from lightweight fabrics designed to keep you warm in winter or cool in summer. These fabrics often draw moisture away from your body keeping you more comfortable. Thick cotton garments should be avoided as they are likely to get very wet, taking a long time to dry. Jeans are not allowed.
  • You will be out for a whole day, with no scheduled visits to food shops.You need sufficient calories to get you up the hills!
  • Please let the walk leaders know if you have a medical condition which could affect you on the walk




Carol the "Chair" (Likes to be addressed as Sir)

Bob, our membership secretary


Tom, the club secretary

Ian, our treasurer






Neville, our latest committee member




Here we are into July already and still waiting for summer to arrive. Let’s hope it becomes more settled and temperatures rise later in July and August to give us some warm, sunny days on the hills.


Pretty quiet on the news front at this time of the year but behind the scenes, the committee are busy planning the programme of Sunday walks and weekends away for 2025.


Weekend organiser Rob Maule will shortly be emailing details of balance payments to those of you who have booked to stay at the Valley of the Rocks Hotel in Lynton in October. Please pay the balance requested by required date. If you do NOT receive this email and you think you should have done, or if you have any queries re the weekend, please contact Rob directly (ramte8@yahoo.com)


We are returning to the Glaramara Hotel at Seatoller, Borrowdale, which is a lovely hotel with excellent food and is in a prime location with walking all around. We have a full complement of people who have signed up, so if anyone else wants to come this will only be possible if the hotel still has any rooms available. Anyone who is interested but hasn't signed up should get in touch with Tom Somervell by email (tomsomervell@gmail.com) and he can liaise with the hotel.


Just a reminder that the bar is kindly run by Roger on an honesty box system. He can usually provide change but this can prove difficult if everyone proffers notes to pay. I know that many of us don’t carry cash anymore, but if you can bring coinage, it is by far the simplest method of paying for drinks and snacks.

New system: If change is not available or if you don’t have any money with you, please record in the new notebook provided, your name and what you have taken from the bar and then make a bank payment to the club account, as soon as possible, with reference "Bar". This will help Roger to balance his books at the end of the day and to keep track of payments.


Love is in the air. Two of our members, Tess Bishop and Paul White have recently announced their engagement and they are delighted to share this news with their hill walking friends.They have been together over 3 years now and they tell me that the hill walking club was key to their initial dating experience. They are still members of the club and they LOVE it!

Their wedding is booked for 25th July 2026 at the place they had their first date, Coombe Abbey, Coventry. Congratulations from all of us at the club and our very best wishes for the future.


We have several club members who are not on our coaches at the moment, either recovering from surgery,
 awaiting surgery or awaiting other tests and treatment. We wish them all the best and hope to see them back
 with us in the not too distant future.



 We have now had a further payment from EasyFundraising paid into the club bank account. Thank you to those who are using the system to raise funds. If you would like to sign up to EasyFundraising to help bolster club funds, it really is very easy to use. Some donations are only pence, but they all add up

There are many companies who will donate to us if you shop on line with them. Some well known ones are Tesco, Sainsburys, Ocado, Amazon, Marks and Spencer, John Lewis, Go Outdoors, Booking.com etc

Use the below link to have a look at Easyfundraising,  join up and lets see if we can make some money for the club. There is also a link button on the top right of our website.



Don’t forget, if you do book a Ramblers holiday, please nominate the Hill Walking Club through the Walking Partnership we have with Ramblers Holidays. They then provide a financial contribution to the club.

Take a look at their website on www.ramblersholidays.co.uk




Legendary fell runner Josh Naylor, who achieved superhuman feats of running over peaks, has died at the age of 88.

Naylor descending Tryfan while breaking the Welsh 14 Peaks record in July 1973 CREDIT: JOHN CLEARE/Mountain Camera Picture Library

Joss Naylor was a Lakeland sheep farmer who overcame crippling childhood injuries to become “King of the Fells” – one of the greatest fell runners of all time.

In a running career that spanned 40 years Naylor won numerous races and smashed multiple records running across the mountains of the Lake District.

His winning streak began in 1966 with victory in the Mountain Trail race and he was soon dominating the fell-running and mountain-marathon scene, then in its infancy.

But it was in 1971 that he demonstrated where his true talent lay, and that was in superhuman feats of long distance mountain running. Chief among them was the Bob Graham Round, originally a challenge to run around 42 Lakeland peaks in 24 hours, and first completed in 1932 by the Keswick mountaineer and guesthouse manager Robert Graham.

In 1971 Naylor completed the round in 23 hours and 37 minutes, while improving the tally of peaks to 61. The following year, in atrocious conditions, he raised the bar again, running across 63 summits in 23 hours, 35 minutes. 

“It did not seem possible that anyone could be moving on the mountains on a night like that,” his pacer, the late Chris Brasher said (Brasher previously paced Roger Bannister in his four-minute mile).

In 1975, Naylor set out to improve the record once more, departing at 7 am, this time in a heatwave. By 8.30 in the evening he was 47 summits down, and at 1 am his pacers struggled to keep up. The final summit, Grisedale Pike, was reached at 5.30 am and by 6.20 am it was all over – he had taken the round to 72 summits, running more than 100 miles with 37,000 ft of ascent, all within 24 hours.

Brasher compared the challenge to climbing Everest, then Ben Nevis, Snowdon, then Kinder Scout. “He just isn’t human,” another of his pacers, Eric Roberts, said.

Other feats of Naylor included knocking 24 hours off the Pennine Way record in 1974, running its 270-mile length in three days, four hours and 36 minutes, a record that stood until 1989. In 1976 he ran the 185-mile coast-to-coast route from Robin Hood’s Bay to St Bees in 41 hours. He lost all 10 toenails and the skin on the soles of his feet fell off.

Aged 50, Naylor completed the Wainwrights (the 214 Lakeland peaks described by the celebrated fell walker Alfred Wainwright), with a cumulative distance of some 300 miles, in seven days, one hour and 25 minutes – a record that stood until 2014. He would have been even faster had he not stopped to rescue a lamb trapped in a mud hole. 

Afterwards, his throat and tongue were so swollen that he could barely drink, and rubbing from his shoes was so severe that his ligaments were exposed.

He had completed this averaging a mere three hours’ sleep a night. “I just do not have the words to describe the discomfort, the physical pain, the frustration,” he wrote afterwards.

Naylor also ventured further afield, setting the record for the Welsh 3,000s – the 14 peaks of Snowdonia over 3,000 ft – in 1973; it stood for 15 years. Aged 70, he ran 70 Lakeland fell tops, covering more than 50 miles and ascending more than 25,000 feet, in under 21 hours. He also ran in Colorado and in Catalonia. 

His displays of endurance were all the more extraordinary since Naylor, also known as “the Iron Man”, had suffered crippling injuries as an accident-prone child and was once advised by doctors to avoid strenuous exercise. Aged nine he had a wrestling accident, then injured his spine while climbing a fence.

At 19 he had all the cartilage removed from a knee, and for five years he had to wear a special corset for his back. At 22 he had two discs removed, spending six weeks encased in plaster. But at 24 he decided he had had enough, threw the corset away and took up fell running.

“Few people have ever conquered themselves so completely, or so utterly subdued the weaknesses of the flesh to the will of the spirit,” noted the writer Richard Askwith in his history of fell running, Feet in the Clouds.

Joseph “Joss” Naylor was born on February 10 1936 at Middle Row Farm, Wasdale Head, the third of four children in a family who had farmed in the valley since 1928. He attended school in Gosforth, leaving at 15 to work on the family farm. By the age of seven he was helping his father on the fells, milking cows, fetching sheep and dry stone walling.

When gathering sheep, he recalled, “you’d set off into the fells on only a basin of porridge and walk all day. This got me used to travelling long distances with little food.”

His first race was the Lake District Mountain Trial in 1960, but it was an inauspicious start: he ran in work boots and long trousers cut off at the knee and suffered an attack of cramp. He was saved by a pair of picnicking girls. “I borrowed their salt cellar, half emptied it into my hand and ate the lot. I quickly recovered – but I’d lost the lead.”

His father initially took a dim view of the running. “He was one of those chaps who if he told you something it would be right. He thought running was a waste of time.” That soon changed when the winning streak began.

Naylor’s gift was an ability to maintain his stride and pace no matter what the terrain, whether across steep grass or through a field of mountain boulders. He was described by Pete Walkington, one of his running partners, as “a real stick insect” with a “gangly leaning forward style”. 

His lack of cartilage may have lent him an advantage when running down the fells, giving him a more fluid action and preventing him from locking out his knees. He did once try running on the road, but ended up with broken bones in both feet.

Joss Naylor was appointed MBE in 1976 for services to fell running, the year before electricity reached Wasdale Head. He continued to farm and run into his eighties and was a familiar face in the scene, supporting many others in their record attempts.

In 1990 he set up the Joss Naylor Lakeland Challenge, an event for the over-fifties which covers 48 miles and climbs 16,000ft. Naylor did it in 11 hours, 30 minutes. He also had a racehorse named after him (the beaten favourite in the 2004 Grand National).

Naylor was passionate about the Lake District and continued to live just two miles from where he was born. “For me,” he said, “running has always been more about getting out in the natural environment than it is about exercise or training.”

He is survived by his wife Mary, whom he married in 1963, and by a son (who still runs the family farm) and two daughters.

Joss Naylor, born February 10 1936, died June 28 2024

(Taken from the Telegraph)


It was Josh’s wish that his funeral should be a colourful celebration of his life and attending fell runners should dress in their club colours. Also, that those who are able, should run over any of the passes into Wasdale Head.






The Hill Walking Club, based in Royal Sutton Coldfield, offers a warm welcome to people who enjoy challenging and adventurous walks in the hills and mountains of England and Wales. We are a convivial group and look forward to welcoming new enthusiasts to our club.
Once a month on a Sunday, our walking programme takes us to the best high places in England and Wales. Starting from Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands, we travel there and back by coach, replacing the stress of driving with a comfortable journey and maybe even a nap and a drink!
We usually offer four walks of varying length and difficulty, and because we take the safety of our members seriously, all routes are thoroughly researched and led by the Club’s most experienced walkers. We also have occasional club nights in winter, and weekends away at least twice a year.
The Hill Walking Club has been visiting Britain's hills and mountains for nearly 50 years and many life-long friendships have started on our outings. Our walks are a wonderful way to stay fit and active and a chance to experience the joys of hill walking in the British countryside.
So, explore our website further. If you like what you see and would like to join us, then please use the contact at the top of this page.

Hill Walking Club


1 The Club shall be called the Hill Walking Club, hereafter to be referred to as ‘the Club’ and shall be affiliated to the Ramblers’ Association.
2 Objects: To foster and promote challenging walks in hill country, providing opportunities for recreation and leisure.
3 Membership: The following are eligible for membership:
3.1 Membership of the Club shall be open to any person of 18yrs or above, completing a membership application form and paying the relevant subscription as determined by the Annual General Meeting, and who has completed two walks with the Club, to the satisfaction of the Committee.
3.2 There shall be 2 classes of membership available. These are:
3.2.1 Full Member
3.2.2 Honorary Member
4. Expulsion of Members: Members of the Club whose conduct is inappropriate or who decline to abide by any of the Club Rules may be expelled or suspended by a resolution passed at a meeting of the Committee where their subscription may be forfeited. Members shall have a right to appeal in person to the Committee with regard to any decision affecting them, provided that notice of such appeal is submitted to the Secretary, in writing, within seven days of the notification of the decision.
5. Officers and Committee Members: There will be nine members of the Club committee, three of which shall hold the offices of Chairperson, Secretary, and Treasurer.
6. Election of Officers and Committee:
6.1 All Committee members shall be elected for a period of three years. The elections shall be staggered in order to maintain continuity within the Committee.
6.2 Each year, any member of the Club may offer him/herself for election to the Committee, provided that a proposed and seconded application form is received by the Committee 60 days prior to the AGM.
Elections shall take place at the Annual General Meeting.
6.3 The officers shall be decided by the Committee.
7. Duties of the Committee:
7.1 The affairs of the Club shall be controlled by the Committee. The Committee shall meet at agreed intervals, and not less than twelve times per year.
7.2 The duties of the Committee shall be:
7.2.1 To control the affairs of the Club on behalf of the members.
7.2.2 To keep accurate records of the finances of the Club through the Treasurer. These shall be available for reasonable inspection by members, and should be externally reviewed before every Annual General Meeting. The Club shall maintain a bank account and the following officers shall be authorised to sign Club cheques: two from the Chairperson, Treasurer, and Secretary.
7.2.3 To co-opt additional members to the Committee if the Committee feels this is necessary. Co-opted members shall not be entitled to a vote on the Committee.
7.2.4 To make decisions on the basis of a simple majority vote.
8. General Meetings:
8.1 The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Club shall be held not later than the end of February each year. At least 60 days written notice of the AGM shall be given to members. Members must advise the Secretary in
writing of any business to be moved at the AGM at least 30 days before the meeting. A copy of the Agenda shall be sent to members not less than 7 days before the meeting.

8.2 The business of the AGM shall be to:
8.2.1 Receive and confirm the minutes of the previous AGM and any Special General Meetings held since the last AGM from the Secretary.
8.2.2 Receive the externally reviewed accounts for the year from the Treasurer.
8.2.3 Receive the annual report of the Club’s activities from theChairperson.
8.2.4 Elect Committee members as necessary.
8.2.5 Transact such business received in writing by the Secretary from members 30 days prior to the meeting and included on the agenda.
8.2.6 Accept, from members, items of Any Other Business which do not require a vote.
8.3 Special General Meetings may be convened by the Committee or on receipt by the Secretary of a request in writing, from not less than 5 Full Members of the Club. At least 30 days notice of the meeting shall be given.
8.4 At all General Meetings, the chair will be taken by the Chairperson or, in their absence, by a deputy appointed by the Committee.
8.5 Decisions taken at a General Meeting shall be by a single majority vote.
8.6 A quorum for a General Meeting shall be 16 members.
8.7 Each Full Member of the Club shall be entitled to one vote at
General Meetings.
9. Alterations to the Constitution: Any proposed alterations to the Club Constitution may only be considered at the Annual or a Special General Meeting, convened with the required notice of the proposal. Any alteration or amendment must be proposed by a Full Member of the Club, and seconded by another Full Member. Such alterations may be passed subject to conditions 8.5 and 8.6.
. Dissolution:
10.1 If at any General Meeting of the Club, a resolution be passed calling for dissolution of the Club, the Secretary shall immediately convene a Special General Meeting to be held not less than 30 days
thereafter to discuss and vote on the resolution.
10.2 If at that Special General Meeting, the resolution is carried by a simple majority, the General Committee shall thereupon, or at such date as shall have been specified in the resolution, proceed to realize the assets of the Club and discharge all debts and liabilities of the Club.
10.3 After discharging all debts and liabilities of the Club, the remaining
assets shall not be paid or distributed amongst the members of the Club,
but shall be given or transferred to some other organisation or organizations having objectives similar to those of the Club.

Hill Walking Club


1 The annual subscription is set by the Committee and will run from 1st January to 31st December.
2 The Club requires that all members participating in full day walks are equipped according to the requirements outlined in the document which they receive when accepted for membership. Failure to do this could result in being excluded from the walk, and possible expulsion from the Club.
3 Members will have priority booking up to 10 days before the day of the walk. After that, any remaining seats will be made available to non-members. The fare for the day becomes due in full at the time of booking and should be paid into the Club bank account by 8pm on the Thursday, 10 days before the walk. Booking is not confirmed until payment is made. If the seat is cancelled later than 8pm on the Thursday 10 days prior to the walk, the fare will still be payable unless the coach is full and the seat is resold.
4 The coach will leave Mere Green at the time stated in the programme. Refunds will not be available for those who miss it.
5 In the event of the coach being oversubscribed, members who sign on waiting lists for a walk must accept the Committee’s decisions re priority. It is the member’s responsibility to contact the Secretary before the walk to confirm or reject their place on the coach.
6 Visitors and guests are welcome on full day walks at the discretion of the Committee, having given prior notice. They will be charged a visitor’s fare and be expected to adopt the rules regarding walking and equipment.
7 During the walk, it is the responsibility of all walkers to accept the guidance of the leaders, respect the countryside codes and maintain a corporate responsibility which ensures a safe and successful day for all participants.
8 Members on walks must inform the leaders if they are aware of any medical condition or other reasons which might affect the successful completion of the walk.

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