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The term ‘strenuous’ refers to a fast pace due to mileage and/or the return train time and these walks are for experienced country walkers with an above average fitness level; ‘moderate’ indicates some steep paths and a steady pace for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness (‘moderate+’ means as moderate but with a generally greater level of difficulty); ‘leisurely’ means gentle climbs and some level ground for reasonably fit people; ‘easy’ means mostly level ground and a gentle pace.
Preparation and safety
Walks are led by experienced volunteer leaders, all of whom are members of the Rail Rambles association and many of whom are also members of the Ramblers. Whilst every care will be taken to keep to the advertised programme, walk leaders reserve the right to make changes to suit weather conditions, the needs of the party or other unforeseen circumstances. Most Rail Rambles are off-road in rural areas. Please have suitable footwear and clothing for the walk you intend to join, and bring some food and drink. Leaders may refuse to accept participants who in their
opinion are inadequately equipped or unfit. When in doubt, contact the organisers or the walk leader in advance.
For your own and others’ safety please abide by any instructions issued by the walk leader. Though walking is inherently one of the safest outdoor activities, no activity is completely without risk and it is your responsibility to behave sensibly and to minimise the potential for
accidents to occur.
Any walker below the age of 18 does need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
To comply with the wishes of the majority of our walkers, we regret that dogs cannot be taken on any Rail Ramble. Assistance dogs are permitted but please check with us first, as routes may not be suitable or safe for your dog.
Longer walks are now run by a separate organisation, RailRambles Cymru.