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Joining the Club

Important information for anyone wishing to join the club

Firstly a word of warning, Tredagh Trekkers is a hiking club, not a ramblers club.

 

To join the club:

 

You must be aged 18 years or over.

 

You should have a reasonable level of fitness to begin with as even a typical C Grade “Moderate” hike will cover 10 kilometres over rough terrain with differing underfoot conditions and involve at least one peak (probably over 500 metres).

 

By the time you come out on your first hike with the club you will have the ‘Must Have’ hiking gear. Check out the hiking gear needed by clicking Here

 

Hiking is a strenuous activity – it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY if you have a medical condition that your doctor gives his/her consent that it is OK to come out with the club.

 

IMPORTANT: New members (whether experienced or not) must complete at least one C grade hike before attempting a B grade hike.

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The Club organises four types of hikes:

Wednesday Evening Hikes

Wednesday evening hikes run through the summer months and are classed as Very Easy. The  hikes normally take place on relatively flat terrain.

They usually take 2 to 2.5 hours, are approximately 5 to 10 kilometres in length, and are walked at a brisk pace (as we prefer to finish before it gets too dark).

C Grade (Moderate) Hikes

These hikes take place every second Sunday for most of the year.

Typically these hikes are at least 10/12 kilometres in length taking around 4 to 6 hours to complete. The hikes will include at least one peak.

While some hikes may be include tracks and trails with reasonable underfoot conditions some may also include a lot of rough terrain on which underfoot conditions could be grass, rock, mud, gravel or a combination of all four.

The hikes are accessible to most people who have a reasonable level of fitness. The pace is fairly easy going and there are usually plenty of chances to stop and catch a breath (note: the number/timing of breaks is at the discretion of the hike leader).

B Grade (Medium/Difficult) Hikes

These hikes take place every second Sunday for most of the year.

Typically these hikes are at least 15/20 kilometres in length taking around 5 to 6 hours to complete. The hikes will include two or more peaks. The pace is brisker and breaks are fewer.

A Grade (Very Difficult) Hikes

This grade of hike will contain multiple peaks, cover at least 25/30 kilometres and take 8/10 hours to complete.

 

Only experienced members who regularly go out on B Grade hikes can attempt this grade of hike (which normally takes place once a year).

 

Membership

You can download a Membership Application Form by clicking here

 

The ‘Full Subscription’ applies to anyone who works or is retired.

The ‘Reduced Subscription’ applies to anyone who is unemployed.

 

Please do not turn up for your first hike with the Club unless you have contacted our Secretary beforehand.

 

The club is a supporter of the ‘Leave No Trace‘ ethic. Please visit the website and find out what it’s all about.

 

 

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