Find out about the intriguing history and wildlife of the isolated, now uninhabited island of St Kilda. Join SANHS for this free webinar by Sara Frost, on Thursday December 9th at 7.30pm. Dry stone hut or cleit above Village Bay, St Kilda. Photo © Bob Jones (cc-by-sa/2.0) These most westerly islands of the Outer Hebrides, alone in the Atlantic, […]
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The Harptrees History Society presents ‘Not all Beer and Skittles', a talk by Martin Horler. Followed by supper. This will be held at the West Harptree Memorial Hall. For prices and times, contact [email protected]
GRADING OF WALKS
Events are graded from 1-4 in difficulty. The grading is found in the event description in the calendar on this page. Keep in mind that a change in weather conditions can make a walk more difficult than anticipated. All walks and activities demand a basic level of fitness, suitable footwear and waterproof clothing.
1 Easy – generally even ground with a few gentle slopes; no special fitness needed. Comfortable footwear required.
2 Moderate – for reasonably fit people, may include unsurfaced rural paths and tracks, moderate slopes, uneven surfaces, steps and stiles. Walking shoes/boots required.
3 Strenuous – for fit, experienced walkers, will include hills, uneven surfaces, tracks and may include muddy terrain. Walking boots and waterproof clothing are essential.
4 Confined spaces – including caves and attics. Locations may be dusty, slippery and dark.
Activity leaders carry out a risk assessment beforehand. Participants are required to provide emergency contact details before taking part in an activity – this information is destroyed by the group leader after the activity has taken place.