Thank you for choosing TeamWalking for your Outdoor Skills course or Walking Adventure.
- This Consent Form must be completed by the participant.
- A Parent or legal guardian must complete this Consent Form for under 18s.
- Please complete all sections.
- All information will be treated in confidence.
NEED TO BORROW SOME OUTDOOR GEAR?
We can provide the following outdoor gear, free of charge.
- Waterproof outdoor jacket (S – XL)
- Waterproof over-trousers (S – XL)
- Fleeces (S – XL)
- Waterproof gloves (S – XL)
- Warm hat
- Walking boots (sizes 4 – 12)
We recommend you wear your own walking boots if you have them.
Please fill out your requirements below.
Photos and videos are taken on courses and walks, which we then send you as a memento & use on our website and social media. We never include identifying information when we publish these images. If you do not consent to this please inform your Walk Leader at the start of the walk.
TeamWalking provides the walking activities only.
All participants must provide their own travel and accommodation.
See below for Terms & Conditions
TERMS & CONDITIONS
- Covid-19 – you agree to adhere to our Covid-19 Code of Practice. A copy of this Code of Practice will be sent to you with your Confirmation Email.
- Covid-19 – You must not attend if you: have any Covid-19 symptoms (cough, fever, loss of or change in your sense of taste or smell and/or generally feeling unwell); have had a positive Covid-19 test in the 10 days before your walk; have been contacted by NHS Test and Trace and told to isolate in the 10 days before your walk; share a household with someone or have been in close contact with someone who has Covid-19 symptoms or has tested positive for Covid-19 in the previous 10 days and you have NOT had two vaccinations (‘double jabbed’) and have NOT had a negative PCR test (as a close contact, you may attend if you have had two vaccinations, a negative PCR test and you have no Covid-19 symptoms); returned from abroad in the 10 days before your walk and are required to quarantine; live in an area with local, regional or devolved government (England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland) travel or gathering restrictions. It is your responsibility to check Government Guidance & comply with any restrictions.
- Covid-19 – as we now understand, the risk of transmitting Covid-19 is much lower outdoors than indoors. Our Covid-19 Code of Practice is written in accordance with Government and professional guidance to reduce this transmission risk as far as possible; however, there is still a low risk of virus transmission, which we cannot eliminate. You are aware of and accept this risk.
- Hill & Mountain environment – Valley, hill and mountain walking are adventurous activities with a risk of accident, personal injury or death. Part of the attraction of valley, hill and mountain walking is the challenge of tackling different terrains, landscapes and weather conditions; indeed, risk is often an integral part of the activity. Every effort is made to minimise potential risks & hazards; however, the very nature of valley, hill and mountain walking involves a certain level of inherent and unavoidable risk of personal accident and/or injury. The most common accident and/or injury in the outdoors include slips, trips and falls, as well as personal injury such as blisters, strained muscles, scratches & stings, sunburn, getting cold and varying degrees of personal discomfort due to weather/ground conditions (these are just examples and is not an exhaustive list). Of course, more serious accidents/injuries may occur due to the natural environment (steep, uneven, rocky, wet, slippery ground), personal health issues and extreme weather conditions. By taking part in this activity, you are aware of and accept these risks.
- Terrain: All walks will involve a varying degree of uneven & rough terrain, muddy/rocky/wet ground, fields, riverside, woodland, remote open country, high ground, hills, moorland and mountainous terrain, stiles, stream crossings, roads and lanes, farms and livestock as well as a number of ascents/descents, some of which may be steep and sustained.
- Weather – We may encounter adverse weather conditions on the walk, such as strong winds, rain, mist, fog, sunshine (harmful UV), heat or cold. We may also encounter darkness and/or poor visibility. These conditions are an inherent part of outdoor activities, but may lead to varying levels of personal discomfort, such as getting cold and wet. The Walk Leader will continuously monitor weather and ground conditions, and dynamically manage the route chosen during the day to suit the group’s needs.
- Potentially strenuous: Walking and outdoor activities can be strenuous. Never underestimate the strenuous nature of walking particularly when this is combined with the natural environment, hill and mountainous terrain and the elements.
- Personal responsibility: Mark Reid or his freelance Mountain Leaders (Walk Leaders) accept no responsibility for personal accidents or injury or for loss or damage to personal effects unless caused by their negligence as Walk Leaders. We strongly recommend you have adequate personal insurance cover for accident or injury, as well as travel insurance in case of cancellation.
- Safety: All participants must take heed of any safety information, guidance or hazard warnings given by the Walk Leader during the pre-walk briefing or whilst on the walk.
- Fitness and Experience – Our walks require no previous hill-walking experience as full guidance will be given; walks are ‘pitched’ according to the experience and average fitness levels of the group. A reasonable level of fitness and ability is required as the natural environment can be demanding at times.
- Consent Form: All participants must provide full, complete and accurate information on their Consent Form, including any medical conditions, special requirements, allergies and/or recent illnesses; participants must inform the Walk Leader of any changes to their personal information (including medical information) that have occurred between signing their Booking Form and the day of the walk.
- Footwear: All participants must provide suitable outdoor footwear, preferably walking boots, with sturdy cleated soles and ankle support.
- Non participation: The Walk Leader reserves the right to refuse to take a participant whom they consider will be unable to complete the planned activity, is wearing unsuitable clothing, ignores direct safety instructions from the Walk Leader or whose behaviour falls below an acceptable standard that puts others within the group at risk.
- Alcohol, smoking – As this is an Adventurous Activity in a natural environment then we operate a no alcohol and no smoking policy during the activity.
- Dogs – You are welcome to bring a well-behaved dog with you on some of our courses and walks. Your dog MUST be insured, wormed and kept on a lead at all times. Some of our courses/walks are not suitable for dogs, due to ground-nesting birds, livestock, terrain etc. You must have permission from us before the course/walk in order to bring your dog with you. Registered assistance dogs are always welcome.
- Accommodation, Food & Travel – You must book and pay for any accommodation, food and/or travel (the ‘service provided’) directly yourself. The contract for the service provided is between the person making the booking and the service provider.
- Payments – full payment is required prior to the walk to secure your booking.
- Transfer of Bookings – If you are not able to attend your chosen walk for whatever reason and would like to rearrange, we will issue you with a credit note for the full amount of your walk, which can be redeemed within 12 months against any TeamWalking walk. All Transfer of Bookings must be made at least 1 day prior to the walk, and is limited to one free transfer. Any subsequent transfers are subject to an additional payment of 50% of the cost of the event. TeamWalking’s liability is limited to the cost of your chosen walk only.
- Cancellations – All cancellations must be confirmed in writing by email, text or post (your refund will be sent to you within 14 days). Cancellations are subject to the refunds:
- Within 14 days from the date you paid for your booking (‘date of booking’) – full refund
- From 15 days from date of booking up to and including 15 days before walk – 75% refund of the cost of the walk.
- From 14 days before the walk up to an including 8 days before walk – 50% refund of the cost of the walk.
- From 7 days before the walk up to an including 1 day before walk – 25% refund of the cost of the walk.
- Notification on the day of the walk or non attendance – No refund.
- TeamWalking Cancellation – the walk may be cancelled by the Walk Leader at any time prior to the walk due to illness of the Walk Leader, Government advice or law (for example, Covid-19), adverse weather conditions or forecast or any other force majeure. The decision to cancel the walk lies solely with the Walk Leader. In the event of cancellation by the Walk Leader, then TeamWalking’s liability is limited to the cost of your chosen walk only. We recommend you have adequate travel insurance in case of cancellation. If the event is cancelled by the Walk Leader then you will be offered the following options:
- Free transfer onto another scheduled walk advertised on our website.
- Receive a credit note to be redeemed within 12 months against any advertised walk.
- Receive a full refund.
- Change during the walk: The pre-planned routes may be subject to change whilst on the walk due to adverse weather conditions, pace of the group, fitness and ability levels, accidents or injuries etc. In extreme circumstances the walk may be terminated. Once the walk has commenced then any such changes to the pre-planned walk are deemed to be part of the walk. The decision to change or terminate the walk lies solely with the Walk Leader.
- Under 18s. Under 18s (minimum age 14) may attend if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Your child must be accompanied at all times during the activity by you as their parent/legal guardian, and must be within sight and sound of you during the activity. You as the parent/legal guardian are responsible for your child at all times; TeamWalking does not act ‘in loco parentis’ at any time.
These Terms and Conditions must be read in conjunction with our Covid-19 Code of Practice as well as the relevant Walk or Course Overview, which gives more details of the chosen activity; together the Consent Form, Covid-19 Code of Practice and the Walk or Course Overview form the contract between us.
All of TeamWalking’s outdoor courses, guided walks, outdoor activities & adventures are referred to as ‘walk’ or ‘walking’.
Mark Reid is a qualified Walking Group Leader, Hill & Moorland Leader and Mountain Leader, and holds a current Outdoors First Aid certificate as well as Public and Civil Liability Insurance.
Updated 12th September 2021