Coach & Walk Advice

On the coach

  • Sorry, but dogs are not allowed on the coach or on the walks.
  • Rucksacks, walking poles, etc. should be stowed in the coach loading bay area.
  • Walking boots are not to be worn for the return journey home, so please remember to bring alternative footwear that you can go home in.
  • Seat belts  must be worn on the coach at all times, and walking around once the coach is moving is discouraged and must be kept to an absolute minimum.
  • Please, when you leave the coach check that you have all of your belongings with you.  Take any coach notes that you may have been given with you or bring them to the front when you leave the coach.  Leave nothing behind (this includes such things as toffee papers. paper tissues, walks notes).  We like to leave the coach as tidy as we found it.

What to bring & wear

  • Sturdy footwear to walk in – No sandals or trainers please; walking boots or walking shoes that have a good grip sole are essential. For moorland or hilly walks it is also advisable that the footwear has some form of ankle support, here boots are the best choice.
  • A good rucksack – you will need to carry this on your walk so make sure it is comfortable and the weight is manageable.
  • Waterproof jacket and over trousers – these will not only protect you from the rain, but also the cold and the wind.
  • Water bottle – water is essential, especially on a hot day, so make sure your bring enough to last the day.
  • Picnic lunch – bring what you’d like to tuck in to – there’s nothing like a nice sandwich or snack after a rewarding start to a walk. A flask of tea and coffee is always nice too – just remember you have to carry it all the way! 
  • Footwear to travel home in – the wearing of boots or shoes you’ve been walking in is not allowed on the coach on the journey home.
  • A fleece or pullovers can also a handy to bring along– If you are going on the walks in the months from autumn to spring it also would be advisable to bring along a hat and gloves. During these months denim jeans are really not recommended, mainly because when they get wet they can become rather cold and uncomfortable.
  • In addition to the above – if the weather is forecast to be bad i.e. heavy rain, then a change of clothes and towel would also be a good idea to bring along. These can be left on the coach while you are on the walk.