All our day walks should be easily accessible for Manchester, Sheffield, East Midlands, West Midlands, West Yorkshire and many with good rail links even from London and the South.
We now also offer many low budget weekends away which get great feedback and often fill super fast. We hope you'll join in with these as well.
In 2018, this has amounted to over 90 day walks in the Peak District and to more than 20 weekends away all over the UK. Amazing!
We are a subscription based group. Unlike some other Meetup walking groups we make no charge for attending our day walks nor do we require you join the Ramblers Association or any other bodies but charge a small annual fee for being a member of the group to cover our Meetup fees, Civil Liability Insurance which we feel is a must and other expenses. This also creates a kitty for us to book exclusive hires for our weekends away.
Payments are held by Peak Activities and Leisure Limited a non profit making company registered in the UK and funds dispensed as required ensuring complete transparency of any financial dealings. No-one is paid or takes any income for leading walks for the group and all our group funds are used for the benefit of members and for bona fide expenses.
Our various categories of membership and related fees are as follows.
There is a one off payment of £35 required to achieve this status with the group but no further membership fees are payable throughout the life of your membership. The only requirement to retain your Life Member status is to attend a minimum of 2 walks per year with us otherwise your membership will revert to Annual Membership and fees may once again be required. Most of our more active members are Life Members.
Fees for this are currently £12.50 per annum although this is reviewed on an annual basis. A single online payment is required each year on the anniversary of your joining date for the group and since we have no automated renewal process for this it is required that members self renew or your membership of the group may be lost.
Subscribing Members pay a lower cost of £10 per annum through one of two subscribing services (Paypal or GoCardless). These services automatically manage your annual payment so no further action is required on your part. Subscribing Members costs are fixed and may be cancelled at any time directly with the service providers.
In all three cases above, we hold no financial information on members and payments are entirely under your own control and not initiated by us.
If you have joined today or have done so recently and haven't yet paid your first annual membership or life membership dues you can do so directly through links on the following page:-
We understand that people are a little nervous about making payments for a service they haven't yet received so provide a THREE MONTH UNCONDITIONAL MONEY BACK GUARENTEE for your initial membership payment regardless of which of the above options you choose. The applicable time window for this is three calendar months from the date joined. If you are dissatisfied with membership of our group at any point in this period, just ask for your membership payment to be refunded in full.
To check your current membership or payment status you can do so by clicking the arrow next to "You're a member" on our Meetup home page and reviewing your member profile page.
If you don't want to make this small contribution to our essential operating costs and haven't paid a subscription / membership payment within 90 days of joining or a renewal becoming due then regrettably you can't continue to be a member of our group and your name will be removed from our membership list shortly after that.
There are lots of walking dates to choose from so come and join the fun very soon.
Co-Organiser & Founder
Peak District Walking, Hiking, Rambling and Leisure Group