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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

DO I NEED ANY SPECIAL EQUIPMENT?

All Field Club Walks require you to wear proper walking boots or shoes and you will not be allowed to participate if you arrive wearing trainers or ordinary shoes.  You will, especially on long walks, require a backpack in order to carry items such as water, picnic luncheon, first aid kit etc.  Many walkers use walking poles which can be useful but these are not compulsory.  In hot weather a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen are often essential.  The weather in Southern Spain can be quite changeable from coast to mountain and it is advisable to carry a windproof jacket and/or a set of waterproof clothing.

 

HOW FIT DO I NEED TO BE?

Field Club walks range from 6 kms. to more than 20 Kms. and very few of these are on flat ground.   A "short walk" is not graded but can be up to 10 Kms. long involving a variety of uphill and downhill sections and will require a level of fitness somewhat greater than a stroll along the Paseo Maritimo.  "Long walks" are graded according to difficulty and are of longer distance with greater ascents and descents and often more difficult conditions underfoot.  The hardest grading being a  "C" category walk which will require a considerable degree of fitness.  All new members are advised to try an easier grade of walk first so that they can accurately assess the level of difficulty associated with the grading system used by the Field Club.

 

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

Annual Membership is currently 10 Euros for the year from 1st. January to 31st. December or any part thereof, there is no discount for joining part way through the year. Long walks are normally accessed by coach for which there is a charge, currently 10 Euros per person per walk.  There is no charge for short walks which are accessed by car. Items such as walking boots, sticks, clothing etc. are the responsibility of the member as is any expenditure incurred on the walk for food and beverages.


 

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