FAQ's

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, ordinary shoes, or other unsuitable footwear.

On long walks, you will require a backpack, in order to carry items such as water, picnic lunch, first aid kit, layers and if necessary wet gear. 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 variable from coast to mountains and can change quickly. It is advisable to carry a windproof jacket and a set of waterproof clothing.

Always ask the Walk Leader of your particular walk for advice, in the days prior to the walk.

HOW FIT DO I NEED TO BE?
Field Club walks range from 6 Km to more than 20 Km and very few of these are on flat ground. Short Walks can be up to 9 Km and involve a variety of uphill and downhill sections which will require a higher level of fitness than that needed for a stroll along the Paseo Maritimo.

“Long walks” are graded according to difficulty under the MIDE System and are of longer distance with greater ascents and descents and often more difficult conditions underfoot. The higher the grade number, the higher a level of fitness is required. All new Members are advised to try an easier grade of walk initially, so that they can accurately assess the level of difficulty associated with the grading system used by the Field Club.

Walk Leaders and Walk Co-ordinators can provide you with appropriate advice prior to you booking.

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

Annual Membership is currently €15 p.a for the year 1 January to 31 December, or any part thereof. There is no discount for joining part way through the year.

 

Walking equipment, such as walking boots, sticks and clothing is the responsibility of each Member, as is any expenditure incurred on the walk for food and beverages, unless otherwise advised in writing for any particular walk. On Long walks, breakfast is currently provided by the Club. Continuity of this is strictly dependent upon there being sufficient Club Financial Reserves.

WHERE DO WE MEET?
During the two walking seasons we usually meet, with a few exceptions, on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month at 10:30 for an hour in the cafeteria of Tenencia de Alcaldia, Los Boliches.

Forthcoming meeting dates are:

  • 18th December 2023
  • 15th January 2024
  • 29th January 2024

The Tenencia de Alcaldia is our new venue on Calle Pescado, Los Boliches, and as you enter the building you can take either the stairs or a lift to the first floor where you will find the cafeteria.

Directions are available here:

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Committee members will be available to help you with any questions and you will be able to:

  • join or renew your membership.
  • see the calendar of walk dates and social events.
  • walk leaders can book a date for any proposed walks.

It is a very sociable gathering where members and friends can chat over a coffee, book social events, and enrol as members. We have a good number of single members, so if you are single, please don’t feel that you will be the odd one out.