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HAILSHAM RAMBLERS

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ARE YOU THINKING OF JOINING OUR RAMBLING CLUB?

NEW MEMBERS

If you would like to join Hailsham Ramblers, then please feel free to join us for a couple of trial walks.

We are a friendly and welcoming group - so don't feel nervous - just click on the walks programme tab and select a stroll or a longer walk from the walks programme.  Then turn up on that Wednesday at South Road car park at 9.15am for a 9.30am start.  Please do not be put off if you cannot drive as we operate a car sharing system. 

If you are not already a regular walker, or haven't walked any distance for a while, then you might want to choose from the shorter walks (usually about 2-3 miles in length).  If, however, you are accustomed to walking further, you may choose to join our longer walkers.  These walks are usually 4 - 6 miles in length and can involve negotiating steep inclines and stiles, so refer to the walks programme which will give brief details of what can be expected. 

As we are a rambling group, and because most of our walks are across fields which may contain livestock, we do not allow dogs on our walks (with the exception of guide dogs).  We would also like to advise prospective new members that, although we will not exclude visually impaired walkers, these walkers must be accompanied by their visual helper because of the terms and conditions of our insurance.

If, after a couple of trial walks with us, you decide that you would like to become a member of Hailsham Ramblers please contact our club membership secretary Joan Guile on 01323 449256.  The current annual membership fee is £6. 

 

LYME DISEASE

 The ticks that may cause Lyme disease are found all over the UK, but high risk places include long grass and wooded areas. In the Ramblers, wearing long trousers and covering arms is recommended. Regularly check your clothes and skin for ticks.  Not all ticks carry the bacteria that causes Lyme disease but it is still important to be aware of ticks and to safely remove them as soon as possible. 

See your GP if you have been bitten by a tick (or visited an area in the past 3 months where infected ticks could be) and have flu symptoms or a round oval-shaped rash.