Social Walk Guidelines & Forms

Guidelines for Walk Leaders, as well as the Social Walk Register Form, the Accident and Incident Form, and a Social Walk Risk Assessment Template, are available in the Social Walks section of the Members' Toolkit on the LDWA main website:

If possible please record a GPX file for your walk and send it to Jane or Nicolas so that we can add it to the Walks Database. If you can also send us some photos from your walk, and even a short (one or two lines) report or description, we will add these into our picture gallery on the N&S website. Please be sure to check that everyone in the pictures is happy for them to be used in this way!

Walk Leaders Allowance

There is money provided for N&S LDWA walk leaders to treat members to coffees/ice creams/chips/cake/whatever - so you can surprise and delight walkers. The allowance can also be used to cover cost of public transport for a linear walk, donation to church or village hall for use of their car park or other facilities, etc.

There is an allowance of up to £2.50 per walker for refreshments with a total allowance of up to £25.00 per walk for all expenses. A claim form can be found here:

Expenses form (in .pdf format) [updated 10/12/2020]

Claim forms should be accompanied by receipts, or copies of emails to venues where a donation has been made. This could be a BACS payment if necessary.

When submitting a claim for expenses, please include the actual walk date, and the number of walkers for whom refreshments have been provided.

The budget for this allowance results from surplus income from our challenge events.