The grid references for the start of the walk is always given in the heading for each walk (shown in bold case). The Start Place is also described in the text immediately below the walk heading. On rare occasions there may be an earlier meeting place, for example for linear walks, where the meeting place and time are given in the text. If in doubt check with the walk leader.
Postcodes are now included in both the Walks Finder listing and the Walks Programme booklet. Postcodes are provided for drivers using Sat Navs to guide them to the area of the walk. The grid reference should always be used to find the start of the walk because, particularly in rural areas, the postcode may be some distance away from the actual starting location. In cases where the postcode is misleading it is omitted.
Walkers are advised to be at the start place of the walk about 15 minutes before the start time because leaders will leave promptly at the advertised time. Walkers should always park considerately.
In the case of linear walks it is your responsibility to arrange appropriate transport to return to the start, either with other members or using public transport. The walk leader may be able to advise you on the options available.
The Area website has a number of pages listing suggested start places for walks.
Where there is a pub stop advertised at the end of the walk please only use the pub car park if you are intending to eat at the pub (unless alternative arrangements have been made with the landlord).