Be a walk leader!

The Friends of The Crags are looking for volunteer Walk Leaders to conduct tours of this beauty spot.

As a volunteer walk leader, you’ll be helping people in your community to get active and healthy, providing vital support that they otherwise might not get. Plus you will stay active, develop your leadership skills, get to know your local area and meet lots of new people.

During a walk, walk leaders are at the front, middle or back of a group – making sure everyone is safe and happy. They plan routes, support walkers and act as ambassadors for walking – showing people that walking really can make a big difference to their lives.

You will receive a day’s training from a nationally recognised and well respected scheme, as well as refresher training every two to three years.

You’ll also receive ongoing support and guidance from your local scheme coordinator and from the Walking for Health national team, and access to Walking for Health resources and equipment to help you fulfil your role.

The main skill we need from our volunteer walk leaders is an enthusiasm for walking and its benefits!

You don’t need any particular experience, but we love our leaders to be friendly and welcoming, with good communication skills; reliable, punctual and well organised; confident at speaking in front of small groups; able to take control and be assertive when needed and observant and sensitive to the needs of others.

Most of our walks are short, around an hour or less. Including travelling, preparation and paperwork, leading a single walk close to home typically takes around 2.5-3 hours.

Click HERE to find out more.