Updated 16 July 2020 - Single Boots suspended its walking programme in March due to the Covid-19 situation. In July we resumed walking on a limited scale while adhering to Government rules surrounding group activities. Until a full walking programme can be published, we are restricting the places on our walks to our full members.
If you are interested in joining us as a temporary member, please complete the form on this page. We will keep your details on file and contact you when we are able to offer a full programme.
Membership is £20 per annum and our membership year runs from March to February. For anyone joining from November onwards, the subscription is £10.
You may join us straight away as a full member, or become a temporary member for 2 months free. In this latter case you will get a programme for 2 months and you may come out with us for up to two walks to see if the group suits you.
We hope that you have already gleaned enough information to decide if Single Boots is the right walking group for you. If so, please complete the form titled 'Joining' which will send your details to our membership secretary and you will be registered as a temporary member. Please complete your name, address, email and a phone number. This is a condition of the club's public liability insurance policy.
If you are still undecided and would like to ask a question or two before proceeding, please complete the form titled 'Enquiries'. This will be sent to our adviser Garth.
Alternatively, you can phone Vivien or Garth with any questions you have prior to deciding whether to join.
If you'd like to speak to someone about our walking group before you sign up, please phone:
Vivien on 0121 445 2228 or Garth on 01584 881795
As a prospective, temporary or full member of Single Boots you have given us your contact details, including name, address, email address and phone number. This enables us to answer your enquiries, send you our monthly programme, information relating to the running of the group and social events. Your data is stored on a shared file which is accessed only by those who have a need to know. We will not give your data to another organisation and only to a third party with your consent. We try to keep your data as up to date as possible, so please let us know any changes.
You may withdraw your data at any time meaning you will not receive any further programmes or information from us. When you leave the group or fail to renew your membership, we will delete your data.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What special equipment do I need?
A. Just some good walking boots, socks, small rucksack, and water proofs in case of bad weather.
Q. Who is eligible to join Single Boots?
A. We are a walking group primarily for single people
Q. How many people go on the walks?
A. Normally between 12 and 20 people, but these people will vary from week to week.
Q. What sort of level of fitness will I need?
A. We have walks for a range of fitness levels, our walks are graded easy, moderate and strenuous. The minimum you need is to be able to climb over stiles and walk the distance. Read more...
Q. How many members are there?
A. Between 60 and 80 members.
Q. I’m 45, is the group suitable for me?”
A. Our ages generally range from late 40s to early 60s. The most important thing is do you think you fit in socially and are you fit enough for the walks.
Q. Can I bring my dog along?
A. Like most walking groups, we do not allow dogs on our walks.
Q. Do you stop at pubs for refreshments/lunch?'
A. No. You are advised to bring a packed lunch and drink. We stop for a short break in the morning and then at around 1pm for lunch, which normally takes around half an hour. Both of these 'stops' are selected by the 'walk leader'. We do sometimes visit a cafe or pub after a walk for refreshments if there is one conveniently located.