Ipswich Bushwalkers Inc.PO Box 436
Ipswich Bushwalkers Inc.WALKS
Walks usually depart from the park at the intersection of South and Nicholas Streets, Ipswich, opposite the Ipswich Civic Centre, unless noted otherwise in the event descriptions in the Newsletter. The departure or commencement time of any event shall be as noted in the respective event description. For more details regarding walks please refer to the Newsletter.
To keep costs down, a car pooling system is used. A small fee is collected from each walker which goes towards re-imbursing the car drivers and Club Costs. Longer walks may involve a 'car shuffle' where vehicles are parked at each end of the walk, swapping keys midway, to avoid a long return trip.
MEMBERSHIP - JOINING THE CLUB
Most people choose to come on a walk first. Use the Calendar Of Events along with Event Descriptions in the Newsletter to choose a walk that is suitable for you, then contact the Leader whose contact details appear with the description. Have a chat to them about any questions you have and let them know you would like to go. A Membership Form is available on this website. The Membership Form includes our updated Risk Management Plan, also available seperately here. Memberships are renewed annually, according to the financial year, requiring a new Membership Form each time.
EVENT TYPE & GRADING CODES
A walk grading system is used to help determine suitability of walks for participants, however it is always adviseable to contact the Walk Leader prior to the departure date if there is any doubt.
NOTE:- Walk Grades up to M33 are recommended for beginners.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR DAY WALKS
Bushwalkers are required to bring the following for day walks:
Any Club Member is welcome to organise and lead a walk, we encourage this to provide greater variety of walks. Simply come along and suggest your walk ideas at a Meeting. Walk Leaders are requested to carry the Club's First Aid Kit and complete a Walk Record Report form, accessible here. Please complete the required details and return it, with fees collected at the end of the walk or next Meeting.
As a backup safety measure, the Club has an Emergency Contact Phone, number 0490 505 256. The person in possession of this phone can contact emergency services in the event of a walk failing to complete by a set time. The Walk Leader keeps this person up to date on the status of the walk and its participants.
Ipswich Bushwalkers Inc