Important!
For persons wishing to become a member of the North West Walking Club, please read all the information on this page.

Please also download and read the Code of Conduct and the 2 Information sheets for Prospective Members.

Please feel free to register your interest by filling in the Membership Application form found further down the page.
You are under no obligation when you fill this form in. Once you have filled in the first form you will be directed to the form for website access. Access is only granted if you actually pay your registration fee and the site Admin has accepted your request. If you still need more information after reading this page please fill out the club contact form found in the Contact NWWC menu.



NORTH WEST WALKING CLUB

Walking with the Club

INTRODUCTION
To participate in a club walk, you must join as a prospective member by firstly completing an Application for Membership form. (This form can be found further down the page). This will allow you then to participate in all club activities.

Your prospective membership is valid for 6 months and a fee of $5.00 is payable to the Membership Officer (at Club Meetings) or Coordinator (on your first walk) or by direct deposit, details can be found on the application form.

During this six month period you are expected to take the necessary steps to become a full member. This basically involves undertaking and completing 3 walks and attending a Training Day.  There is a section on the Application for Membership form that allows the Coordinators to comment on your walking ability during the qualifying period.

If you are not able to complete these membership requirements and wish to extend your prospective membership you must contact the Membership Officer to discuss.

The Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month (or as programmed) at the Ulverstone High School on the corner of Leven and Walker Streets. Proceedings get underway at 7:30pm. We have guest speakers often and media presentations. These meetings offer a great chance to extend your contact with Club members and meet new friends. Bush walking can be a strenuous pastime. You are expected to have a reasonable level of health and fitness before undertaking any walk.

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OUTLINE OF THE CLUB

The North West Walking Club was formed in April 1960 with an initial membership of 20. It has now grown considerably. In addition to bush walking, the Club organises activities which feature other outdoor pursuits. The activities are detailed in the Club Magazine and Walks Programme (Walks programme can be found further down the page). The Club aims to follow the principle of Minimal Impact Bushwalking.
The Club has maintained throughout its history a personal, friendly and social atmosphere through varied and regular social functions.
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APPLICATION FOR PROSPECTIVE MEMBERSHIP


Full details of membership are in our Constitution, however an outline of the three classes of membership are as follows:
Senior and Junior Membership Complete three day walks (or two day walks and one overnight walk) to the satisfaction of the relevant coordinators and attend a training session.   Associate Membership As approved by the Executive Committee.

RISK WAIVER FOR MEMBERSHIP
The NWWC operates all club activities on a peer to peer basis. Peers have equal rights and responsibilities. Thus each Participant in Club activities bears the primary responsibility for their own well-being and safety: all Participants must know and accept this to limit liability. It is a requirement for Club Membership.

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  1. Please read the Code of Conduct download here CODE OF CONDUCT  
  2. Please read the Information sheet for Prospective Members Download Guide to Bushwalking for Prospective members

 

MEMBERSHIP RISK WAIVER
In voluntarily participating in any activity of the North West Walking Club I am aware that this may expose me to risk that could lead to injury, illness, death or loss of or damage to property. I accept that Coordinators are untrained volunteers who organise activities commensurate with my being self-reliant. I accept full responsibility for ensuring my own well-being and will cooperate with others to ensure I do not put anyone at increased risk.

Risks may include but are not limited to slippery, loose and / or uneven surfaces, rocks being dislodged, falling at edges of cliffs or drops or elsewhere, scrub, foul weather, snow, ice, strong wind, risks associated with crossing creeks, hypothermia, heat exhaustion, bites, vehicle failures, being lost and poor or no communication. I am aware of and accept there may be no first aid available on Club trips.

To minimise these risks I will endeavour to ensure: That any activity in which I participate is within my capabilities and that I am carrying food, water and equipment appropriate for the activity. I agree to advise the activity Coordinator if I am taking any medication or have any physical or other limitations that might affect my participation in any Activity.

I will make every effort to remain with the Party during any Activity and accept a consensus of the Party or instruction from the Coordinator of the activity.I have read or heard and understand the requirements, I have considered the risks before choosing to sign this Waiver. I still wish to participate in the activities of the North West Walking Club. I agree by accepting this form to waive any claim for damage, loss, injury or death arising from any Club activity that I, my executors and assigns may have against the club, the Coordinator or other Participants in tort or contract
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MEMBERSHIP FORM (IF YOU ARE A MEMBER PLEASE LOG IN TO THE SITE AND FILL IN THE FORM UNDER THE MEMBERS AREA MENU OR GO TO THE MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL FORM.
THIS FORM HERE IS FOR PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS ONLY)

 

North West Walking Club Inc.

P O Box 107 Ulverstone 7315 Tas

Application for Prospective Membership

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Application for:*
Name:*
Address:*
Home Number:
Mobile Number:*
Work Number:
E-mail:*
I wish to be a : select member type*
Family membership add names:

I acknowledge, accept and agree that:

  1. To participate in Club Activities I am required to read and sign the Membership Risk Waiver on this document (and annually at the time of membership renewal)
  2. Coordinator's may not be aware of all potential hazards of inherent dangers and can exclude any Participant they believe may have difficulty completing the activity.
  3. Separate waivers may be required for some activity.
  4. A different Risk Waiver is required for visitors, responsible persons and guardians. (please inquire to the Membership Officer or Executive Member).
  5. I will abide by the rules of the Club, Constitution, By-Laws and Code of Conduct (all available on the Website)
  6. I have read and agree with the Risk Waiver
By selecting accept you agree to the above conditions: *
How was the application fee paid (NOTE PayPal and Credit Card not yet implemented) *
Date membership was paid :
Reference in Bank :*

North West Walking Club Bank details:

Commonwealth Bank: - BSB: 067 400 Account Number: 28005261

Account Name :North West Walking Club Inc.

By selecting accept you agree to the Risk Waiver : *

RISK WAIVER FOR MEMBERSHIP
The NWWC operates all club activities on a peer to peer basis. Peers have equal rights and responsibilities. Thus each Participant in Club activities bears the primary responsibility for their own well-being and safety: all Participants must know and accept this to limit liability. It is a requirement for Club Membership.

MEMBERSHIP RISK WAIVER

In voluntarily participating in any activity of the North West Walking Club I am aware that this may expose me to risk that could lead to injury, illness, death or loss of or damage to property. I accept that Coordinators are untrained volunteers who organise activities commensurate with my being self-reliant. I accept full responsibility for ensuring my own well-being and will cooperate with others to ensure I do not put anyone at increased risk.

Risks may include but are not limited to slippery, loose and / or uneven surfaces, rocks being dislodged, falling at edges of cliffs or drops or elsewhere, scrub, foul weather, snow, ice, strong wind, risks associated with crossing creeks, hypothermia, heat exhaustion, bites, vehicle failures, being lost and poor or no communication. I am aware of and accept there may be no first aid available on Club trips.

To minimise these risks I will endeavour to ensure: That any activity in which I participate is within my capabilities and that I am carrying food, water and equipment appropriate for the activity. I agree to advise the activity Coordinator if I am taking any medication or have any physical or other limitations that might affect my participation in any Activity.

I will make every effort to remain with the Party during any Activity and accept a consensus of the Party or instruction from the Coordinator of the activity.
I have read or heard and understand the requirements, I have considered the risks before choosing to sign this Waiver. I still wish to participate in the activities of the North West Walking Club. I agree by signing this form to waive any claim for damage, loss, injury or death arising from any Club activity that I, my executors and assigns may have against the club, the Coordinator or other Participants in tort or contract.

Please sign in the appropriate place on the first side of this form PLUS, FOR MEMBERSHIP UNDER 18 YEARS OLD, A parent, otherwise the usual Guardian(s), must sign below.

I am *

if OTHERWISE get one of your parents, or your usual Guardian, to sign the Membership under 18 years old section.

I am the Parent / Guardian of:
Date of Birth :(junior applicants only)
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 / 

I have read all the above, acknowledge and accept the membership waiver on behalf of the named child and consent to the above-named of child participating in the Activities of the North West Walking Club and will ensure trips are within their capability, they attend appropriately prepared and will obey the directions given by the Coordinator or the Responsible Person. I will advise the Coordinator if the child is taking any medication or has any physical or other limitations that might affect their participation in any Activity.

Name of Parent / Guardian With Address and phone number and Date:
By selecting Yes you agree to all the terms and conditions and this is legally binding and is in fact your signature*
Word Verification:

 

PROCESS FOR MEMBERSHIP


Once you have completed your qualifying walks and have attended the Training Session, your application for membership will be presented to the Club. Upon acceptance and payment of fees, you will become a member.
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TRAINING SESSION FOR PROSPECTIVE MEMBER


These are programmed at regular intervals throughout the year (usually one per quarter).
Coordinators, as prospective members usually do not get to see forthcoming events, please remind then at your walks of the need to complete a training day in order to become a full member of the club.

Its time again for prospective members who have not already done so, to get their training completed to qualify to become a senior member. Please register early.

Summer  2016/17 Training Day   29/07/2017
Everybody Welcome.

Coordinator Max French  

Contact Phone No: 0427279011

Walks Grade: N/A

Additional Instructions:

Meeting Point: 17 Park Drive East Devonport

The scheduled start time is 9:30 am

Registrations close TBA

Event Duration: TBA

 

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This programme is issued quarterly. Copies are available on the Website, at the Club Meetings, all good Bushwalking Shops and at local Information Centres. If interested in a walk, register on the Walks Register, which is circulated during the Club Meeting before the walk, or contact the Coordinator on or before the Wednesday prior to the walk.

PCT Working Bee Walk Grade: 3 Coordinator Greig Clarke Ph: 6425 1766 Sat Oct 21, 2017 @07:30, Days to go 1
Sandbanks Tier / Mt Penny West Walk Grade: 3 Coordinator Glen Boyle Ph: 64334106 Sun Oct 22, 2017 @08:30, Sun Oct 22, 2017 @17:00 Days to go 2
Annual Dinner Walk Grade: N/A Coordinator Chris Dennis Ph: 64 319443 Sat Oct 28, 2017 @06:00, Days to go 8
Stoodley Forest Walk Walk Grade: 2 Coordinator Chris Dennis Ph: 64 319443 Sat Oct 28, 2017 @09:00, Sat Oct 28, 2017 @17:00 Days to go 8
After Dinner Walk to Mt VanDyke Walk Grade: 3 Coordinator Rod Walker Ph: 0417509491 Sun Oct 29, 2017 @09:00, Days to go 9
Wellington Range Walk Grade: 4 Coordinator Glen Boyle Ph: 64334106 Sat Nov 04, 2017 @08:30, Mon Nov 06, 2017 @17:00 Days to go 15
Lees Paddocks Walk Grade: 3 Coordinator Debbie Smith Ph: Sat Nov 11, 2017 @07:30, Sun Nov 12, 2017 @17:00 Days to go 22
PCT Working Bee Walk Grade: 3 Coordinator Greig Clarke Ph: 6425 1766 Sun Nov 12, 2017 @07:30, Days to go 23
Central Tas Bike Ride Walk Grade: N/A Coordinator Maureen Martin Ph: 0438232495 Mon Nov 13, 2017 @09:00, Sun Nov 19, 2017 @23:59 Days to go 24
Meeting - Old Lake Pedder Walk Grade: N/A Coordinator Leeanne Mason Ph: Mon Nov 13, 2017 @19:30, Days to go 25
Southern Tas Camp Walk Grade: 3 Coordinator Chris Dennis Ph: 64 319443 Fri Nov 17, 2017 @10:00, Thu Nov 23, 2017 @17:00 Days to go 28
Mounts Lyell and Jukes Walk Grade: 4 Coordinator Glen Boyle Ph: 64334106 Sat Nov 18, 2017 @08:30, Sun Nov 19, 2017 @17:00 Days to go 29
Boat Harbour to Sisters Beach return Walk Grade: 3 Coordinator Keith Bexton Ph: 64423888 Sun Nov 19, 2017, Sun Nov 19, 2017 Days to go 30
NE Rail Trail & more Walk Grade: N/A Coordinator Peter Stubbs Ph: 0429056317 Sat Nov 25, 2017 @08:00, Sun Nov 26, 2017 @23:59 Days to go 36
Meeting - Photo Competition Walk Grade: N/A Coordinator Leeanne Mason Ph: Mon Nov 27, 2017 @19:30, Days to go 39
Duck Reach and Hollybank Reserve Walk Grade: 2 Coordinator David Mason Ph: 64257797 Sat Dec 02, 2017 @09:00, Days to go 43
Meeting - Bike Riding in China (Peter Stubbs) Walk Grade: N/A Coordinator Leeanne Mason Ph: Mon Dec 04, 2017 @19:30, Days to go 46
South West Cape Circuit Walk Grade: 5 Coordinator Phil Dawson Ph: 0417527511 Sat Jan 13, 2018 @06:30, Sun Jan 21, 2018 @17:00 Days to go 85

 

To print out the current walks click here.

 

CLUB MAGAZINE

The 'North West Walker' is published quarterly to keep members up to date on walks information and other activities of the Club. As a prospective member you can purchase a copy from the Treasurer. Once you have qualified as a senior/junior member, you will receive the Walker as part of your membership and have access to the Members' area on the website.

WALK GRADING

NWWC walks are graded from 1 to 6. Grade 1 being the easiest. Prospective members may find their first walk quite hard so easy walks are recommended as a start.Some walks may be “through walks” and as such all members must be fit enough to complete the distance. Generally, with higher grades the breaks become shorter and the walking speed increases. Please check with the Coordinator about specific descriptions of conditions to be encountered on programmed walk.

Grade 1: Relatively easy terrain with mainly on track or beach walking.

Grade 2: Relatively easy terrain with mainly on track walking at mid level altitude.

Grade 3: Mid level altitude and may involve some time spent through trackless open bushland. Reasonable level of fitness required.

Grade 4: Mountain track and may include scrub, steep uphill walking and / or rock hopping. Good level of fitness required.

Grade 5: Mountain off track, similar to Grade 4 with longer distances, or steeper uphill walking, or other conditions adding to walking difficulty. Suitable for fit people with extensive walking experience.

Grade 6: Strenuous walking covering longer distances and /or very difficult terrain. Suitable only for very fit walkers with extensive experience.

Please note: The NWWC Grading System does not take into account changing weather conditions.

GEAR & EQUIPMENT

It isn't necessary to purchase all of your equipment at once as you won't need everything immediately. Take some time to discover what type of walking you like, observe other walkers' gear on trips and consult experienced walkers. You'll find that gear is a favourite subject.
The following is considered essential for a day walk:
  •    Day pack (large enough for all your gear) Strong comfortable boots
  •    Layers of clothing (thermals or wool, no jeans) Good quality raincoat
  •    Hat, gloves and spare thermals Water and food
  •    First-aid kit and personnel medical items Change of clothes left at the car

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