Becoming a leader


Walk Leaders

Walk Leaders are the lifeblood of the Costa Blanca Mountain Walkers.  They are the people who devise, submit, and lead walks for our walking programme and who make decisions – mainly at a twice yearly leaders meeting – about the group and the way it is run.  Leaders are actively encouraged to attend as many Leader’s meetings as they can, so that they can contribute to our organisation.  This page is intended to summarise key information about the role of leaders within our group.

We always need new leaders to help lead walks in the programme.  This is not too onerous a task but you should have experience in walking, and have read, and be willing to comply with the guidance that is available on this website.  You will find plenty of support to help you in preparing yourself to be a leader, either in advice on what is required or in the preparation to lead a walk at which ever level (E,M,MS,S or VS) you feel comfortable with.

Our Walks 

We hold a Walks database listing details of all existing walks.  The information consists of a unique identifying number for each walk, and key data such as leaders name, walk name, meeting point description and walk statistics (distance, ascent, time taken and grade) which are used to create our walking programmes.  More information about our Walk Descriptions can be found here.  Walkers are asked to assess their ability to do the walks based on information in the programme such as the walk grade.  Detailed information about Walk Grades – which specify walk distance, ascent and estimated walking time for each of our grades are held on the CBMW Website.  Leaders are responsible for the accuracy of the information for walks which they lead which are held in this database.  Any corrections should be sent using the form which is available HERE.

The Walks Programme

Walks programmes are produced twice a year – for the Autumn season (October to January), and Spring (February to May).  Leaders are asked to submit walks for these by 31st May (for the Autumn Programme), and 30th November (for the Spring Programme).  More detailed information about how the programme is produced and leaders’ responsibilities within this process can be found here.

Offering to lead a Walk in the Programme 

So you’ve decided that you want to lead a walk.  What next?  For a step by step guide on leading a walk please click HERE

Leader’s check list and quick links document is available HERE