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RISKS AND POTENTIAL PROBLEMS

All walks/hikes have inherent risks and potential problems, and many of the walks featured on this website involve (or may involve) significant risks, dangers and problems. Problems of any sort can arise on any walk.

Potential risks and problems may include:

  • injury, harm or loss from accident, falling, cold, wet, heat, strong sun, altitude sickness, other illnesses;
  • attack by, or catching diseases, parasites or other organisms from, people or animals;
  • getting lost; and
  • delays or problems arising from the weather or other natural causes or human failures or actions.

This website does not purport to identify any (or all) actual or potential risks, dangers and problems that may relate to any particular walk or hike, not least because they may change from time to time and we are not in a position to monitor relevant issues and developments.

Any person who is considering undertaking any walk or hike should do careful research and make their own assessment of the risks, dangers and possible problems involved.

DIFFICULTY OF WALKS

We are working to indicate an estimate of the difficulty of the walks in this website.

This has, however, necessarily to be a simply expressed estimate, in many cases based on information from third parties, which we are unable to verify. Our estimates assume a fit, healthy person who is young to early middle aged and not unusually susceptible to altitude or other relevant factors. If you are unfit, unhealthy or of advancing years, these estimates will not apply to you, and you will be likely to find the walks more difficult than we have estimated, and even risky for your health.

Subject to this, the ‘level of difficulty’ in walks pages should be interpreted as follows:

Very difficult: very tough and demanding, even for experienced hikers, often involving significant altitude, vertiginous heights, difficult weather conditions or other adverse factors.

Difficult: tough and demanding, often involving altitude, heights or other adverse factors.

Strenuous: you will be tired by the end of the day: often a day walk in mountains, but not involving extremes of altitude or the like.

Moderate: not a difficult walk, but requiring some exertion.

Straightforward: a healthy person should find it fairly easy.

Variable: can be done in a number of ways: some are likely to be harder than others, so do your research carefully to select the walk that suits you best.

Any person using this website must make their own careful assessment of the appropriateness of any walk to them and their circumstances, and should not undertake any walk which is unsuitable for them.

INFORMATION GENERALLY

Walkopedia endeavours to provide accurate information. However, its information is often derived from third party sources, and we are seldom in a position to verify the correctness or completeness of information we are providing. Further, it will take many years to develop the information in this website, so much of the information will necessarily be incomplete; and we are not in a position to update information in this website, which therefore may be out of date.

Users of this website should therefore not rely on the information in this website as being correct or complete, but should make their own careful investigations about any matters that are of relevance to them, their circumstances and their plans.

PRIVACY POLICY AND PERSONAL DATA; CONTACTING MEMBERS

Walkopedia Ltd and/or its appropriate agents on its behalf will retain (within the functions of its Walkopedia website or by other secure means) and use email addresses and other information provided to us by people registering with us, for the following purposes: sending our Walkopedia online magazine; providing information on competitions and on travel-related matters; and advertising, promoting and marketing Walkopedia’s business, activities, services and goods, and those of other selected providers of goods or services. All the aforesaid conducted by email only.  We will not bombard our members with emails and you may unsubscribe at any time.

Consent: by registering with us andr by using our website, you consent to our retaining the information you provide and using it for these purposes. Please do not try to register if you do not wish to give this consent. If you want to withdraw this consent, you may unsubscribe at any time by emailing walkopedia@gmail.com, giving the email address you want removed, and we will delete that email and all associated information.

Our reputation for integrity and protecting our community's privacy are important to us, and Walkopedia will not pass on or disclose any such information to any third parties (other than our advisers, consultants and/or agents for the purposes of our business only; and potential buyers of our company or business and their advisers, solely to assess our business), save as required by law or regulation.

COOKIES

Walkopedia, like most websites, uses cookies on our site to gather certain information which allows us to develop and enhance our functions and the services we offer.

“Cookies” are small text files, which are downloaded to and stored on your computer when you access certain webpages. They cannot harm your computer, and at Walkopedia we do not use any cookies which store personally identifiable information. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular person (visitor) and website, and can be accessed either by the web server or via your computer. The next time you visit the relevant site, your computer checks to see if it has a cookie that is relevant (ie containing the site name) and sends information contained in that cookie back to the site.

See below for a summary of those cookies found on our site, and information on why we use them:

  • Walkopedia cookies: We use a cookie to remember your member name for the duration of a given session. This allows you to sign in to Walkopedia (and/or not have to re-sign in when you move pages), and join our online community.
  • Google analytics cookies: Google Analytics uses cookies to collect statistical information for our site. Amongst other things, they track the source from which visitors enter the site, record the time at which they entered and left the site, and monitor how many times visitors return during the cookie’s lifetime.
  • Amazon and other third party affiliate cookies: We have affiliate agreements with various third parties (including Amazon; Tripadvisor; flight and other travel, car hire and accommodation websites; walking and other travel companies; companies providing or selling travel and walking-related products and services) which then track visitors to their websites from Walkopedia. It is likely to be the case that cookies originating from these affiliates are on our website.

If you do not want to allow some or all of these files to be stored on your computer then you can disable cookies, or otherwise adjust your cookie settings, on your browser – although this may prevent you from signing into your Walkopedia account or otherwise fully using our website. Information on adjusting cookie settings can be found on the All About Cookies website.

Note that, in order to provide the best possible range and quality of information, services and products, we have many links to third party websites on Walkopedia. Although we will always try our best to select useful, reputable sites to link to, we take no responsibility either for their content or for their use of cookies. If you choose to visit third party websites, or otherwise conduct actions on the internet via links from our site, those third party sites and actions may involve cookies.

If you browse or use our website and services without disabling cookies on your browser, you are consenting to the presence and operation of all cookies on Walkopedia and on any other websites you visit using links from our site. This is in line with the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulation 2003. Please do not use Walkopedia’s website or services or those of third parties if you do not want to proceed on this basis.

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