Walk Input Form

Gone, Kaput, this is an Ex-Page!

The software used to create this website is getting old and fragile and has not been supported by Microsoft for several years. Every new version of Windows or Browsers sees something else not working properly and work arounds are getting more and more difficult. So the time has come to replace it starting with the Walk Input Form which is moving to the Ramblers site.

What does this mean for Walk Leaders?

It is all explained in this document I just want to add a walk (Contibutors) if you want to print it for reference or it is reproduced below.



I just want to add a walk (Contributors)

Walk Coordinator = Editor

Walk Leader = Contributor

In future you will be adding walks directly to the Ramblers site as a Contributor through something called Walkfinder. This will also allow you to edit and even delete your walks. You then Submit them to your Walk Coordinator (Editor). He/she will Approve and Published them. There are many helpful guides on the link below but believe me Getting started for contributors is the one you want to start with.


Below is a simpler version which should be enough for our particular  purposes.


So what are the steps?

There are couple of preliminary setup steps.

1.    Get yourself a Login for the Ramblers site by Registering if you have not already done so by clicking on ‘Register’.

2.    Get yourself  setup as an Contributor by emailing your Walk Coordinator by clicking on on editors including

a.     your name exactly as it appears in your Ramblers Profile. Check by logging in to ‘My Account’ and clicking on ‘My Profile’. Change the details to be current as Ramblers will check.

b.    the email address you used to log into the Ramblers site

c.    your membership number

Your Walk Coordinator will set you up and email you back confirming you are now a Contributor.

That done

1.    Login and click ‘My Account’ and click the big green button on the RHS ‘Group Walks and Events Manager’

2.    Now click ‘Add a Walk’ from the list on the RHS. Here under ‘Essentials’ tab you add the Date of the walk, its snappy Title and its Description just as you did before in our Long Description.

3.    Under ‘Starting Point’ add the Map Ref, usually TQ something or other, which you will be able to refine using the map that appears. It works out the post code.  Under ‘Location details’ add how to get to the start point. This is what you would have normally put in our ’Meeting Point’  box. At the end of this I suggest you add the PC 1.80 or whatever (our passenger contribution) as there is no Ramblers equivalent place to put it. Don’t put a £ sign, it might frighten the horses!  Here is a link to a list of Start Point, Map refs and PC. Passenger contribution.

Leave 'Show exact starting point' ticked

4.    Add the ‘Start Time’.

5.    The ‘Add a Meeting Point’ part we do not use.  Fill in the ‘Key Details’ that are similar to our own.
‘Restriction’ leave as Public
‘Difficulty’. Use Easy, Leisurely, Moderate or Strenuous (look up definitions in Getting started for contributors)
‘Local Walk Grade’ leave blank
‘Distance’ in Miles to one dec. place if required
‘Estimate finish time’ is optional, it will work it out.

6.   Under ‘Contact Details’ start typing your name in the ‘look up contact’ box or just click on the little down arrow to see them all. This should bring up your details that I have painstakingly filled in! If you want to change yours then click edit. You cannot change the ‘Display Name’, conventionally first name + first letter of surname, but if you really want to change yours email me. If yours isn’t there than feel free to add one but please stick to the convention. ‘Display Name’ has to be unique (I’m Rambling Roy because there already was a Roy B). If you put in one like Pink Fluffy Rambler that you later regret, tough!
If we want telephone numbers in the printed version they have to also go on the web (so I suggest we stick to mobile numbers only). If you don’t provide at least a mobile number no one will be able to contact you on the day. Email address will not go on the web or print but it will be used to direct queries sent to Ramblers about your walk to you.

7.    Ignore ‘Strands’ and ‘Festivals’.

8.    Click ‘Save and Next Step’ to go to the ‘Further Details’ screen
Ignore all except ‘Walk classification’ although even this is not essential.

9.    You can ‘Preview’ what it will look like and then click ‘Save’ to Draft or ‘Save and Submit’. In the latter case the walk goes to ‘Awaiting Approval’ by your Walk Coordinator (Editor) who receives an email about it but you can still make changes. If you do it will go back to ‘Draft’ until you resubmit it. Once your Walk Coordinator (Editor) has Published your walk it can still be changed, it’s just a bit more complicated. See Getting started for contributors.

10. Simples!


Seriously this process is different, a bit more bureaucratic perhaps and will take a bit of getting used to but it will be better in the long run. On the bright side you don’t need to decipher a security code!


RB 01/04/18