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
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
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.
Get yourself a Login for the Ramblers site by Registering if you have not
already done so by clicking on ‘Register’.
Get yourself setup as an Contributor by emailing your Walk Coordinator
by clicking on on
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.
the email address you used to log into the Ramblers site
your membership number
Your Walk Coordinator
will set you up and email you back confirming you are now a Contributor.
Login and click ‘My Account’ and click the big green button on the RHS ‘Group
Walks and Events Manager’
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.
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.
Leave 'Show exact starting point' ticked
Add the ‘Start Time’.
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
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.
‘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.
Ignore ‘Strands’ and ‘Festivals’.
Click ‘Save and Next Step’ to go to the ‘Further Details’ screen
Ignore all except ‘Walk classification’ although even this is not essential.
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
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