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WALKING HOLIDAYS

RULES & GUIDELINES

Walking Holidays are primarily intended allow tour groups to provide their customers with the options of gaining IVV stamps whilst touring parts of Great Britain & Ireland where no IVV walks or Permanent Trails exist.

SHORT DISTANCE WALKING HOLIDAYS

The organiser must:

  • Provide a walk on at least 60% of the days that they will be in the UK or Ireland, these can be Walking Holiday events, scheduled events or Permanent Trails
  • Walks must be a minimum of 5km and a maximum of 15km
  • Walks may be led by a responsible member of the organising group or walkers may be provided with a written route description
  • Venues and proposed distances must be agreed at least 4 weeks prior to the start of the Holiday
  • All fees must be paid before any stamps will be dispatched to the UK/Ireland address provided above
  • A separate IVV stamp will be supplied for each walk.

GUIDED WALKING HOLIDAYS

The organiser must:

  • Provide a walk on at least 60% of the days that they will be in the UK or Ireland, these can be Walking Holiday events, scheduled events or Permanent Trails
  • Walks must be at least 10km and not more than 30km in length.  A separate distance of between 5km & 10 km is desirable.
  • Walks between 10 & 30km must be led by a guide familiar with the area, however walkers on a distance between 5 & 10km can either be led by a guide or supplied with a written route description.
  • The guide must ensure that the speed of the walk suits the slowest walker. If necessary, then a number of walk groups may be arranged to cope with the varied abilities of individual walkers. Each group must have a separate guide.
  • Venues and proposed distances must be agreed at least 4 weeks prior to the start of the Holiday
  • All fees must be paid before any stamps will be dispatched to the UK/Ireland address provided above
  • A separate IVV stamp will be supplied for each walk.

Enquiries should be made to walking-holidays@bwf-ivv.org.uk

Application Form

FEES

The Walking Holiday Stamp Fee is £20.00 per walk. Fees can be paid in Sterling or Euros.

Payment can be made by:

  • Cheque (payable to ‘BWF’) and sent with the completed application form to Walking Holidays, 262 Wolsey Way,
    Lincoln LN2 4ST
  • Bank Transfer - details will be sent on receipt of application form.