We believe that Walking Stories is a bit different from other websites devoted to walking, so this page is provided to answer some of the questions people have been asking as the site has been discussed and developed.
What sort of walks will be included?
The site will include any kind of walks, in towns and villages, countryside and coastlines, mountains and wilderness areas. It's not just for the hardened backpacker or mountaineer. Most people enjoy walks of one sort or another.
Will there be a membership fee?
It's free at the moment to access the site and to register as a member. Once the number of walks have built up, we expect to introduce a small annual fee to access the full range of walks. However, if you submit a walking story, you won't need ot pay a fee. A decision on a fee is likely to take place in the second half of 2005.
Why aren't there walks for all the continents?
We decided it was best to launch the site to give users an idea of what it's all about, and invite others to contribute stories. The site founders don't have stories yet from every continent - it's up to you to help extend the coverage around the world.
If I send a story to Walking Stories, who has the copyright?
The Terms and Conditions for membership indicate how copyright is dealt with. You will share copyright equally with Walking Stories for the reuse of your stories and photos, and any other content you provide. If anyone pays fees to reproduce your material from the website, the income will be split 50:50 between you and Walking Stories.
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