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Walking tips

The Ramblers wishes members to note the following: All sporting and leisure activities have inherent hazards associated with them and rambling is no exception. In spite of the safety of members always being the paramount concern, accidents will occasionally occur. It is important, therefore, that when entering into the activity, each member appreciates that they have a responsibility to identify the hazards associated with the activity and take all reasonable steps to eliminate or minimise the potential for an accident to arise.

Show consideration for other walkers. When walking with the group do not walk ahead of the leader. He or she cannot control the pace if irresponsible walkers are forging ahead. As groups are usually made up of varying walking abilities please consider those at the back of the party. Leaders especially, are reminded that they should set and control the pace of the walk to reflect these differing abilities, and must not allow the pace to be dictated by a few members of the party who may tend to force the pace. Failure to observe these considerations may deter members from fully enjoying the walks. The leader appoints a back marker to keep all the members of the party together - please inform them if you are having any difficulties.

Dogs are not allowed on our walks, except registered assistance dogs.

To avoid anyone getting lost, keep in contact with people in front and behind you, by looking back regularly. If you do lose touch with the party, stay at, or return to the last known point on the route so that the leader will be able to find you without trouble.

Help direct walkers at path junctions and when crossing busy roads, especially if asked to do so by the leader.

Follow the countryside code. Hold, mind or close gates to ensure animals do not get out; walk in single file on paths through crops and on roads, face the oncoming traffic and do not walk in the middle of the road.

If you visit a pub on the walk remove or cover your boots, do not consume your own food or drink in the pub or garden unless the publican gives permission. Patronise the pub if using the facilities.

Parents, guardians or carers bringing children or vulnerable adults on our walks will be required to complete a consent form before taking part in any of our activities.

You should also give consideration to what to wear.

This page was up to date on 01/04/2017.