All walks need
a leader and a back marker, each of whom should carry a map.
back markers familiarise themselves with the walk, both on the OS
map and on the ground.
strenuous sections are noted and communicated to the Secretary for
inclusion in the walk details.
the party before setting off and check at intervals; try to ensure
that the front of the walking group does not become separated from
the tail; and select one or two places for all walkers to rest for
leads from the front and the back marker covers the tail-end. They
should agree a means of communication; for this a mobile phone each
may be helpful. If no phone is available, contact the Chairperson or
are also necessary for use in medical and other emergencies.
must carry the first-aid kit, which is available from the
the walk in the event of dangerous weather e.g. blizzards, excessive
ice and other extreme conditions.
walkers to keep to the right (unless otherwise advised) when using a
put their dogs on leads when using a public road, walking through
livestock, or where there are notices asking for dogs to be on
leads. Leaders are, if necessary, asked to remind dog owners of this
ultimately responsible for their own safety.