Blockley Ramblers

Blockley Ramblers Walks Code

Procedures formulated over time for safe and successful walks:

  • All walks need a leader and a back marker, each of whom should carry a map.

  • Leaders and back markers familiarise themselves with the walk, both on the OS map and on the ground.

  • Hazardous and strenuous sections are noted and communicated to the Secretary for inclusion in the walk details.

  • Leaders: count 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 5-10 minutes.

  • The leader 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 Secretary.

  • Mobile phones are also necessary for use in medical and other emergencies.

  • The tail-ender must carry the first-aid kit, which is available from the Chairperson/Secretary.

  • Leaders abandon the walk in the event of dangerous weather e.g. blizzards, excessive ice and other extreme conditions.

  • Leaders remind walkers to keep to the right (unless otherwise advised) when using a road.

  • Walkers must 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 requirement

  • Walkers are ultimately responsible for their own safety.

Blockley Ramblers Committee: revised in October 2007


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