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• Before leaving home, be sure you are fit enough and equipped sufficiently to undertake your walk.If you’re unsure of your fitness level, try a short easy walk first—it’s much better to find a walk a little too slow than to make yourself miserable and exhausted.
• Most of our walks are off-road in rural areas. Please have suitable footwear and clothing for both walk and weather
(you can check our web-site for the day’s weather).
• Bring some food and drink even if the walk includes a pub or café break. Leaders may possibly refuse to accept participants who are not adequately fit or equipped. If in doubt phone the leader first.
• For your own and others’ safety, please abide by the advice herein and the instructions of the walk leader.
• Although walking is one of the safest outdoor activities, none is completely without risk. It is your responsibility to behave sensibly and minimise the potential for accidents. You are NOT covered by us or the leaders for personal injury or loss—the cost would have been too great and the scheme could not have gone ahead. It is your decision if you walk with us under these terms.
• If you are unknown to your walking group, you may be asked for your name at the start. Please co-operate and give it.
Risk assessments need to be completed ahead of all group walks to ensure we meet the requirements of our insurers. Walk leaders work hard to plan safe walks and we need to make sure this work is recorded. Many walk leaders choose to complete the risk assessment as part of their recce, and we’ve updated the template to make sure it captures the right information while being as simple and straightforward as possible.Group walks risk assessment form PDF
or Group walks risk assessment form in Word format
NB You are responsible for your own safety, notably over Stiles footbridge and ditch boards