Be safe when you’re walking

Before you go walking make sure that you are properly prepared. The weather can be very changeable in the UK. Therefore it is always sensible to -

• Plan your route and make sure that you have told someone that you are going.

• Check the weather

• Take the right equipment (map, compass etc)

• Wear sensible clothing; you will need good footwear, waterproofs and several thin layers. Avoid jeans they take a long time to dry and they have a high wind chill factor.

• Take some food and drink.

• Take a mobile phone, however remember coverage can sometimes be patchy

For a more comprehensive list of practical advice visit

The rambler's website and click on walking info -
or visit the BBC weather website and click on sport & leisure - walking safety-


Countryside code

Always remember...

• Enjoy the countryside and respect its life and work.

• Guard against all risk of fire.

• Fasten all gates.

• Keep your dogs under close control.

• Keep to the public paths across farmland.

• Take your litter home



ID: 11 Revised: 17/1/2011