Safety

How to keep safe and tips for dealing with different situations that you may encounter when out and about walking.

Foot sole

Blisters

Some helpful tips on preventing and treating blisters.

Walk near road

Highway Code for walkers

Advice for walkers when walking on roads, including what to do when there is no pavement.

Drinking water

Food and drink

Advice on keeping hydrated and maintaining your enegry levels when out walking.

Bee

Insects

Advice on insects and how best to deal with bites and stings.

Level crossing

Level crossings

Advice for walkers when crossing a railway line using a level crossing.

Woman in the mountains

Mountain and hill walking

Lone walker

Personal safety

Tips on staying safe if you go out walking alone.

Floods

Flooding

Advice for walkers during times of flooding to help you stay safe when out walking.

Lightning

Thunder and lightning

Winter trees

Walking in all seasons

Dog

Walking with dogs

Useful advice for dog owners and tips to follow when encountering unfamiliar or aggressive dogs.

Horse

Walking near horses

Tips to follow when encountering horses on bridleways, roads and in fields with rights of way over them.

Cow face

Walking near livestock

Tips to follow when walking near livestock, particularly in spring and when walking with dogs.

Road walking

Walking on roads

Roads and streets are an important part of the walking environment, we've provided some informaiton on initiatives that have helped make them more walking friendly.

First aid

First aid tips for walkers - Dealing with emergencies

What to do when dealing with emergencies, including how to summon help.