Flooding

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

  • Check the Environment Agency’s flood warnings summary or the Scottish Environment Protection Agency's flood updates to find out whether there are any flood risks in your area
  • Consider wearing wellies or waterproof gaiters over a pair of walking boots
  • You may also want to take a walking stick or poles to ensure you don’t lose your balance on slippery ground
  • Plan a walk with escape routes so you can easily change your route if you meet an area of flooding
  • Take enough food, drink and warm clothing with you in case you have to prolong your route to avoid a flooded area
  • Let someone know where you’re planning on walking and when you’re likely to be back
  • If you’re worried about joining a Ramblers group walk check with the Walk Leader for updates