What to wear, how to keep safe and tips for dealing with different situations that you may encounter when out and about walking.
How to keep walking boots, jackets, trousers, gaiters and rucksacks waterproof.
Some helpful tips on preventing and treating blisters.
Advice on keeping hydrated and maintaining your enegry levels when out walking.
Advice on choosing the right footwear for walking.
Advice on insects and how best to deal with bites and stings.
Information about guides, online resources and apps available for walkers interested in learning first aid.
Advice for walkers when crossing a railway line using a level crossing.
Tips on staying safe if you go out walking alone.
Information about the best clothing to keep you warm, dry and comfortable when out walking.
Information on equipment every walker should have in their pack.
Simple tips to follow to stay safe when encountering horses on bridleways and roads.
Tips to follow when walking near livestock, particularly in spring and when walking with dogs.
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.
What to do when dealing with emergencies, including how to summon help.
Advice on what to do if you or someone you are walking with suffers a strain, sprain or fracture or is bleeding.
Specific situations you may encounter when walking which require first aid including shock and hypthermia.
How the Countryside Code applies to walkers and other countryside users.
Find out about how the Scottish Outdoor Access Code applies to walkers.
How the Countryside Code applies to land managers.
Find out how the Scottish Outdoor Access Code applies to land managers.
Advice for walkers when walking on roads, including what to do when there is no pavement.
Use our online form to report any problems you encounter while out walking.