Walk Leader training toolkit

For further information or advice about leading walks or please email volunteersupport@ramblers.zendesk.com or contact Ramblers main office.

To register as a walk leader please email us with your name, membership number or postcode and the group(s) you lead for. We can then keep you up-to-date with essential information for volunteers and walk leaders and tell you about new training and support resources. Registering also helps us keep a record of who is leading walks for Ramblers.

Leading group walks introduction slides

PowerPoint slides to support a half-day basic introduction to walk leading covering factors common to all group walks, irrespective of terrain. Use in conjunction with teaching notes and handouts.

Leading group walks introduction teaching notes

Teaching notes for a half-day basic introduction to walk leading covering factors common to all group walks, irrespective of terrain. Use in conjunction with PowerPoint slides and handouts.

Walk Leader Checklist

A handy list of tips to help walk leaders run safe and enjoyable walks. If you’d like a small, durable and waterproof hard copy designed to be carried on a walk, please send a request via volunteersupport@ramblers.zendesk.com

Leading group walks introduction further guidance handout

A list of further guidance and resources to support a half-day basic introduction to walk leading covering factors common to all group walks, irrespective of terrain. Use in conjunction with slides, teaching notes and additional handout items.

Walk Leader Role Description  (174.9 KB)

The duties and skills needed for leading successful group walks.

Sample Register  (137.7 KB)

Resource for capturing attendance and contact information on group walks.

In Case of Emergency Card

In Case of Emergency cards allow walkers to fill in their emergency contact details and important medical information. Walkers should keep ICE cards in an accessible place so that if something should happen on a walk, the walk leader or emergency services know about any medical conditions and who to contact.

Successful shorter walks

A guide for Ramblers groups on running short 3-5 mile walks that welcome new walkers. Advice and ideas from other Ramblers groups, and the benefits of running walks like these.

Navigation Skills Training Presentation  (3.1 MB)

Powerpoint presentation for Groups or individuals about navigation skills.

Navigation teaching notes

Notes to accompany the navigation presentation, including ideas for field exercises.

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