Walk Leader toolkit

Our Walk Leader toolkit contains handy resources for walk leaders to use when planning and leading walks.  We also have training presentations and guidance notes for use by groups running training locally on leading group walks and navigation.  If you are interested in those resources or would like further guidance on anything in the toolkit, please email volunteersupport@ramblers.zendesk.com.

Walk Leader Role Description  (174.9 KB)

The duties and skills needed for leading successful group walks.

Walk Leader Checklist  (456.9 KB)

Top tips on leading group walks and basic first aid information; waterproof versions designed to be carried on a walk, can be ordered on request from Central Office.

First Aid Tips for Walkers  (861.1 KB)

Further guidance on First Aid produced in partnership with the British Red Cross.

Frequently Asked Questions

Some frequently asked questions about leading walks.

Leading remote walks  (76.2 KB)

Guidance on leading walks in remote areas.

Ramblers Scotland In Case of Emergency Card

Ramblers Scotland developed this resource for their groups, particularly for guidance when walking in the hills in Scotland. However, all groups will benefit from making sure members carry ICE cards. Please use and adapt to suit your group.

Ramblers Scotland Resources for groups

A list of items Ramblers Scotland recommends that every group carry. However, all groups will benefit from making sure making sure they are well equipped and carry the items listed with them on their walks. Please use and adapt to suit your group.

Ramblers Scotland Walk leader kit list

Ramblers Scotland developed this resource for their walk leaders, particularly for guidance when walking in the hills in Scotland. However, all groups will benefit from making sure they are well equipped and carry the items listed with them on their walks. Please use and adapt to suit your group.

Sample Register  (137.7 KB)

Resource for capturing attendance and contact information on group walks.

Group walks case study – The Lake District  (122.8 KB)

Incidents do happen, but they can be prevented, or handled in a way which prevents the situation deteriorating. This case studies represent incidents on Ramblers walks in 2009 – 2010.

Cardiff walk leader

The work of our volunteers up and down the country continues to impress. Here a walk leader from Cardiff talks about her work to get people walking and protect the places we love to walk.
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