The Ramblers' guide to good practice for walk leaders may be found here:
http://www.ramblers.org.uk/lbs/web_uploads/101764/Walk Leader Checklist.pdf
Notes for Walkers, Back Markers and Walk Leaders
ln order to maximise the safety and enjoyment of all please follow the walk leader's directions concerning -:
setting the pace of the walk
walking toward traffic on the road
leaving gates open/shut as found
walking single file through cropped fields.
Keep "in touch” with those ahead of and behind you.
Tell the back marker if you are dropping behind the group
When allowed by the walk leader, keep close control-of dogs and put them on a lead when requested.
Keep everyone in front of you or at least know who is behind you.
When road walking, wear a high visibility jacket/vest.
Let the leader know if the group spreads out.
Account for "all back" on completion of the walk.
Know your route. Bring map, compass, whistle, first aid kit.
Remind yourself of what is written in the programme.
Your walk should be contained within the stated mileage to avoid tired, late ramblers behind you!
Briefly outline your route; if you need to change it for any reason, tell the group.
Note the number of walkers and if there are 10 or more walkers appoint a back marker
Stop and give clear directions about -
Walking toward traffic, on the road or as necessary
Crossing cropped fields i.e. single file
Leaving gates as found - open/closed.
Plan rests and meal breaks as appropriate; allow sufficient time for the last arrivals.
Check your numbers after any stops.
lf, for any reason, you are unable to lead your walk, find a replacement and warn the Programme Co-ordinator.
Sunday 26 January 2020Starting at 10:30A moderate 6.5 mile / 10.5 km walk
Wednesday 29 January 2020Starting at 11:00A moderate 5 mile / 8.1 km walk
Wednesday 29 January 2020Starting at 10:00A moderate 11 mile / 17.7 km walk
Sunday 2 February 2020Starting at 10:30A moderate 8 mile / 12.9 km walk
Sunday 2 February 2020Starting at 10:30A moderate 5 mile / 8.1 km walk
Wednesday 5 February 2020Starting at 11:00A moderate 6.5 mile / 10.5 km walk