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Although the majority of our day walks involve walking over gently rolling countryside, the level of gear or kit that you take out with you should be based on the weather turning foul. Keep an eye out for the forecast. Also - there are a few important points to note:
Clothing and equipment: Depending on difficulty and seasonality - ITEMS 1-5 ARE MOST IMPORTANT
1) Plenty of Water, Packed Lunch
2) Comfortable walking boots
3) Walking trousers - NOT JEANS
4) A suitable rucksack or backpack
5) Waterproof jacket & over trousers
6) Warm clothing-plenty of layers depending on weather
7) Gloves, Hat & Scarf in cold weather and on Strenuous/Technical walks
8) Whistle & Torch Technical Walks and on some evening walks
9) Emergency Survival Bag Technical walks
Bring a packed lunch - although there may be pub stops, it is unlikely that there will be time to eat at pubs, as the pubs may be very busy, or there may be a large group walking.
DO Follow the Countryside Code
PLEASE DO inform the Walks Leader IMMEDIATELY and in person of ANY problems on the walk. Please help us to help you - if we are not made aware of a situation, there is nothing we can do :o(
DO listen carefully to the Walk Leader's introduction and any instructions.
If you have any questions or queries, please DO speak up.
DO NOT walk ahead of the Walk Leader.
Many walks are 'day walks' intended to have a duration of over 4-5 hours. If you have a pressing engagement after the walk, check before starting the walk that the walk finishes in good time. DO NOT walk off to return to the car or train station without informing the Walk Leader in person, as this might trigger an unnecessary search.
DOGS: If a walk is dog friendly, it will state this in the suitability section below the map. Otherwise, only Registered Assistance Dogs will be allowed.
The walk leader has the right to refuse your participation in an event if he/ she sees fit should they have concerns over your safety and preparation.