Walk Leader toolkit

Our Walk Leader toolkit contains handy resources for walk leaders to use when planning and leading walks. If you 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

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

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Some frequently asked questions about leading walks.

Guidance for walk leaders on safeguarding

Read this if you lead walks and/or other activities for your group or area.

Incident Report Form

It's essential that you report all incidents on Ramblers activities involving injury or property damage, or a near miss. Please use this form for that purpose.

Leading remote walks  (76.2 KB)

Guidance on leading walks in remote areas.

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.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

For further information and guidance please see the GDPR toolkit. This guidance is intended for all Ramblers volunteers - explaining what the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is, why it’s important, and what volunteers must do to comply with our legal obligations.

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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.