The Walking Survival Guide is here…
Walking may seem like a safe hobby to take up, but when you are hiking up a mountain or lost on the moors, there could be a danger around every corner.
We have decided to create a walking safety guide as a resource for walkers of all different experiences, whether you are just starting out or have been hiking around the country for years – there is something to guide everyone along the way.
From a recent study undertaken in Wales, results showed that only 5% of mountain users knew what to do in an emergency and how to contact the Mountain Rescue service should they need it.
Walking really is a favourite past time with Britons, as it is a great way to get some gentle exercise, socialise with family and friends and of course walk the dog. We just want to make sure that you can enjoy the countryside and rural areas around you, knowing that if disaster should strike you will know what to do.
There are a number of different ways to signal for help if you get stuck, and lots of different ways to look after injured party members. We even have a printable PDF that you can give to all of your party members before you leave on your trip, to make sure everyone knows what to do and what they will need to take with them – preparation is key!
Our guide should prepare you for a range of different situations, from meeting an angry herd of cows on a quiet walk, to getting stuck with no food and drink half way up a mountain. Have a read through all the different articles and tips we have provided and learn something for next time you go exploring: