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Guided Walks – Safety Procedures

Walkers on a guided walk passing over Crickley Hill Crickley (c) Jane Hodgson 2022

Welcome to our Cotswold Voluntary Wardens guided walks!

The following information is for walkers and risk assessment applies to all our walks. Please read it and agree to stick to these rules. It is important that everyone takes responsibility for their behaviour on the walk, and considers the safety of the group at all times.

    • Please do not attend the walk if you are feeling unwell.
    • Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for the weather conditions and walk terrain.
    • Bring your own drinks and food. Do bring enough water if it’s a long walk and if it’s a hot day, do bring extra water. If it’s a long walk, enough snacks to keep you going over the miles.
    • If you have any health issues (eg recovering from illness or surgery)  please tell the walk leader before the start of the walk and they can advise on the suitability of the walk, the steepness of the hills and so on.  If you have allergies then please also tell the walk leaders at the start of the walk.
    • On the walk, remember you are responsible for your actions, so take care when crossing roads or walking along the side of a busy road. The walk leaders will flag up any safety issues, such as busy roads, slippery paths and so on, but it is your responsibility to be aware of the terrain and crossing any roads safely.
    • Please remember that dogs (excluding Assistance dogs) are not allowed on these walks.
    • Please always be tick aware whilst walking with us. Consider appropriate clothing and check for ticks after the walk. For further information go to Tick-awareness-A5-leaflet-April-2023
    • Please double check on the day that the walk is going ahead as if weather conditions are not suitable the walk may be cancelled for your own safety.

We hope you enjoy your walk with us.