the interests of safety and conservation, before you choose to explore
the countryside, you are advised to assess the suitability of the
route. The map information on this website is based on the Ordnance
Survey maps from their website www.get-a-map.com.
BBC cannot be held responsible for any mapping inaccuracies or any
accidental injury/damage that may occur in your choice to take up
the challenge of any one of the published walks.
of the walks should pose any onerous challenge as long as...
know your capabilities and don't overstretch yourself.
are familiar with the walk before you go.
know what you are liable to expect on the walk.
can find your way using the information supplied.
are properly equipped for the walk.
take a sensible approach to the weather.
are aware of any natural hazards.
have informed family/friends of your plans (and estimated time of
need to be reasonably fit, so consult with a doctor first if you
have any doubts.
prepared - take detailed instructions, a map and a mobile phone.
A GPS (Global Positioning System) is very useful to. You just tap
the coordinates of your walk into it, and if you stray off course
it tells you. Very clever.
long trousers, even if it's hot, to protect yourself from stinging
walking boots are a brilliant investment. They'll make walking on
uneven ground much easier. Don't be tempted to wear trainers without
socks - you'll regret it!
thick socks, you'll find special walker's socks at outdoor shops.
in a waterproof map cover, to protect your map.
plenty of water, a hat, sunglasses, and mini bottle of sun cream.
Throw a few chocolate bars in your bag too.
take a waterproof jacket - this should all fit into a small rucksack.