Good practice

Maumturks
Walking Club

Good practice guide

Access:

  • Somebody owns all land and we use that land with the goodwill of the farmer.
  • Be friendly and courteous when we meet landowners and local residents
  • Make no unnecessary noise, especially when passing near houses
  • Be careful not to damage fences, walls or hedges; these are livestock boundaries and are expensive to repair.
  • Leave gates as we find them.

Clothing and Equipment:

  • Always bring a waterproof jacket.
  • Wear walking boots or shoes suitable for use on rough ground.
  • Bring plenty of food and liquids for the walk.
  • A mobile phone.
  • Map.

Issues to consider while walking:

  • Use a map to keep track of where you are and the progress you are making along the line of the way. Mark / tick off the markings on the map as you go.
  • If in a group, stay together and watch out for each other.
  • Be aware of traffic, especially if walking on busy road.
  • Don’t rush, take breaks and most importantly enjoy your self!