Rambling

Rambling

One of the things that's so appealing about walking is the sense of spontaneity and freedom: all you need to do, it seems, is just step out of your door and walk. But all walks, from short, easy strolls to marathon mountain treks, benefit from a little forward-planning...

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Starting out in rambling

Starting out in rambling

by Des de Moor

Walking is a healthy, accessible, enjoyable and safe activity for everyone. You can do it almost anywhere, from town parks to mountain tracks.

Preparation for rambling

Preparation for rambling

by Des de Moor

One of the things that's so appealing about walking is the sense of spontaneity and freedom: all you need to do, it seems, is just step out of your door and walk. But all walks, from short, easy strolls to marathon mountain treks, benefit from a little forward-planning.

Group management for rambling

Group management for rambling

by Nigel Williams

Leadership carries responsibilities which are often not to do with walking. It is about dealing with people's ambitions, self esteem, hidden agendas, personal competence etc. Good leadership at the planning stages can reduce the leadership intervention during the adventure.

Safety issues for rambling

Safety issues for rambling

by Des de Moor

This article covers the safety issues of walking alone, as well as the environmental issues of temperature and hydration, key factors in the mountains, the hazards of animals and insects and the use of First Aid and mobile phones.

Emergency procedures

Emergency procedures

by Scott Muir

If you visit the hills regularly it is inevitable that eventually you will encounter an emergency situation, hopefully not your own.

Rambling clubs and associations

Rambling clubs and associations

by Des de Moor

Of course you don't have to join a club or association to go walking, but there are a number of benefits ranging from the social side to campaigning for your rights of access across the countryside.

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