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    Safety

    Choose a route that reflects your walking experience

    Always plan out each section of your route

    Ensure you take with you a compass and a map

    When walking on high ground, avoid low cloud and mist

    Check what clothing and equipment you should take with you

    Take pen, pencil, waterproof card to write on and coins for the telephone

    Tell someone where you are going and what time to expect you back

    In winter, always carry a torch

    When walking on the road, always walk towards oncoming traffic

    Wear bright clothing

    Listen to weather forecasts

    If weather turns bad, decide in plenty of time to turn back or look for an escape route onto lower ground

    Do not risk getting wet. Always put on waterproofs at first sign on rain

    Keep your party together

    In hot weather, protect your skin with sunblock

    Try to wear a hat, or cover your head

    Drink regular amounts of water if walking in hot weather

    Take snacks and drinks

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