All walk leaders must read the Guide to Safety (Leaders) before leading a walk.
All new members must read the Guide to Safety (Members) before participating in their first walk.
All members must wear suitable clothing and adequate footwear as specified in the Guide to Safety (Members).
All members must carry a basic first-aid kit and a survival bag to deal with minor incidents.
Walk leaders must be able to give a grid reference to emergency services in the event of a serious accident.
On road sections, groups must maintain single file and if possible face oncoming traffic. Leaders should identify suitable crossing places in advance.
When crossing fields containing livestock, members must walk quietly and calmly and the Leaders must keep the group together.
A back marker must be appointed for groups of 10 or more members.