Essential information for walkers

It is the aim of the Longer Walks Group that all participants enjoy the walks programme to the full, while staying safe and healthy.
The documents on this page are designed to support that objective, so it is essential that any member of the group has read and understands them.
Our group ‘ground rules’ are supplemented by specific advice on suitable clothing/equipment together with a description of the risk assessment process and what happens in the event of accident or illness on a walk. There is also a statement about our group policy on dogs on walks.
▷ Walks ground rules
▷ What to wear and bring
▷ Health and safety on walks
▷ Risk assessment
  Dogs on walks

Given the additional responsibility it places on all of a group’s walkers, together with the potential for conflict, members are not permitted to bring dogs on CEDu3a Longer Walks Group walks.
In order to comply with the 2010 Equality Act, the only exception to this is where a member needs to be accompanied by an assistance dog*.
If you are a member of the group and would like to walk with your assistance dog please get in touch with the group convener to discuss the nature and suitability of the walk.
* Assistance dogs are dogs that have been trained in order to provide assistance to disabled people and those with certain medical conditions such as epilepsy.