Advice before you go walking

Whether you are walking with us or by yourself follow our simple advice

What to wear

It is advisable to wear walking boots or sturdy shoes.

Check the weather forecast before you go. Remember just because it is warm or dry where you live it might be a lot colder or wetter where you are walking.

Food and drink

Don’t forget to pack some water and a snack especially if you are going on a longer walk.

Secateurs

If you have some secateurs, please bring them for trimming any plants blocking the path. Our main aim as a Society is to keep public footpaths protected and well maintained. A little pruning on our walks helps keep the paths walkable.

Maps, navigational equipment and first aid

If you are going on an organised walk our Walk Leader will bring a first aid kit, map and navigational equipment. If you are going on a walk using one of our walking guides don’t forget to take a small first aid kit (hopefully you will never need one). You will also need a map of the area and a compass or navigational aid such as a GPS (and know how to use them).

Dogs

Dogs are not normally allowed on an organised walk as we often cross farmland.

Footpath problems

If you encounter an obstruction during your walk please make a note of the location and report the problem.

Injuries and loss of property

Please note that the Mid-Cheshire Footpath Society does not accept any responsibility for personal injury or loss of property when attending any of our walks or functions. If it is thought necessary, individuals should make their own insurance arrangements.