Tips For New Walkers
If you are new to walking, below are a few tips to help you on you way:
Distance to be walked:
This will obviously depend on how fit you are and the time you
have available, but as a rough guide a steady pace will be 2
miles per hour.
Take a 5 minute break every hour.
Before setting out:
Tell someone where you are going and when you expect to return. They should be briefed to summon help if you have not arrived home within an agreed timescale.
Although local authorities are installing kissing gates along much of the MILLENNIUM WAY, there are still many stiles on the walk that are not dog friendly. Please bear in mind when planning your walk that there may be situations where you will need to lift your dog over stiles.
Take the appropriate Ordnance Survey map with you. Sometimes it is difficult to identify footpaths (hopefully not on our walk!) and if you need clarification. the definitive map is held by the Footpaths Officer of the local Council. A copy can usually be found in main libraries.
Knowing how to use a compass in conjunction with a map can often be very useful - click on compass icon (right) for a guide on how to use a compass.
Please observe the Country Code e.g. don't drop litter, close gates, keep dogs under control etc.
paths, bridleways and roads we have used in these instructions are public rights
of way as designated on Ordnance Survey maps. Following the instructions and
walking tips on this web site in no way constitutes any liability on 41 Club that such routes or
tips are safe or suitable.
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