10 Winter Walking tips: Do you know how keep safe?

With the weather changing in Britain there is a reasonable certainty that most parts of the country will have snow. The ‘ Beast from the East’ in 2018 took everyone by surprise, nearly bringing the country to a halt and impacting unfavourably on many. It is essential that if you are going out you dress appropriately using the layering system.  This is a combination of layers and materials which will not only keep you warm but also dry.

Good thermal base layers
Fleece with half zip to allow temperature adjustment                                                                                                     
Good windproof/waterproof
Winter walking trousers and over trousers
Waterproofed footwear and warm walking socks
A hat and good gloves are essential 

Do NOT rely on cotton T shirts and jeans, these garments hold damp and will chill you.

Take some food and a thermas flask of tea.
Do not over estimate your own or your groups fitness levels
Make sure you do not go so far that you find yourself having to find your way back in the dark.
Ideally make sure you have a mobile phone in case of problems.                              


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