Risk Assessments.

These assessments are general awareness statements to encourage each walker to observe and pay
attention to the risks whilst walking.

Risk No. Hazard Who May Be Harmed How Can Risk Be Controlled
1
Slips and trips on uneven and/or muddy ground
Every walker
Be careful of potential ‘Hazards’ along the route.
Wear suitable footwear
2
Danger whilst walking on or crossing roads
Every walker
Take care and be vigilant.
Walk in single file.
Walk in accordance with the Highway Code.
Use ‘Crossings’ where available
3
Falling in open water
Every walker
Be careful of potential ‘Hazards’ along route.
4
Trips and slips whilst climbing stiles, gates and/or steps
Every walker
Be careful of potential 'Hazards' along route.
Wear suitable footwear.
New walkers to complete questionnaire to ascertain any potential difficulties.
5
Livestock escaping
Every walker
Ensure gates are closed behind you.
6
Dehydration in hot weather
Every walker
Ensure you carry water
7
Exposure to adverse weather conditions
Every walker
Wear appropriate clothing.
8
Exhaustion
Every walker
Check the length of walk via the website.
9
Overhanging branches or overgrown vegetation
Every walker
Avoid by taking alternative route