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Flooding: Advice for walkers


Flooded path
Following the recent flooding and severe weather we've put together some advice for walkers to help you stay safe when out walking.

We'd also like to know how you've been affected out walking. You can add a comment below or share your updates and photos with us by tweeting us @RamblersGB or posting on our Facebook page.

Check the Environment Agency’s flood warnings summary or the Scottish Environment Protection Agency's flood updates to find out whether there are any flood risks in your area
Consider wearing wellies or waterproof gaiters over a pair of walking boots
You may also want to take a walking stick or poles to ensure you don’t lose your balance on slippery ground
Plan a walk with escape routes so you can easily change your route if you meet an area of flooding
Take enough food, drink and warm clothing with you in case you have to prolong your route to avoid a flooded area
Let someone know where you’re planning on walking and when you’re likely to be back
If you’re worried about joining a Ramblers group walk check with the Walk Leader for updates
- See more at: http://www.ramblers.org.uk/wales/what-we-do/news/2014/february/flooding-...

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