Don’t bury your head in the sand? Ask for help from a personal injury lawyer in Newtonmore!
No one can ensure that they will never be injured by an accident or incident. It is an unfortunate fact of life that accidents can happen to any of us at any time. However, it is important to realise that although accidents can be caused through no fault of our own, and we can sustain injuries as a result, it doesn’t mean that we can’t be aware of potential dangers and take positive steps to reduce the likelihood of an accident occurring.
Prior to undertaking a walking or hiking excursion, it is prudent and sensible to:
- check the local weather forecast before setting off. In areas of mountainous or hilly terrain, the weather can change quickly and conditions can become hazardous rapidly if you are unprepared
- research the area that you intend to walk or hike through. Obtain a recent OS extract of the area and mark a route that will be achievable in the time that you have available. If you are challenging your self with a longer or more arduous route, it is wise to mark a shorter alternative route, in case you tire or the weather makes continuing hazardous.
- ensure that you have the appropriate footwear for hiking and that it is worn in. This means socks as well as hiking boots! Purchase hiking socks as these are higher in the leg, thicker in the heel and breathable to prevent blisters forming. Walking boots should be a good fit providing a ridged sole for good grip and ankle protection to reduce twisting the joint.
- wear layers of warm clothing to provide insulation. The outer layer should be water proof, wind proof and a hood.
- wear water proof and breathable trousers that can be easily adjusted to prevent rubbing.
- take a hat, scarf and gloves even in mild conditions as the weather can turn especially in the late afternoon.
- pack a rucksack with adequate water for 24 hours, easily digestible high energy snacks such as nuts, dried fruit, chocolate and seeds.
- take your OS extract in a clear, waterproof zip up case, a compass, a charged up mobile, a watch, loose change, a torch with spare batteries, a simple first aid kit, tissues and a whistle.
- notify some one of where you intend to walk and an estimated time of your return.
- follow local advice and sign posts. Check your OS map regularly to stay on track!
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Date Published: 3rd March 2014
Author: David Brown