The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Walking -

“Walking is gen­er­ally a very safe form of ex­er­cise but it is im­por­tant to take care when you’re out and about,” says Des. “Take note of the fol­low­ing eight guide­lines to help you stay safe when walking...” 1. Make sure you wear sen­si­ble cloth­ing and footwear. 2. If you’re go­ing on a long walk, make sure you take some water with you and some­thing to eat. 3. Knowwhere you’re go­ing – if you don’t know the area well, try to get a map or leaflet.

Be pre­pared to change your route if you feel un­safe for any rea­son.

Take a travel pass or change in case you need to use pub­lic trans­port.

Take a mo­bile phone and/ or make sure some­one knows where you’ve gone and when you ex­pect to be back.

If you wear head­phones, make sure you stay aware of your sur­round­ings.

Take care on busy roads and road cross­ings, and paths shared with fast cy­clists.

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