Teignmouth & Dawlish Ramblers

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Walk Leaders

 

Malcolm peter                                       Peter Points the Way

                                 

Without Walk Leaders we would not have a Rambling Group. They are the life-blood of our Group and we are extremely grateful for the time they take to plan, recce and lead walks for us. They are all coordinated by our new Walks Secretary, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., who has the onerous task of putting together a Programme of Walks every 13 weeks.

Currently we have some 40 Leaders who together lead:

10 evening walks, 11 Tea Shop Walks, 52 Short Walks (5 to 7.5 miles) and 52 Long Walks (8 miles plus) each year. That totals 125 walks meaning that on average each leader has to lead at least 3 walks, some leading many more.

We have over 120 miles of coast from Dorset to Cornwall, 368 square miles of Dartmoor and over half of glorious Devon, all within about an hour’s drive of our Central Meeting Point.

Thus we are constantly looking for more leaders to ensure that we have as few gaps in the Programme as possible.

We aim to assist potential leaders in building their confidence e.g. an evening walk based on where they might walk their dog, acting initially as a back marker for an experienced leader, or leading a favourite walk taken from a book of walks. Our own book of 25 Walks comes in handy in this regard.

We don’t like to put down many rules and prefer guidance towards best practice. To that end the following documents can be downloaded:

Our Group Guide for Walks Leaders

A Walk Leader’s check- list including emergency first aid advice

Leaders should be aware of Ramblers’ civil liability insurance cover.

In that connection, if an incident arises resulting in injury or damage Ramblers require that the Group submit an Incident Report Form. With the help of the Leader, this should be sent to Area via our Secretary, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you to all our Walk Leaders

First Aid Apps for you Smartphone

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The British Red Cross have developed Apps that guide you in dealing with First Aid situations.

There are separate ones for Adults and Babies/Children. 

The information you need is all hosted on the app itself, meaning that, once downloaded, no internet connection is needed, making it fast and easy to access. 

Details, and how to download them, can be found Here

Personal Details Sheet

In the unlikely event that illness or an accident might incapacitate you on a walk, we ask that you keep a Personal Details Sheet in an easy to find place in your ruck sack.

This is easier to find if it is printed on yellow paper protected by laminating or in a clear polythene folder. Our Secretary holds a supply of these forms but a copy can be downloaded  Here                  

Incident Report

Leaders should be aware of Ramblers’ civil liability insurance cover.

If an incident arises resulting in injury or damage, Ramblers require that the Group submit an Incident Report Form.

With the help of the Walk Leader, this should be sent to Devon Area via our Secretary, Deborah Welland

Saturday, December 16, 2017