When out walking on the coast or in the mountains make sure somebody knows where you are going and at what time you are expected back.
IF you become lost or injured, if possible stay put.
Call 999 or 112 and ask for mountain rescue.
The Emergency services will want clear instructions such as:
- Location (give OS grid reference if you know it)
- Name, gender and age of casualty
- Nature of injuries
- Number of people present
- Destination and where you set out from
- Your name and mobile number
Do not change your position until the mountain rescue team has made contact.
When walking in isolated coastal areas it is important to be aware of the tidal conditions.
It is quiet common for different beaches and areas to have different tidal patterns.
Always carry sufficient water and food for your journey.
A hiker’s rucksack should always have: a map, compass, whistle, torch, hat, gloves, spare clothes, orange bivy bag, spare food, water, rain proof jacket.
If you must contact the emergency services do not hesitate as it is important that a team is made aware of the situation as early as possible as they may need to travel far!
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