Health and Safety Information
General Safety Information
The Landscape Trust wants you to enjoy the activities and events that it hosts or organises and for you to be as safe and comfortable as possible throughout our events. The Trust therefore uses its best endeavours to ensure the safety of everyone taking part in its activities. However, neither the Trust, its officers, nor those leading the activities, can accept responsibility for any loss, injury or inconvenience, however caused. Additional health and safety information which applies to any particular event will be advised at the point that a booking is confirmed. Additional general or site-specific safety information may be conveyed to participants at the beginning of an event, at a group briefing either by organisers, site-owners or event leaders. It is important that you follow any safety instructions issued by organisers or walk-leaders. Failure to do so may render you ineligible to attend the event.
What to bring with you
You are responsible for your own well-being and comfort on all of our events. When attending a walk, please ensure that you bring suitable outdoor clothing, including waterproofs and sun-protection, and wear appropriate footwear. If you develop any doubts or concerns regarding your ability to undertake or complete one of our walks, please inform the leader of the walk straight away.
Ticks and Lyme Disease
Several cases of Lyme disease have been reported in the area recently. This disease is spread by animal ticks, particularly deer ticks. It is important, therefore, that you familiarise yourself with the appearance of ticks and the procedure for safely removing any that attach themselves to your skin whilst out and about in the AONB. You should carry out a thorough check for their presence on your clothing and person as soon as possible after returning from a walk. You should remove and dispose of any that you find immediately.
You will find lots of information about ticks and how to recognise some of the symptoms of Lyme disease on the BMC website.
You can also download this PDF leaflet, funded by the BMC, giving advice on ticks, how to avoid them and what to do if you are bitten.