How we tackle hill safety
The hills are a fantastic playground for many, but we everyone who ventures out into the hills needs to have some basic skills to help them, should they encounter any problems.
The team is made up from highly experienced volunteers, who are keen to share their experiences of the hill, many of whom have made the outdoor world their workplace.
Every person going out on the hill should have fun, but needs to have some important safety equipment with them. We recommend the following as an absolute minimum:
- A map and compass – with the knowledge of how to use them!
- A full set of waterproofs and an extra warm layer
- Some strong and sturdy walking boots, with good grip
- A torch with spare batteries
- A fully charged mobile phone
- Food & drink sufficient for your journey (with a little spare)
- A shelter tent or survival bag
- Personal medication
Navigation – using a map & compass
In partnership with Alpkit, our Training Officer Trev has produced a fantastic video giving you some tips you can try when navigating on open moorland and during your walk.
If you require assistance from Mountain Rescue:
Ask for Police & Mountain Rescue
Give the operator the exact location of the incident, the nature of any injuries, the number of casualties and your phone number
Stay near your telephone and stay put until told otherwise