Frequently Asked Questions
- I'm new to walking, where do I start?
There are lots of walks around Leicestershire ranging in length and ability, see the Walk Together pages for more information
- What if I can't keep up with the group?
Don't worry, the walk leader will make sure everyone is supported and walking at a pace comfortable to them. On some walks there is someone leading from behind also.
- What do I need to wear?
For safety and comfort, we suggest comfortable, suitable clothing and footwear that you can wear to move about easily.
- Do I need to book on to a walk session?
At present many walks are operating a booking system to ensure latest Government guidelines are adhered to. Details can be found on our Walk Together pages. We do advise you turn up 10 minutes before to your first walk so the walk leader can discuss with you the walk.
Tips for Walking Safely in the Dark
- Choose a route that you're familiar with, that are well-lit and well-populated.
- Tell someone where you're going and remember to take your phone with you should it be needed for emergencies.
- Walk on footpaths and pavements facing traffic so that you can quickly see and react to vehicles (and they can see you).
- Be aware of tripping hazards that might be harder to see during the dark (uneven pavements, potholes, tree roots).
- Be aware of your surroundings and walk confidently and with purpose.
- Shift your walking time – could you use your lunch break to head out during the daylight? If you're working from home, see if there can be some flexibility so you can take a longer lunch hour or start a bit later to allow you to get outside before it gets dark.
- You can exercise with one other person so consider buddying up if you feel safer that way
You're performing the exercises linked from our website at your own risk
Whilst every effort has been made to verify the information on the Active Together and associated pages, LRS is not responsible for the accuracy or content of external websites. Whilst taking part in physical activity, participants should ensure they take part at a level which is appropriate to them and their health and are responsible for ensuring they check the credentials and health and safety requirements for each activity. It is recommended that participants follow the Chief Medical Officers Guidelines for physical activity. Participants will choose to utilise these links and take part in activities at their own risk.
If you're unsure about your ability, it might be wise to start gradually and build up. Please feel free to refer to the UK Chief Medical Officer's Physical Activity Guidelines when determining the level of activity appropriate to you.
Make sure you warm up and cool down to prevent injury, and make sure you keep hydrated.
Stop the exercises immediately if you feel faint or unwell, and if you still feel dizzy or unwell have a rest. Next time try something less strenuous, building up your activity gradually.
Finally, please continue to follow the government's guidance on how to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.