Walking the Walks

Personal Safety

In accordance with the usual EnBro practice, walkers are individually responsible for their own safety during these walks and EnBro expects all walkers to observe carefully all the relevant rules in both the Highway Code and the Country Code; all walkers participate at their own risk.

Clothing and equipment

Well-fitting comfortable walking shoes, flexible boots or trainers with thick, springy and flexible soles are recommended. If the weather or ground is likely to be wet, check that the soles have a non-slip surface and that the uppers are reasonably waterproof. Footwear should be roomy enough at the front to wiggle one’s toes and to avoid stubbing them, yet snug enough at the back to lace the heel securely in place (wearing one pair of thick socks or two thinner pairs). A rucksack (or shoulder bag) is recommended to hold:

— Drink
— Spare clothing if chilly
— Picnic lunch
— Discarded clothing if hot
—  Rainwear and / or telescopic umbrella if rain possible
— Maps, guides, timetables, compass
— Sun hat, sun screen, sun glasses if likely to be sunny
— Camera, binoculars (optional)

[To be updated with more up to date list KP]

DIY navigation

The simplest way to undertake these walks would be through my series of public walks, which are free of charge. If walking without a leader, I recommend that you carry a compass for orientation, and know how to use it. If you have no compass but know the time and can see the sun, you can deduce its direction as follows: 06.00 East; 07.30 ESE; 09.00 SE; l0.30 SSE; noon South; 13.30 SSW; 1500 SW; 16.30 WSW; 18.00 West; 19.30 WNW (GMT, ie one hour earlier than BST). I also recommend that you carry a map to supplement mine, which although of large scale will be of little use if you deviate from the described route. Allow adequate time – although you may be able to walk three or even four miles per hour over familiar and even ground, you may be reduced to two mph or less traversing unfamiliar terrain. Allow additional time for rest or refreshment breaks and any other non-walking periods.

Dogs

Well behaved and on a lead, are permitted on the walks, but if dogs misbehave the owner and dog will be asked to leave by the walks leader.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Test Area – Please disregard

Maps: Ordnance Survey 1:25 000 scale Explorer Sheet 147; 1:50 000 scale Landranger 188.

Maps: Ordnance Survey 1:25 000 scale Explorer Sheet 147; 1:50 000 scale Landranger 188.

 

Orpington Bus map

 

Cray Crawl Test Map

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