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Walking hints & tips

Decorative Image of Ainsdale DunesWalking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get about our area whilst also allowing you the opportunity to become more active, lose weight and become healthier.

Before you undertake any of our routes, please bear in mind the following:

  • When walking any distance, good quality walking shoes or lightweight waterproof boots are advisable, as is a daypack to carry your maps, food and drink and extra warm clothing or waterproofs. Wear loose-fitting clothing that allows you to move freely and choose thin layers rather than heavy, chunky clothing.  In winter however, be aware of the wind chill effect in exposed areas.   During bad weather. some areas can become muddy and suitable footwear should be worn.
  • In summer it would also be sensible to pack a hat, sunscreen and plenty of water, especially if the route is mostly over exposed open fields. A pair of binoculars will also come in handy.
  • Why not take a small digital camera to record your walk, we would be happy to share your experiences and receive your feedback on the route. 
  • When walking, please respect the privacy of landowners, tenants and farmers.

Last Updated on Monday, December 12, 2022

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