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    Walking is one of the safest and healthiest hobbies

    Chances of accident are very remote

    You should always be prepared

    Always carry a small first aid kit

    Most common accident during walking is a fall (this may result in a sprained ankle or a broken bone)

    Most common minor mishaps are blisters, cramp, cuts, bruises or bites

    Top Tips

    Keep calm

    Find a sheltered spot and keep the casualty warm

    Treat any injury as best you can

    Calculate your exact position on the map

    If possible, leave somebody to care for the casualty whilst others descend with a map to get help

    On reaching a telephone, dial 999 and ask for the police

    Report the map grid reference where you left the casualty and details of the casualty's condition

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