We are keen to recruit more leaders and members. If anyone is unsure about becoming a leader please chat to one of the Coordinators or any leader. The local Walking for Health group - Broxtowe Walk and Talk have a training process for new leaders. This involves starting as a backmarker initially then progressing to leader as and when you feel ready to do so.
Here are some useful aids for all walk leaders and members:
Walk leader safety toolkit found here: Walk leader checklist
This is a handy checklist covering practical advice on leading a walk and safety on walks.
Please note it is advisable to have a backmarker as well as a leader on walks, both leaders and backmarkers must be members.
It is useful to have an "In Case of Emergency" contact card with you on walks found here: Ramblers ICE card
There is a lot of information on the main Ramblers website, look under Volunteer Toolkits. These cover a variety of topics ranging from leading a walk to taking up voluntary positions in Ramblers - checking footpaths, using walk manager, submitting Ramblers Routes.
Do make sure you have signed up to Ramblers newsletters and also Area newsletters.
The Ordnance Survey website has a useful summary of navigation skills and videos covering map symbols, scales and compass skills. This can be found here http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/resources/map-reading/index.html
The Met Office website has helpful videos and pdf transcripts relating to weather conditions when out hillwalking.
This can be found here : http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/guide/weather/mountain-video