Before the walk
Choose a walk suitable for everyone who is going. Think about options if the weather worsens. Don’t be over ambitious! Allow one hour for every 2.5 miles (4km) and add one hour for every 1,500 ft (500m) of ascent, with extra time for stops for rest and food.
Know how to use a map and compass. GPS or mobile phones aren’t enough as they can be lost or run out of power. Check out the weather forecast. Remember that fell top conditions can be far more severe than in the valleys.
Leave clear details of your intended route and estimated time of return. Know basic first aid and how to call for help in an emergency.