Emergencies and being lost


Don’t panic!
First things first, make sure that you are and any one else are safe and in no immediate danger. If there is a casualty and there is no help available, administer first aid. Shout for help if you need to. As soon as you or someone else is able, contact Hike control on 01565 337 878. If the situation is life threatening, call 999 and then Hike Control.

If possible make sure you have the following information to hand (if it helps write it down first):

  • Your name
  • Your location (use the OS Locate or What3Words App for a coordinate) as well as a description
  • The nature of the incident
  • Who is with you

If you are speaking to the emergency services let them know you are taking part in Cheshire Hike.

What do I do if we’re lost?

Don’t panic!
Take a deep breath, look around you. Think about what you can see and what you have passed to get there. How long has it been since the last check point? If you need assistance, contact Hike control on 01565 337 878. If you need to, there is no shame in using the tools at hand including your phone to relocate yourself.

Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls