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The Walk-Over Survey

Whether you are planning a new route or have a repeat site to do, it is essential that you carry out a walk-over survey in daylight prior to the first time you do the survey for real.

The walk will enable you to familiarise yourself with access points, paths and also potential risks. There are hazards to consider that cannot be identified from the map, such as overgrown paths or low branches, and a risk assessment is obviously best done in daylight. If you are surveying a new site it will also help you to decide where the route should go.

If you are not sure from the map whether the land is public or privately owned it may become clear when you do your walkover survey.





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