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CWLs will be insured by Outdoor Recreation NI annually and will have Public Liability cover.


Summary of Benefits:

Public Liability insurance protects CWLs for claims brought against them for property damage and/or bodily injury as a result of any negligence on the part of the affiliated Club and/or its registered walkers.


The cover applies to all sanctioned activities of walking including:

• Leading walks anywhere in the UK and Ireland. All walks must be on designated paths within the guidelines of the scheme

• Giving advice on walking


CWLs must adhere to the ‘Code of Practice’ as part of the scheme. To be covered by the insurance policy, CWLs as a minimum must:


Walk in recommended walking areas in the scheme:

• Towpaths

• Parks, nature reserves

• Country lanes

• Open green spaces in urban areas

• Urban walking routes on footpaths

• Coastal paths and beaches (non-tidal)

• Sections of the Waymarked Ways that adhere to the guidelines outlined above


All Community Walk Leaders must:

• Have their details registered with Outdoor Recreation NI

• Complete a Walk Log for each walk and a Walker’s Registration Form for each walker