Team Leaders' Guidelines

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Each team should be between two and seven members. All teams must have a designated Team Leader who will provide a first point of contact for team members, who all must abide by our screening procedures.

To manage the environmental impact, there should be no more than five teams on each path section. Each team member is being asked to raise a minimum of £50 to support WaterAid.

Team Leaders are responsible for ensuring all team members are familiar with the:


Each team is trusted to report the successful attainment (or otherwise) of their section of the coast path during the event. It would be appreciated if the walk could be recorded with colour photographs or transparencies. A shot of the party at the beginning and at the end of the section, perhaps by one of the national trail marker posts, using a camera with a date-back system would provide additional authenticity of the team's achievement. One member of the team could be tasked to keep a diary and log all the relevant timings and distances against the pre planned route.

In order to authenticate the event, we must ensure that we have a written record of all the sections of the coast path we have walked. A copy of the route will be carried by the team on the path and the time of start and safe arrival at the end of the section will be recorded on the route card and signed, on completion, by the Team Leader. If bad weather makes this impracticable the route card will be completed when it is safe to do so.

The Path Co-ordinator will collect all completed route cards. They will then be reviewed by the Audit Controller and three independent scrutineers to ensure the coast path has been walked in its entirety on the day.

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