During the walk:

  1. The leader should ensure all the party is in sight and if necessary, slow down to allow them to catch up.
  2. The back marker should always be at the back and tell the leader if someone has difficulty keeping up.  Do not set off again as soon as the back marker arrives. Let all the party have a short break.
  3. Have rest stops at suitable intervals, especially after hill climbs.
  4. The leader should check the headcount at suitable intervals (e.g. lunch stop) and at the end of the walk.