General recommendations for a walk to be published

Please read some existing walk sheets to help you understand these recommendations.

The guidance below is a summary of our recommendations. Please don’t hesitate to seek advice from a moderator or the forum.

  • Ensure you are the author of the information you enter or have the author’s explicit permission to publish on the Hikideas website.
  • If you are writing the description of the walk, you must have been on this walk yourself.
  • Plot out the route on the map as accurately as possible or use a GPS track.
  • Choose an original title related to the walk
  • Your introduction should consist of a few sentences that will make the reader want to go on the walk.
  • The description should indicate the directions to follow, changes in direction, and any landmarks.
  • For better clarity and consistency, put the numbers of the waypoints at the start of each paragraph.
  • Choose a clear and readable style, and use it throughout the description.
  • Add any practical details in the Useful Information section (equipment, water, restrictions, etc.)
  • Explain what there is to see in the surrounding area in the final section: “During the walk or to do/see around.”

To improve your walk further, we also recommend you read our detailed recommendations for publishing a walk.

Return to Publishing a walk.

Article under Creative Commons licence - Updated on 18/12/17
Created and updated by visorando