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Terrain Zero Definition

  1. Terrain Zero describes terrain which meets one of the following criteria:
    1. Meets all the following criteria:
      • is below 500 metres above sea level; and
      • is within 30 minutes travelling time from a road which can take an ordinary road-going ambulance or a building which is occupied (such as a farm) or another means of summoning help (such as a telephone box); and
      • has no steep slopes or rocky terrain, where a slip may result in a fall (routes or areas where the average person would need to regularly use their hands at least for balance if not for actual progress. This does not stop people from using their hands as an aid to confidence.)
      • or
    2. is a road, or path adjacent to a road, on which you would expect to see traffic. 

  2. Activities undertaken in Terrain Zero must follow the guidance in FS120426 Terrain Zero Activities.

Further information and support in defining Terrain Zero can be found in FS120426 Terrain Zero Activities