Yes, students are allowed to go off on their own.
The sense of freedom given to them is very rewarding.
We have a variety of routes which we can use; all have appropriate maps and photos in some form, alongside a range of safety briefs and checks.
This is often used as an evening activity in the summer or as part of an activity day.
This activity is offered to appropriate groups who are able to act more independently and all un-accompanied walks are still supervised by staff.