Leighton Hall in Carnforth has been assessed by Lancashire LEA's risk assessment team. It has been assessed as a 'Category A' site and is included on the county's database of approved sites for visits. This means, if you are a Lancashire LEA school, that you must do your own school risk assessment and do not have to apply for permission from the LEA to visit the site. All schools will find the relevant parts of the House's own risk assessment on the website useful in helping you with your own risk assessment. However, if at all possible, you are strongly advised to make a preliminary visit if you have not been to the property before.
About half the route around the walk is on path covered with woodchips. This is to make it easier for the less physically able to have access to the area. However the second, slightly steeper, part of the woods is not so covered, although the path is still fairly easy to walk on for most people. Sensible outdoor shoes, or trainers, are advised for all of the outdoor activities.