Hiking boots play a really important role in your hiking experience and they can more than make the difference between a difficult, but manageable walk and one which results in lots of blisters and you feeling like you’ll never be able to take another step again. There are lots of different things that you should consider when it comes to picking out the right hiking boots for you, from fit and build quality to style and support.
Whether you’re an orienteering expert who could be dropped onto a mountain with just a map and a compass or you’re more comfortable at home and you think the words OS Map have something vaguely to do with computers, we can all agree on one thing – everybody loves a nice bit of camping. To get you nice and prepared when you’re setting off for a nice relaxing weekend at a campsite or planning to do some wilderness camping as part of a hike, I’ve put together a few handy tips and tricks that might just come in useful.
A little while ago, I lightened up your lives with the best darn partial list of tips and tricks for camping on the whole wide web. Such is the sheer scope and depth of my magnificence and sympathy with the common people (aka you) I’ve returned once again to grace your screens with yet another list of camping tips.
So, you’ve decided to have a bash at walking the West Highland Way, one of Scotland’s most popular walks and the only recognised Long Distance Route in the country (topping out at 96 miles). The West Highland Way is a stunningly beautiful walk and it shows off some of the very best scenery that Scotland is famous for, but how should you get yourself nice and prepared for this undertaking?
Walking and hiking in the summer can be a hot and sweaty business, but it is also one of the best times of the year to see some really beautiful views, and in the UK it can be one of the rare times where you don’t end up cold and wet when hiking. To stop you from getting too hot and bothered and to help you really enjoy your time out in the sun, I’ve put together this handy list of tips to help you out.
The UK is one of the best countries in the world for hiking, with lots of nature paths and heritage routes to have a go at. That means that there are lots of fantastic hill and mountain walks too, with great views to be found all over the country. So, if you’re in the market for a new hill walk then why not have a go of one of these.