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.
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.