Walking Gear Advice

walking gear advice

Our walking gear advice guides have been written to offer advice and guidance when choosing the right walking gear and equipment. You may ask yourself, “what’s the difference between a trekking pole and walking pole?”, or “how do I re-proof a rucksack?”, or “which walking boot insoles do I need to prevent foot ache? Our guides have been designed to try and give you the answers to your questions.

Explore our walking gear advice guides below:

A beginner’s guide to walking in the mountains!

It is always important that you are well prepared when walking in the mountains . Whether you plan on going with a walking group or on your own with your pet dog, being prepared is essential for your enjoyment and… Continue reading →

10 Useful Tips on using a Hiking Staff

A hiking staff is a long stick made from natural resources which is shaped or carved and used for a range of outdoor activities. The most common wood used to make a staff today is Chestnut. Many UK stick-makers, such as… Continue reading →

Hiking Socks – Which one is best for me?

There are hundreds of hiking socks currently on the market. For example, there is our ‘four season’ technical hiking socks, which will equip you well for walking in any of the four seasons of the year…but what else is available? Well, choosing the… Continue reading →

New to walking and want to get fit? Well, make sure you wear the right gear!

Whether you’ve decided to take up walking to get yourself out of the house, perhaps shed a few extra pounds or to simply make the most of the countryside, there’s no doubt that what you wear will help to enhance… Continue reading →

Bunkhouses are coming of age

Regular users of the wonderful, and quite often breath-taking, UK countryside including hikers, bikers, climbers or general outdoors type people, have almost certainly spent a night in a bunkhouse or hostel. Getting your head down and resting weary feet after… Continue reading →

Summer Walking Holiday Gear Guide!

Family walking holiday planned? Get the right walking gear! With Spring almost over and Summer just round the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how to get your family fit and healthy – so, what better than a family… Continue reading →

Trekking in outer mongolia or climbing Everest? Wear the right hiking sock!

Be prepared this Summer – with the right pair of hiking socks, whatever your activity! It is already well documented that wearing the right type of walking boot is vital to prevent blisters and aid a comfortable walk. However, what’s… Continue reading →

Which walking boot insoles?

It goes without saying that when out walking or hiking, our feet do most of the hard work. This is why it’s so important to make sure that our feet are very well looked after and that appropriate footwear, socks… Continue reading →

Top 6 Space-Saving Items for your Travel Pack!

Kit for your Travel Pack There may be exciting times ahead, whether it be a family camping holiday in Skegness, a holiday with friends in the Isle of Man, an all-female walking holiday in Portugal, or perhaps a ‘gap’ year… Continue reading →

Do you suffer with Blisters?

Do you suffer with Blisters? Then try our 1000mile Socks – they guarantee to be Blister Free!

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