Want to participate in hiking but don’t know where to begin? Hiking is a fantastic form of exercise that combines adventure with fitness and allows you to see some amazing sights.
We have some tips to get you started:
- Invest in sturdy hiking boots
A hike will be extremely difficult if you don’t have the correct footwear. Speak to a hiking specialist to ensure you have well-fitting and suitable shoes. This will make a massive difference and is essential before embarking on a hike.
- Bring a printed map
We have all become reliant on technology for directions but when it comes to hiking, printed maps are best. Mobile reception can drop out so you will need a backup to know exactly where you are going.
- Bring extra food and water
Ensure you pack plenty of food and water to sustain yourself for long periods of time. It is always better to be over prepared than under prepared.
- Start small
Ease yourself into hiking by starting on shorter, less vigorous paths and slowly build up your stamina to go on longer adventures. This will enable you to hike further on steeper paths as your confidence and experience grows.
Remember to always let someone know where you are going. Be prepared and enjoy your hike!