There are a few things Sunday afternoon walks should always include: panoramic views, good company, easy ascents and, of course, a muddy boot pub or tea house along the way to rest the feet and wet the whistle. Here, we asked our experienced staff at Snow+Rock where they like to ramble on the weekend.
A quality pair of technical socks are the foundation of any keen walker’s itinerary. Whether you’re prepping for long-distance backpacking, a short afternoon hike or a run on the trails, the correct socks will keep you comfortable by reducing shock, adding support, removing sweat and heat and minimising blisters. Cotton socks, however, soak up moisture and can soon cause discomfort and irritation, especially on longer routes. Here’s why you need to invest in some functional footwear.
The usual summer holiday not your thing? After more than the same day hikes as everyone else? Time to lace up your boots and get out onto one of the many long-distance trails taking you to the most untouched, remote corners of the UK on our pick of the most epic National Trails and long-distance hikes.
The correct footwear should make every trip into the great outdoors the adventure of a lifetime, not a painful slog through the wilds. When properly fitted, walking boots should move moisture away from the skin to reduce the risk of blisters while allowing heat to escape and cool air to enter keeping you feeling comfortable. They also protect and support the feet and ankles so you can confidently move over a range of rugged landscapes. Here’s our 4-step guide to how you can find and fit the perfect pair.