Planned to take your trusty walking boots on a holiday this year? No worries. If there’s one thing the UK offers in abundance, it’s on-foot adventures. There are over 2,500 miles of National Trails in England and Wales alone, and a further 1,900 in Scotland, so there’s no shortage of opportunities to (literally) fill your boots – and the only way to properly experience the majesty of our long-distance walking trails is backpacking.
Backpacking is all about carrying everything you need - including your tent, your food and everything you’ll be wearing – on (you guessed it) your back, so the real challenge is dropping weight from your gear wherever you can and taking only what you need. If you really want to go high-stakes, why not ditch the tent completely and give our alternative to camping a try?