Walking Destinations Guide

What to wear on your next adventure

Whether you love the rolling hills of the Great British countryside or prefer to take in the history and culture of city streets, walking is a gentle and easy way to exercise and explore the world around you.

The health benefits of walking are often overlooked in favour of more vigorous exercise, but walking can help you increase your stamina, burn excess calories and reduce the risk of heart disease. In the UK, where the weather is predictably unpredictable all year round, it’s important to dress appropriately for every eventuality.

So, whether you’re a fair-weather walker or a year-round rambler, make sure you’re kitted out with the very best walking gear to keep you comfortable and dry all year round.

A stroll in the park

Whether it’s a familiar route around your local green space or trudging around a nature reserve, Britain’s parks are one of the country’s best features. Many parks have volunteer associations or park keepers who can provide you with further information about planting or its history. If you’re looking to delve a little deeper on your next visit, get in touch with them.

For the perfect walk in the park, choose something lightweight and comfortable, with a waterproof layer just in case the weather turns - we all know a rain cloud is never far away here in Britain!

Exploring the streets on a city break

With many of us deciding to holiday at home this year, UK-based city breaks are the talk of the town. So whether you’re determined to see your hometown with fresh eyes or you’ve booked a stay in a city you’ve always wanted to visit, our latest collection has got you covered. For a jam-packed sightseeing itinerary or living like a local, city breaks are one of our favourite ways to get out and experience the culture of a new place.

A lakeside stroll

Whether you’re there to find your next catch or to watch the sunset, a stroll around your local lake or reservoir is a great way to stretch your legs with friends and family. Birdwatchers will do well to bring along a pair of binoculars, as lakes are often home to unusual birdlife such as herons and kingfishers. The normally flat terrain of a lakeside walk makes it ideal for an outing for all the family. We love making an occasion of it and bringing a picnic!

A hike in the hills

For those with an adventurous spirit, a hike in the hills will lift your mood and get your blood pumping. It’s best to plan for loose terrain, so choose walking boots that provide plenty of ankle support to protect your feet. If you plan on getting up high, remember to pack layers. Even in the summer, the weather can turn and fog, rain and wind can make things unpleasant if you haven’t come prepared.

Walking for fun

Whatever the weather, we know walking is one of the nation’s favourite forms of exercise and a great (but gentle) way to stay active. Once you’re kitted out with the perfect clothing and equipment, all you need to do is let somebody know where you’re going (just in case!) and you’ll be ready and raring to go.

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