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A Solo Walking Guide
A Solo Walking Guide
How many people get far more out of walking and hiking by doing it alone as opposed to being part of a larger group. The importance of understanding the additional…...
Avoiding Leg Cramps When Walking
Avoiding Leg Cramps When Walking
Leg cramps when hiking are both painful and debilitating, but you can take steps to avoid them....
Fell Running: Is it for You?
Fell Running: Is it for You?
Fell running is a demanding sport that combines hiking in the wild with cross-country running - and it's definitely not for everyone!...
General Health And Safety When Walking
General Health And Safety When Walking
A basic guide to health and safety when out walking. How preparation and fitness levels needed will vary depending on the nature of your walk and basic items which you…...
Hiking for Older People
Hiking for Older People
What are the important factors for older people to consider when going hiking?...
How To Avoid Blisters When Hiking
How To Avoid Blisters When Hiking
It’s important to choose a pair of hiking boots or shoes along with several pairs of thick socks you can change on your hike that will be the most successful method of…...
How to Prepare for the Hiking Season
How to Prepare for the Hiking Season
To make the most of hiking season, get yourself back in shape before it begins. Here are some great tips to help youl....
How to Prevent Walking Injuries
How to Prevent Walking Injuries
Those who walk or hike are far less likely to suffer injuries than others who take part in more vigorous exercise or play contact sports. However injuries do occur and…...
How To Take Care Of Your Feet When Hiking
How To Take Care Of Your Feet When Hiking
How it’s important to look after your feet as they’re arguably the most important physical attribute when out hiking. Things you can do to keep your feet in good shape....
Nutrition for Walking
Nutrition for Walking
How it’s important to know how to refuel when you’re out walking. The types of food which will provide you with the most energy and the importance of taking plenty of…...
The Best Hiking Snacks
The Best Hiking Snacks
Taking the right snacks with you when you're out hiking can keep you going for longer before tiredness sets in....
Walking for Fitness: A Plan
Walking for Fitness: A Plan
If you're intending to make walking a part of an exercise programme, you need a plan, and these tips will guide you....
Walking for Health
Walking for Health
How you need to get out of breath if you intend using a walking regime as a method of becoming fit. How it’s important to know your own individual ‘starting point’ and…...
Walking for Physical Rehabilitation
Walking for Physical Rehabilitation
Walking can play a vital role in physical therapy and rehabilitation, helping to build muscle tone and stamina....
Walking Injuries
Walking Injuries
The more typical injuries experienced by walkers and hikers. Why they are prone to suffer these kinds of injuries and how to treat them....
Walking on Roads
Walking on Roads
How walking or hiking on roads can be far more dangerous than walking in the countryside. Things to be aware of and some useful advice as well as pointing out some of…...
What is SwimHiking?
What is SwimHiking?
What is swimhiking? How it came about and why it is a very appealing activity to outdoors enthusiasts who might like to combine hiking with swimming....
What to do in an Emergency
What to do in an Emergency
The importance of staying calm when out walking in an accident or emergency situation. Knowing what you should and shouldn’t do and getting your priorities right....
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