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10 Tips For A Walking Holiday

10 Tips For A Walking Holiday

A good way of exploring is on foot because you can experience so much more compared to using a car. If you want to explore on foot, then you need to prepare in advance because it is going to help you get the most from the holiday. Below are tips to help you prepare for a self-guided walking holiday.

1. Get Fit


Improving your fitness levels and building up core and leg strength is important and you can do this through cardio exercises (swimming and cycling) and walking. Look at your current fitness levels then train accordingly. You should practice using equipment like a backpack and poles and also hike over varied terrain.

2. Eating Healthy


Eating healthy is important if you want to get in shape for your walking holiday. if you need to improve or change your diet, then it is important to do it in advance of the trip so you can give the body more time to adjust. Eat smaller amounts regularly so that the body digests the food when walking.

3. Investing In Quality Equipment


You might be tempted to choose the less expensive equipment, but it might destroy your walking holiday. if you have decided to go on a more challenging walking holiday, you should make sure you have suitable, quality footwear and also clothing.

4. Testing Your Equipment


The last thing you want is to wear your walking boots for the first time and then get blisters. Make sure you wear the shoes before going on the trip. Practice walking in the clothing you are going to take on the trip. Make sure you are comfortable wearing the clothes and shoes for long periods. Make sure you brush up on your compass skills too.

5. Checking the Weather


Make sure you check the weather of where you are going beforehand. Knowing this will help in planning the day so you can walk at the best times and pack the right clothing. If the forecast says the temperature is going to be high, try walking early evening or early in the morning when it is cooler.

6.Preparing For The Weather


Weather is one of those things that can be unpredictable, which makes it important to be prepared. Before your walking holiday, try walking in extreme conditions and building up your resistance to different climates. You will also get the chance of testing your clothing and making sure that it is actually waterproof.

7. Research The Area


You are going to be provided important information about where you are going to travel to, but it is still a good idea to research more about the country or area beforehand. You can learn more about the local wildlife, topography, and culture which is going to let you have a more authentic experience.

The Lake District provides a great environment to go for walks during the summer as the weather never gets to warm. The landscape is also stunning. The Lake District can provide a fantastic point for people looking for an adventure but also plenty of great hotels, restaurants and hospitality within easy reach. Ensure that you choose a place to stay that is in the heart of the best walking routes, these Lake District hotel deals dinner, bed & breakfast options could be just the ticket.

8. Reviewing Your Route


Before traveling, ensure you have read through the comprehensive itineraries. They come from people who have researched the best routes to get the maximum experience from the trip. You are going to walk at a relaxed pace on your own. You can choose to enjoy coffee at a quaint local village, and stop for lunch a little longer. Reviewing in advance will let you know of such things.

9. Planning For Emergencies


Not to sound like a voice of doom, but it is important to be ready for emergencies when going on self-guided walking holidays. Make sure you have the contract details of local representatives or agents because you will need them when you want help. Make sure you have comprehensive travel insurance before traveling.

10. Remembering Your Mobile Phone


Before setting off on your journey, make sure you have fully charged your mobile phone. You also need to have data roaming if you travel to another country – know the costs of using your phone while abroad.



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