If there’s one thing the lockdown has proven, it’s that anyone can go for a walk. Just put one foot in front of the other and off you go! Of course, walking is most fun when you’ve got the sun in your face and a mild breeze pushing you along, but there’s no reason to let cold and rain stop you from heading out for a stroll around the neighbourhood — or a little further afield.
Whether you prefer a short hike in the woods or a challenging trek through the mountains, the right preparation and the right hiking shoes, clothing and accessories will help you get the most out of every route. On top of that, just half an hour of walking a day is enough to give your mind and body a real boost: walking improves your condition, helps you sleep better, lowers your stress levels and lifts your mood! If you feel like giving it a go, this page contains inspiring tips, practical expert advice and a handy checklist for your first hiking adventure.