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Quick Walking Tips

Practical advice on how to make the most of your next walk, wherever that is.

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Slow and Steady

Walk at a steady and manageable pace, particularly if you’re going for a longer a walk. It’s almost always more tiring than you think it’s going to be.

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Dress for the occasion

Try to wear thick, comfortable socks and good lightweight shoes with good support. Check the weather forecast and try to wear clothes to match. In the summer, remember your sunscreen and a hat.

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Put your back into it

Whether you’re walking to your local high street to pick up some shopping or going for a long hike in the country, try using a backpack to transport what you need – that way the weight is more evenly distributed and it’ll be easier to carry.

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Keep Hydrated

Drinking water before and after you have a walk is really important. And if it’s a longer walk, or it’s hot outside, try to take some water with you.

More Help and Advice

National walking charity Living Streets have a useful website with more information on the benefits of walking and campaigns to encourage more people to travel to work and school on foot.