Credit: Quechua Kids Hiking Gear
So you’ve wanted to try hiking for a while, but your partner’s not so keen. So what are your options? Many people like to go hiking alone as they feel a real sense of freedom and adventure that’s hard to find anywhere else. But if you’re just starting out, going it alone can seem daunting. Start with nice short trips to popular rambling spots, and you’re sure to meet some new friends along the way. Just make sure someone always knows where you’re going and how long you plan to be gone in case you run into difficulties.
If you do have friends who hike, ask them to take you on a hike. They can share their expertise and maybe even lend you some kit so you can try before you buy. They’ll also be your safety blanket, there to help in case you struggle along the way.
If you don’t know any hikers, there are other options:
And if you like the idea of going hiking with your family, there are plenty of places to explore with the kids. You can share this amazing experience with children of almost any age, from babies in carriers to teenagers. There are also lots of dog-friendly trails too, so even your four-legged friend can get in on the action.