One hiking chief has spoken out about the importance of owning a good pair of walking boots
Maria Castellina, spokeswoman at the Ramblers, explains those who love to go hiking should first consider their footwear options.
While it may be possible to use a pair of trainers when tackling a city route or sticking to firm paths, experienced exercisers are sure to come across areas where walking boots
are a must.
"The most important item of clothing for a walker is always what you put on your feet. If you walk regularly it is worth investing in a good pair of walking boots
," states Ms Castellina.
She goes on to note clothing and equipment should be tailored to suit the environment in which a person goes hiking.
The benefits of walking were revealed in recent research carried out by the Radiological Society of North America, which found the activity slows cognitive decline in adults.