We're celebrating National Walking Month
We’re hoping to encourage more people to get out walking across the country as part of National Walking Month this May (2019).
We’re offering free advice on footwear, rucksacks and other walking essentials, as well as tips for some of the best walks around.
As part of National Walking Month, we’re providing complimentary expert advice on all the items a beginner or a more experienced walker or hiker might need and how to get started. We’re also offering our free in-store rucksack fitting service and walking boot-fitting service too.
It’s really important to have the right equipment for your walk or hike and to be comfortable, secure, warm and dry, whatever the weather. It’s so essential to encourage people to get outdoors, as it’s so good for everyone’s health and well-being on many levels.
According to the British Heart Foundation, more than one in seven men and one in 10 women die from coronary heart disease in the UK, however those who are more physically active are at a lower risk, which is why we actively want to encourage more people to give walking and hiking a try, and to come in for free advice from us on everything from equipment to clothing and maps and walking routes.
Walking can also help keep the heart strong by increasing its rate. It can improve a person’s mood and general well-being just being out of the house enjoying some fresh air and being in green open spaces, in touch with nature.
We’ll also be taking part in the official National Walking Month hashtag #WalkThisMay on social media and encouraging people to get active throughout the month with our handy hints, tips and free advice.