Want To Know How To Start Hiking? – Here’s The Info You Need!
Hiking is such a perfect activity. You have the chance to exercise, breath fresh air, be close to nature and clear your mind of all your daily worries. And the best thing is, it doesn’t even need to cost any money – all you need to do is walk!
Have you been thinking about taking up hiking and you’re wondering where to begin? Then this article is for you! In my beginners’ guide on how to start hiking, I will give you advice on what equipment you need, how to plan your first hike – and what to do next when you want more!
Getting Started – What Equipment Do You Need?
Hiking is a very accessible activity and one that doesn’t require you to spend vast sums of money on expensive equipment. If you want to try it out, there is very little you need to buy. Here is a list of equipment you might want when starting out:
Planning Your First Hike
When planning your first hike, it is important to get it right since a bad first experience might put you off forever. There are a number of things to consider that will help ensure your first trip is a successful one.
Taking It Further
You planned your first hike and it was a big success, you loved the feeling of being outdoors in the fresh air, close to nature and away from the noise and bustle of the big city – and now you want to take it further. Here are some of the next steps:
Of course, I love hiking – and if you’re thinking about giving it a go, I can’t encourage you enough to try. It’s the perfect activity for families, groups of friends, couples or even solo hikers and like me, once you know how to start hiking, you just won’t be able to stop!
When did you take up hiking? What are your favorite experiences? Where are the best places to go? Do you have any other tips for beginners? I’d love to hear all your comments – and if you liked my article – or you know someone who wants to try hiking – don’t forget to share!