Good footwear is vital for hiking, so it is important to choose the correct shoes or boots for trail walking or fell running. Specialist manufacturers like North Face supply practical, outdoor footwear and clothing in waterproof, breathable fabrics. Walking sticks or poles can also help progress on uneven paths.
As well as clothing, equipment has to be considered. Hydration is important, so hikers should carry water bottles or a Camelbak reservoir system. A multitool, first aid kit and whistle are useful for safety out on the trail, and a flashlight or headtorch is a must after dark.
It is good practice to bring a detailed map along, even on familiar routes. A GPS navigator or a quality baseplate compass by Silva will help you get your bearings. Experienced hikers know that carrying equipment is made much easier and safer with a well-designed backpack or rucksack from a top brand like Berghaus.