Walking trousers are not all pants

Walking trousers are not all pants

The development of technical fabrics and design innovation has had surprising impact on humble walking trouser choice. When I first started rambling there were practically no specific walking pants. In summer there were shorts of course, but cold and wet weather was...
My favourite bit of kit this year

My favourite bit of kit this year

I do believe in drinking lots of water while walking, whatever the time of year. But I’ve always found water bottles a bit inconvenient. I either have to take off my rucksack, or even if I use side pockets, I’m often struggling to extract the bottle and...
Why leather walking boots are back on the trails

Why leather walking boots are back on the trails

Out on the hills, trails and mountains, leather boots seem to be once more the order of the day. When I first started rambling, back in the stone age, there was no alternative but to choose leather boots. Those originals were fine, but rarely waterproof. If, like me,...