Introduction to Hiking

Hiking is less of a sport and more of a pursuit. Anyone wishing to tackle more difficult routes, high altitudes and extremes of weather will need to undergo rigorous training, but the core value of hiking is really the way in which you interact with your environment, whatever your level.

‘Hiking’ is different to ‘walking’, although the two terms often overlap and hiking routes can be referred to as ‘walks’. The simplest way of separating the two terms is to say that hiking is more demanding and generally involves a longer route, which will take you over varied terrains. Walks can be long but usually involve less variation and are more about enjoying the surroundings rather than tackling big challenges like climbing steep hills or crossing rivers.