Without a shadow of doubt, the past year has been tough on us all, for many reasons. But one of the things many of us have missed most is adventures in the outdoors. The fresh air, wide open spaces, greenery, nature, wildlife and all that comes with it.
Now the end of restrictions is in sight, it’s time to get planning and make the most of the wonderful outdoors again. Staycations are set to be the choice du jour this year, and with the likes of the Lake District, Scotland’s Cairngorms, North Wales and the South West Coast Path, we’re lucky enough in the UK to have a wealth of incredible locations to explore all within easy reach.
But seeing as it’s been months and months since anyone has been able to travel around the UK and explore new trekking routes, or return to their favourites, it’s important to remember how to look after the countryside as we enjoy it, as well as how to prepare ourselves and what to take.
The High Coast Hydratic Jacket easily packs down and can be thrown on at the first sign of a summer shower
To help you be as prepared as you can be, we’ve got the lowdown from Ross Bowyer, an ambassador of Swedish outdoors brand, Fjällräven, and a professional bushcraft instructor, so he certainly knows a thing or two about Britain’s best locations for trekking, how to look after yourself if you got into trouble, and the all-important kit you need to best enjoy your trip, too…