Well, read this guide - and buy the right boots - and you’ll find it’s as easy as a walk in the park…
“If out on the hills without a fleece, don’t worry: there are always a few spare sheep wandering around.”
“Never ask another hiker for directions. Not only does it confirm that you’re utterly clueless, but for all you know, he or she may also be temporarily misplaced.”
“A hiker always has four-season walking boots, crampons, a survival bag and a two-week supply of dried food – and that’s just when going to collect the morning newspaper.”
Simon Whaley has been wandering aimlessly for years and is still trying to locate magnetic north. He has trodden many footpaths, bridleways and cowpats in the course of exploring the British countryside and has discovered that holding the map the right way up sometimes helps.
Readers of Country Walking and Country & Border Life magazines have followed in his footsteps for several years, showing a refreshing conﬁdence in his professed ability to ﬁnd some of the best hikers’ pubs in the country.
For his forthcoming midlife crisis, Simon is planning to walk the South West Coast Path. Having spent his early career in banking, and latterly in local government, he has realised that the best way out of any tricky situation is to get up and start walking.
Discover why a true hiker is never lost, only ‘temporarily misplaced’. And never attempt to bluff your way out of a situation in which you are temporarily misplaced in fog – especially if you can’t use a compass.