Cumbria has to be one of the finest counties in England for walking. Everyone has their own favourite county, of course, but ours like most country walking enthusiasts would put Cumbria high up on their list because of The Lake District National Park. If you are looking for information about this glorious gem of the English countryside a good place to start would be with the links below:
Every year in the Lakes people set off unprepared and needlessly get themselves into difficulties. Below is a checklist complied by the Lake District National Park Authority as a basic starting point of things you ought to consider before setting off to enjoy the fells.
- Comfortable clothing/layers
- Waterproof/windproof outer jacket
- Boots with good sole pattern – trainers aren’t suitable as they can slip and don’t support your ankle
- Hat and gloves
- Spare warm clothing
When you’re resting, you may need more layers than when you’re on the move. Several thin layers give good insulation and can be adjusted for different terrain and weather conditions.