Planning The Perfect UK Hiking Holiday With Your Family

Everything that is going on right now, a lot of families have had to cancel their overseas holidays.
But that doesn’t mean that you can’t go on a great family adventure because there are plenty of
brilliant places to go right here in the UK. We don’t always appreciate how beautiful certain parts
of the country are, but there are so many great national parks and incredible landscapes to visit,
so why not consider a walking holiday with your family this summer? It’s a great way to get in touch
with nature and do something active while exploring amazing parts of the country that you haven’t
seen before. If you have never been on a walking holiday before, here are a few important tips to
help you plan. 

Avoid Hotels 

When you are looking for somewhere to stay, it’s best to avoid hotels and look for some private
accommodation instead. At the end of a long day, it’s nice to have some space where you can
cook a nice meal and relax together, and you don’t really get that in a hotel room. You can easily
find a nice cottage out in the countryside that gives you a lot more space. You will need to do a bit
more planning because you need food etc. but it’s worth it for the added comfort of having your own
private accommodation in an idyllic setting. 

Get The Right Equipment 

Before you go, you will need to invest in the right equipment for your hikes. Good shoes are essential
because you will end up with a lot of complaints if the kids are wearing flimsy trainers on a hike.
A good quality pair of hiking shoes gives you the right support and plenty of grip, so you are safe
while hiking. You will also need some good quality raincoats because, even in the middle of summer,
you can never rely on the British weather. Even though hiking gear can be a little expensive, if you
buy quality, it will last you for years to come. 

Start With Easy Trails 

If you have never been hiking before, you don’t want to jump in at the deep end and go for the hardest
trails. The kids will struggle on the tougher routes and the experience won’t be fun for any of you.
But there are plenty of easier trails that still give you the chance to see some beautiful natural
landscapes. When you are choosing the trails, look for ones that have lots of great sights, like
waterfalls or caves to explore so it is interesting for the kids. 

Pack Plenty Of Snacks 

Hiking can be difficult and you are all likely to get hungry along the way. If the kids start getting
hungry, they will not enjoy the experience, so make sure to pack plenty of snacks. You need to
bring healthy snacks that will fill you up and give you plenty of energy, so avoid chocolate and crisps. 

Your first hiking trip with the family will be a huge success as long as you follow these tips and plan
ahead. 

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