Day Hiking Advice or inspiration

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a_c_skinner Veteran Member • Posts: 8,809
Re: Day Hiking Advice or inspiration

The camera and the zoom. Nothing else photogrpahically.

Assuming the UK:

Learn to use a map to plan and navigate - join a local walking group if needs be. This is fantastically liberating.

Learn the technicalities of photography if you've not. On line isn't the right way to do this, get a decent book or two.

Buy a rucksack of about 30l. Keep stuff in it in a waterproof sac. Leave the camera in the bag until you need it.

Get a decent waterproof jacket and boots - essential for comfort.

You don't need survival stuff for lowland Britain, though some food and drink might be a good idea.

There are lots of easy to follow trails. Take a bus to one end and walk to your transport.

Look at South Downs Way, Thames Path, Ridgeway in the south of England. Monsal Trail, Manifold trail, High Peak and Tissington Trails in the Midlands, lots of walks along canals - Huddersfield Narrow, Rochdale and Leeds and Liverpool take you across the Pennines. You cannot get lost on coastal paths. The Dorset coast from Swanage westwards is good. But you really need a map and the ability to use it. You are hog tied without that skill. Don't rely on a phone or gadget for navigation.

But basically just get out and take photos.

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