Avoiding blisters

Blisters can be a bane for walkers, making what’s supposed to be a fun day out into an uncomfortable slog. But the good news is that there are now lots of ways to prevent and treat them. Try out these top tips from The Ramblers Association to help maintain happy walking feet.

1) Wear comfortable, good-fitting, worn-in boots or shoes and good walking socks in the right size. Wearing two pairs of socks can help prevent rubbing.

2) Check your feet carefully and regularly for any sign of rubbing or tenderness, and immediately remove anything from socks or boots causing irritation.

3) Remove your boots and socks when you stop for a rest to give your feet a chance to dry off and cool down, which helps prevent blisters.

4) Finally, best carry some blister plasters, plasters or padded dressings in your rucksack – just in case.

The Ramblers Association website contains many more pragmatic tips to prepare for The Nightingale Walk

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