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25th September 2018

How to Prepare for your First Walking Holiday

preparing for long distance walking

Trying to prepare for your first walking holiday? With help from EasyWays you will be introduced to the real adventure of long distance walking!

Preparing for long distance walking can be challenging and so, follow the advice of the EasyWays experts to make sure your first holiday is a success.

After choosing to walk the West Highland Way, it’s time to start preparing!

How to Prepare for a Walking Holiday

Know How Fit You Need to Be

Before walking long distance, think about your current fitness level and what you need to improve. Every walking route has a different difficulty, the West Highland Way for example has strenuous terrain. At EasyWays, we believe that for any type of long distance walking training is vital. 

Get Motivated

Motivation can take many forms. Here are some of our tips;

  • Create a playlist – it will improve your mood immediately! 
  • Make a training plan with realistic goals 
  • Get together with the group you will be walking the West Highland Way with, regularly. You will motivate each other! 
  • Invest in a gadget that measures your steps/distance covered to see your results. 

views west highland way
Be sure to prepare for these stunning views on the West Highland Way! 

Start Training 

In busy day to day life we know it can be difficult to find the time to fit in training. Make these small changes if you are struggling!

  • Get up earlier for a 15/20 minute walk
  • Get off the bus/train a stop earlier and walk the rest of the way
  • Take a walk during your lunch break
  • Encourage your family and friends to go for walks at the weekends
  • Make an effort to discover new routes in your local area

Be Ready to Walk

The final step in preparing for long distance walking is to be ready! The West Highland Way is one of the most picturesque routes in Scotland and a privilege to walk. And so, make sure your walking group are ready for the challenge!

At EasyWays we like to make sure that our walkers are kept informed of company and walking news. Take a look at our last post about the St. Cuthbert’s Way.

Prepare for the West Highland Way with help from EasyWays.