• Choose good walking shoes.
Having good walking shoes is imperative when you go on adventurous walks with numerous climbs. It is essential that your shoes have a good profile, because when you go hill walking, the pathways tend to be un-even rather than the smooth paths you would normally experience. Ensure the shoes fit you correctly for hill walking, as you do not want to experience your feet sliding during the descents you make. I have walked in Wolky's Traction and I particularly liked them. This hiking shoe is sturdy without being heavy and provides fantastic support.
• Suffering from blisters under the toes? Try toe socks!
No matter how good my shoes are, after walking more than 10 km (6 miles) I often experience from getting blisters under the toes. To try to eliminate this from happening I tried toe socks. These are specially designed walking socks whereby the toes are separated. The result was amazing - I had no blisters thanks to these socks.
• Invest in a good hiking backpack.
Buy a good hiking backpack in which you can carry your waterproofs, water bottle, etc. This should be a backpack that is easily adjustable and supportive on the hips, so that the shoulders don't have to carry all the weight.