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How to Plan Your Walking Route

You do not really have to always follow the route that has been discovered by others, it can be a rewarding experience to plan your own route and to discover and overcome any challenge that may come your way. Finding a new walking route is not as difficult as many say. In fact, it is quite easy. To make the search for a walking route easier, you can ask your friends or better still you can plan it on your own

In this article, we are going to be looking at how you can plan your walking route.

  1. Your map

map 2734535 640The most important tool you are going to need to plan a walking route is a good map. If your route is going to include some urban regions, you are going to need a more detailed map so that you can see all the important details you need. One thing you should avoid is using large scale maps that are used for driving. A great tool that will be able to show you all the detail you need is a Google map.

  1. The length

You may already have a starting point in mind for your walk. Your home is a good starting point. But you can also consider starting from a free car park. Your endpoint should be somewhere you can easily get access to a cab or a train. It is also a good idea to end your walk in café or a place you can relax for a while before going home.

Picking an area that has a lot of footpaths will give you the opportunity to plan an interesting route. To make you walk more enjoyable, you should set aside time for refreshment breaks. One thing you definitely should not forget when going for a walk is your camera. You never know what you might see, so it is wise to carry a camera with you.

  1. Checking for danger

lightning 1056419 640Safety should be your number one priority when going out for a walk. If you are able, check the weather. If it is going to be windy or rainy, you should do well to wear waterproof gears and avoid areas that are prone to flooding.

Another thing you need to be on the look out is for roads and train lines.

Final note

Do well to tell others about your plan and the area or region you will be going for your walk so that they can provide assistance in case something goes wrong.