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Getting ready for the NWTRPA Walking Challenge 

The NWTRPA Waling Challenge is a fun and enjoyable way to get some exercise and enjoy the beauty of the winter season. However, it is important to be properly prepared to stay safe and comfortable. 

Here are a few tips on how to get ready for the many winter walks:

Dress appropriately: It is important to dress in layers to stay warm in cold weather. You can wear a base layer of moisture-absorbing material to help keep your skin dry, followed by a midlayer for insulation, and a top layer that is wind and water-resistant. Don’t forget to wear appropriate head, hands, and feet-wear, as these areas are particularly prone to getting cold.

Wear the right shoes: Make sure to wear shoes or boots that have good traction to help prevent slips and falls on icy or snowy surfaces. Consider investing in a pair of shoes or boots with special winter soles or studs for added grip.

Bring essential items: It is a good idea to carry a few essential items with you on your walks. This can include a phone or other means of communication, a small first aid kit, and some water and snacks in case you get hungry. You can even keep a snack inside your coat, so it doesn’t freeze!

Stay safe: Be aware of your surroundings and the potential hazards that may be present. Watch out for ice on sidewalks and roads and be mindful of traffic. If you are walking in a rural or wilderness area, be aware of any wild animals that may be present and give them all the space they need! 

By following these simple tips, you can stay safe and comfortable while enjoying the beauty that surrounds you. You can find a load of other tips and information in the Nordic Walking Booklet.

One last thing to get ready for the NWTRPA Walking Challenge, don’t forget to register! 

Click here to sign up!