Whether you want to explore the woods on foot, enjoy the natural delights of gorges with family and friends or want to photograph the deer in the wild, walking in the Yorkshire Dales is a wonderful way to promote your health and have pleasure at the same time.
The park has some of the best walking routes to explore its numerous valleys, waterfalls, caves and breathtaking geological features. But the pleasure and solitude one cherishes to get out of these walks can be more enjoyed with the right guides or maps, going in the right season and more importantly, with the right walking gear and accessories.
We’ve taken a look at some of the best accessories that will make these walks in the woods more safe and pleasurable.
Liquid Soaps & Leather Sprays
We all pack most of the essential camping gear such as outdoor shoes, jackets and body warmers but often forget to carry on some extra accessories such as bio-degradable liquid soaps and spray-ons that protect them.
These soaps and sprays ensure that the trip is not ruined in the middle due a bad pair of shoes or because of wet clothing.
The accessories come in handy when it comes to removing the dirt and enhancing the water-repelling feature of any fabric and equipment including your shoes, tent and other waterproof gear.
Tent Footprints &Breeze Blockers
Camping,trekking or any other outdoor activity cannot be imagined without the use of tents and mattresses. While most of the campers never miss out on these camping essentials, they do miss out on some accessories that add more life to the outdoor activities.
Tent footprints and breeze blockers are wonderful accessories that do not need any extra packing space and do wonders when it comes to saving both you and your camping equipment.
While preventing the tent from the wear and tear against the ground, tent footprints also protect you from thorns and other damaging objects. Breeze blocker is also another camping essential that protects you from the chilly winter breeze while giving you some extra place for privacy.
Apart from providing stability on the rough terrains, trekking poles or walking poles also have a lot of health benefits.
In fact, Nordic walking is considered as a full-body exercise that is suitable for everyone despite of their age and health condition. While aiding you in taking the weight off your knees and lower joints, these walking poles also come in handy when it comes to probing the depth of water or mud to ease crossing the streams.
Other essential accessories
Whether it is the Embsay Reservoir or the Surrender Bridge, almost all the walks in the area require some or most of the essential camping gear including gloves, weatherproof jackets and body warmers.
In addition, water carriers are a must for every outdoor trip that you plan as most of the deadly diseases such as typhoid, cholera and dysentery are waterborne and are easily spread by contaminated water.
Walking and trekking any of the routes in Yorkshire Dales would be much poorer without proper walking gear and accessories. With the above accessories, you can ensure that you have better access for the paths you choose in these wondrous woodlands.