(Republished from 2014, but just as relevant.)
Just a reminder that with rising (we hope) temperatures it is very important that you drink plenty of water on walks and I don’t think many of us do. I have just visited Spain where the temperatures were only three or four degrees higher than here and a very experienced HF leader insisted that for a days walk we carried at least one and a half litres of water.
It is only too easy to forget to drink as you walk and talk and take in the views but unless you keep your hydration levels up you could have problems. I am as guilty as the next Rambler, as I realised on Saturday when I got back and found I hadn’t touched my water. My only excuse was Di wasn’t there to look after me!
Richard Davis 18/5/2014