Hiking | Heiking

Hiking is the preferred term. It can be seen by most people as a vigorous walk, usually on trails (footpaths).

The word hiking is also often along with rambling which is an old fashioned term.

Hillwalking, and fell walking the term “bushwalking” is endemic to Australia, having been adopted by the Sydney Bush Walkers club in 1927.

In most countries, vigorous walk or hike is called tramping. It is a popular activity with numerous hiking organizations worldwide, and studies suggest that all forms of walking

It is a popular activity with numerous hiking organizations worldwide, and studies suggest that all forms of walking have health benefits.

Walks or hikes undertaken in upland country, moorland, and mountains, especially when they include climbing a summit are sometimes described as hillwalking or fell walking in the United Kingdom.

Though hillwalking can entail scrambling in order to reach a mountain summit, it is not mountaineering.

Fell walking is a word used specifically to refer to hill or mountain walking in Northern England, including the Lake District, Lancashire, especially the Forest of Bowland, and the Yorkshire Dales, where fell is a dialect word for high, uncultivated land.

 

Hiking can be carried along     Technical Climbing – Mount Kenya, Rock Climbing, Fischer’s Tower, Mount Elgon Trekking,  Loroghi Hills, Wild treks in Aberdare Forestl, Kakamega Forest walks, Trekking in Baringo, Trekking, Lake Elementaita, moutn elgon trekking, Kakamega Forest walks. Among others

Equipment

Some of the Hiking Equipments needed can include:

A simple dry magnetic pocket compass, The equipment required for hiking depends on the length of the hike, but day hikers generally carry at least water, food, a map, and rain-proof gear.

Hikers usually wear sturdy hiking boots for mountain walking and backpacking, as protection from the rough terrain, as well as providing increased stability

You may also get your self a compass, a trekking pole, sunglasses, sunscreen, a flashlight, a first aid kit, a fire starter,  basically.