Blisters can be a bane for walkers. The good news is that there are lots of ways to prevent and treat them. Try our tips below to help maintain happy walking feet.
If you do feel a blister developing, stop walking, take your boots and socks off and check your feet. The earlier you catch blisters the better. Apply some material cushioning or padding, or a plaster to the area that is rubbing.
If a blister has formed, you can either burst the blister carefully and then immediately apply a sterile dressing or you can clean the area and cover it over with a blister plaster or a dressing.
Lots of chemists and outdoor shops now sell special blister plasters which you apply over the blister providing a ‘second skin’. This not only helps provide cushioning to lessen the irritation of the blister but also help it to heal more quickly.
Sunday 21 July 2019Starting at 10:30A moderate 8 mile / 12.9 km walk
Saturday 27 July 2019Starting at 09:30A leisurely 6.5 mile / 10.5 km walk
Saturday 3 August 2019Starting at 09:30A leisurely 7 mile / 11.3 km walk
Sunday 4 August 2019Starting at 10:30A moderate 5 mile / 8.1 km walk
Saturday 10 August 2019Starting at 09:30A leisurely 7.5 mile / 12.1 km walk
Saturday 24 August 2019Starting at 10:00A moderate 11 mile / 17.7 km walk