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 19 January 2020Starting at 10:00A moderate 9 mile / 14.5 km walk
Sunday 26 January 2020Starting at 10:00A moderate 11 mile / 17.7 km walk
Friday 3 July 2020Starting at 11:00A moderate 12 mile / 19.3 km walk
Saturday 4 July 2020Starting at 10:30A moderate 12 mile / 19.3 km walk
Sunday 5 July 2020Starting at 10:30A moderate 10 mile / 16.1 km walk
Saturday 4 July 2020 to Monday 6 July 2020Other