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.
Friday 26 April 2019Starting at 12:00A moderate 8.5 mile / 13.7 km walk
Saturday 27 April 2019Starting at 10:00A moderate 12.5 mile / 20.1 km walk
Sunday 28 April 2019Starting at 10:30A moderate 8 mile / 12.9 km walk
Saturday 4 May 2019Starting at 10:00A moderate 10 mile / 16.1 km walk
Saturday 1 June 2019Starting at 09:15A strenuous 16 mile / 25.8 km walk
Saturday 1 June 2019Starting at 10:00A moderate 8 mile / 12.9 km walk
Friday 26 April 2019 to Sunday 28 April 2019Other
Friday 31 May 2019 to Sunday 2 June 2019Other
Friday 5 July 2019 to Sunday 7 July 2019Other