Embarking on a stroll of the surrounding area is one of the undoubted joys of touring, allowing you to take in beautiful views, picturesque vistas and much more as you do. Taking the right walking accessories on tour with you is a sure way of taking this experience to the next level…

Fitbit Sense

A Fitbit Sense displaying the time as 12:58
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Use this smartwatch to keep on top of your well-being while you’re on tour. Capable of tracking numerous metrics – including sleep and activity – the product has a six+ day battery, built-in GPS and much more.

Trekking poles

These handy products are comfortable to use and have some worthwhile benefits. They not only help to improve your stability and take some of the weight off your feet but can also be used to clear your path and reveal exactly how deep puddles are. 

Peter Storm Men’s Snowdon II Walking Boots

These comfortable boots offer good grip and are sure to keep your feet dry when you’re exploring. The rubber outsole is durable and should keep you going across a wide range of terrain, while the moisture-wicking lining will help to keep your feet cool.

Hi Tec Women’s Eurotrek Lite Walking Boots

Comfortable to wear, these Hi Tec boots provide good grip. The solid construction and Dri-Tec waterproof membrane should make them an ideal choice for keen walkers.


Silva Epic 10 Binoculars

A pair of Silva Epic 10 Binoculars
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These lightweight and compact binoculars give you a great way of taking in wonderful views when you’re out and about. Combining a foldable design with 10 x magnification, they should allow you to take in the beautiful sights of nature. They’re also waterproof, so the weather will not be able to stop you.

Petzl Tikkina Headtorch

Handy to take with you should you be out for longer than expected, this headtorch lets you keep track of exactly what’s ahead of you so you can safely continue your walk. Weather resistant, it can reach up to 150 lumens and has three lighting modes, so you can choose based on your situation.


Thermos Stainless Steel King Flask, 1.2l

A red Thermos Stainless Steel King Flask, 1.2l

Make sure you stay refreshed on the road with this useful Thermos flask. Thanks to its double-walled insulation, it can keep your hot and cold drinks at the ideal temperature while you’re out and about.

Osprey Talon 11 Hiking Backpack, Stealth Black

The Osprey Talon 11 Hiking Backpack in Stealth Black
Image courtesy of John Lewis

Setting out on a day’s exploration? Then make sure you have a backpack that’s up to the challenge, so you can pack everything you need. You’ll find this one from Osprey has an 11L capacity and comes complete with mounting options for trekking poles, a bike helmet and more.

Sealskinz waterproof all weather mid length socks

A single Sealskinz waterproof all weather mid length sock
Image courtesy of Sealskinz

If there’s one thing that’s certain to spell the end of a pleasant walk, it’s wet feet. This pair, perfectly suited for any type of weather, has three-layer construction and a waterproof finish, so you can embark on a long walk with dry feet, regardless of the conditions.

After some more great accessory ideas? Then head to our Back to Basics: Accessories category, where we’re picking out some brilliant items to take on tour!

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