TOP TIP: GO STEADY
Many foot problems stem from sudden increases in the frequency or rigour of walking, says Michael.
“If you walk five or six miles regularly and then double that to 15 miles, or tackle a mountain route over rough terrain with no preparation, it can leave you prone to injury. The best advice is to build up gently. Increase your distances incrementally over time, and get your feet used to more challenging terrain before going on a big mountain walk. Doing that will reduce the risk of damaging your feet by doing too much, too quickly.”