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In­clud­ing the best coun­try gear put to the test

WHAT IS IT?

Lowa Rene­gade Mid GTX, RRP £170. www.lowa.co.uk

I WANT IT BE­CAUSE:

It’s a great all­round walk­ing boot that’s specif­i­cally de­signed for a woman’s foot.

USE­FUL FOR:

A wide range of walk­ing; from the stroll to school to bag­ging Mun­ros.

HIGH POINT:

Re­mark­ably light for such sturdy, water­proof boots.

LOW POINT:

I’m con­cerned that the nubuck may not weather as well as leather, but so far, so good.

WHAT IS IT?

Teko Merino wool trekking socks, £17.95. www.anatom­footwear.co.uk

I WANT IT BE­CAUSE:

The merino wool wicks mois­ture and is an­timi­cro­bial, so if you’re on a long trek they stay dry and don’t smell, even af­ter more than one day. They are also ma­chine-wash­able.

USE­FUL FOR:

Hik­ing, es­pe­cially in the cold. They have heavy­weight cush­ion­ing, so are very com­fort­able. Teko are also Scot­tish-owned.

HIGH POINT:

The Achilles Wrap Sys­tem means you get ex­tra sup­port on your an­kle and the bits that often chafe.

LOW POINT:

None so far,

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