Re: Most uncomfortable visit to an ancient site in 2011
Jan 02, 2012, 17:33
Wellies are no good for long distance walking unless you like blisters, .
Not Le Chameau Postie .Get the good uns ,no blisters , they are even quite comfortble without socks ,and you will be able to walk anywhere within your physical limits , with the added advantage of no soaked boots which are very uncomforatble the following day and if frozen even worse .
Well I wear Dunlop wellies every day when I am training my and other peoples sheedogs and I wear them when I tramp over Bodmin Moor or anywhere else I take my dogs for a good run and I don't ever recall getting a blister. I wear decent socks and a boot one size too big for me and reckon that is why. And they've surprised me with the amount of 'feel' they give me when walking over rocks, but of course will suffer ultimately because they aren't really meant for too much of that :-)
And yes, where I used to work they sold Le Chameau's and although I never wore them myself many of the farmers and walkers that came in said they were excellent.
Hamish Brown was the first to put me on to wellies for hillwalking , if anyone knows the Scottish hills and conditions , Hamish does , seven (or is it now more ?) rounds of the munros incuding doing them all in oner , and many of the Corbetts , Graemes , Marilyns and lowland bogs too.
There are ceratin circumstances when even good wellies are not ideal i.e. when it is too hot (although you can unzip them or roll them down ,or when kicking steps (even though you can use crampons on them ) .They are after all what the pros ,the people who actually work in the hills on a daily basis , tend to use .