It's been a while since we've taken a long walk and with our plans of climbing a mountain this summer we thought we better look out for some quality hiking gear for the kids.
British outdoor sock and accessories specialist Bridgedale have introduced a new walking sock specifically designed for active kids, making sure their feet stay warm, dry and comfortable when walking and hiking on new adventures.
We headed out on Sunday to High Chart in Limpsfield, Surrey for a long walk through the woodland. The High Chart, south-east of Limpsfield is a large area of woodland owned by the National Trust which has a network of footpaths and we have been walking there for years.
Bridgedale MerinoFusion Hiker Junior Socks are a great way for kids to emulate their outdoor-loving parents and will ensure little explorers can have fun in the hills, on the beach or just walking the family dog. We tested out the black and blue pair. Shannon said they were really soft and comfortable and kept her feet warm and dry.
Featuring Bridgedale’s MerinoFusion technology, which maximises the benefits of natural Merino Wool yarns with technical performance microfibers, the Hiker Junior is soft on the skin, provides thermal balance and wicks moisture to ensure all day comfort and ventilation.
The second pair we tested were the WoolFusion Trekker Junior in pink. Enduro Wool is the first spin of wool, which guarantees softness, quality and durability. Enduro Wool also provides excellent thermal balance and moisture control properties. Again, these kept Keira's feet warm and toasty, especially as she was wearing her wellies with them - we all know how cold your feet can get in wellies!
I think we can safely say that these socks are a hit and will be perfect for our impending road trip where we plan to be camping and doing a lot of walking.
For some great tips about what take with you on a hike see this post from Travelling with our Kids.
* we were kindly gifted these socks by Bridgedale - all opinions are those of my children*