You may have got away with a quick post-binge amble round the block at Christmas, but this year it’s time to ramp things up. Hiking - aside from being an effective way to shed the consequences of those extra turkey sandwiches - offers a prime opportunity to rock the season’s outdoorsy trend. With designers such as Oliver Spencer, Henri Lloyd, Paul Smith and J Crew producing outdoor wear, that can be worn as easily in the pub as it can on the trail, now is the time to pull on your boots, zip up your windbreaker, fill your face with mint cake and head for the hills.
1.The undershirt. Uniqlo’s HeatTech range features fibres designed to absorb body moisture before converting it to heat, ensuring your core temperature stays regular. Layers well. (£9, Uniqlo)
2. The backpack. Crafted from cotton canvas with a leather bottom and shoulder straps padded with felt, this tough pack will see you from Land’s End to John O’ Groats, and back. (£190, by Seil Marschall at MR PORTER)
3.Cut from a tightly woven cotton-mix fabric, Henri Lloyd’s versatile jacket features a jersey lining for good insulation. Ideal for the fairweather hiker, thanks to the on-trend colour options and lightweight fabric. (£140, by Henri Lloyd)
4.The boots, Timberland’s classic Euro Hikers are perfect for tackling more challenging terrain, thanks to the style’s padded tongue and collar, which make them some of the most comfortable boots on the market. (£85, by Timberland at Office)
5. The Laces. Customise sober boots with bright, hi-vis laces like these on-trend red ones. (Shoestringuk.co.uk)