All you’ll need is a well-packed light bag and a sturdy pair of boots (though not if you’re barefoot trekking – more on that later), and you’re already a step in the right direction.
It’s the height of summer, and many teenagers will be looking to celebrate the escape from school and exams with a backpacking holiday (and, if your kids are among them, they could be covered on your travel insurance if you add unaccompanied children cover to you policy).
But they shouldn’t be the only ones having exhilarating adventures, especially with what’s on offer.
Cyclist, walker, wild camper and lover of a good beer, Andy Bennett (@BennettAndyJ) grew up in Devon, surrounded by coastline and countryside. His parents would drag him and his siblings out for walks and, like most children, he didn’t really enjoy it.