There are many characteristics which make up a good walk. If you walk long distances, a good view or great scenery is always a boon. Trudging alongside litter-strewn highway is not an experience which would make anyone want to pull on walking shoes and hit the pavement. Walkers look for good views, places to refuel with snacks and drinks along the way. It is always good to know that thirst and hunger can be sated with ease. A comfortable walking surface is also a key ingredient when planning practice walks. Who wants to fall flat on their face or twist an ankle risking embarassment and injury?
But there is one amenity which is destined to yield a racing pulse and sense of comfort in the heart of most any walker. Often maligned outside walking circles and treated with dread and derision, there is nothing quite so heartwarming and welcome in the sight of a walker