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Country Sticks for Winter Walking

It has certainly been another chilly week here in the UK, and although we haven't seen much snow falling, the wind has certainly retained a brisk nip to it. Nevertheless, I do love this type of weather as it means I can get wrapped up nice and warm and take the dog out into the countryside for long winter walks, especially at the weekend. Add to that the gorgeous winter sun hanging low in the sky, elongating all the shadows, it makes for a beautiful time of year where you can really appreciate the British countryside.

At the Stick and Cane Shop, we have many ramblers, countryside walkers who visit our site looking for the ideal stick to carry on long country walks such as these. A good sturdy stick provides a bit of extra stability that a good hiking, while also reducing the strain on the legs and knees. There are a variety of walking sticks ideal for rambling and countryside walking available in our Country Sticks section, so I thought I would look a wee bit closer at a few of our favourites that we love to use. 

You really need to visit our Country Sticks section to see the vast range that we have available, but today I have chosen some sticks from our Thumb Sticks, Hiking Staves and Staghorn Sticks ranges to feature in our blog, as these are personal favourites of mine and I find them very comfortable and sturdy to use. However, if you really want to get an idea of the various styles available, you should check out the page for yourself now. Our ranges of Country Sticks make wonderful gifts for friends and loved ones, and also make superb retirement presents too. In addition, for those who enjoy more active hillwalking or nordic walking, we also have sticks available on our pages here.

So why not get some inspiration from the selection below, and be sure to check out our full range of Country Sticks here. With a Country Stick from the Stick and Cane Shop you will certainly have many years of enjoyable walks in our glorious countryside!

Chestnut Hiking Stave

This Chestnut Hiking Stave is an ideal stick for ramblers and walkers at an excellent price. This stave comes with a leather wrist thong and features a plain metal ferrule tip. The Chestnut has been stripped and lacquered and is harvested from sustainable forests. This traditional walking stick is chest height and is very popular with walkers and hikers.

The dimensions of the walking stick are:
  • Length is 126cm
  • Weight is 400g
  • The stick diameter at the top just under the handle is 30mm and tapers down to 25mm at the ferrule end
  • It is fitted with a metal ferrule
  • Will fit an "RFA25" type rubber ferrule size 25mm internal diameter

Staghorn Handle Walking Stick in Hazel wood

The Staghorn Handle Walking Stick is ideal for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits, featuring a gorgeous hazel shaft and a staghorn crown handle topped with wooden decal. The hazel is harvested from sustainable forests.  The staghorn handle is made from stag horn collected by gamekeepers from stags that shed their antlers annually. The horn is ground, sanded and polished before being fitted to a natural wooden shaft. No animals were harmed in the collection of the horn.

The dimensions of the walking stick are:
  • Length is 94cm
  • Weight is 272g
  • The stick diameter at the top just under the handle is 23mm and tapers down to 20mm at the ferrule end.
  • Metal tipped bottom

Chestnut Wooden Thumbstick in Natural Bark Finish

The Chestnut Thumb Stick is so called because it is held with the thumb resting in the natural V of a branch and it is ideal for walks in the countryside. This stunning thumb stick is made from natural chestnut with a bark finish. It also comes fitted with a removable rubber ferrule and a metal point.

The dimensions of the walking stick are:
  • Length is aprox 137cm
  • Weight is 410g
  • The stick diameter at the top just under the handle is aprox 25mm and tapers down to 22mm at the ferrule end
  • It is fitted with a removable rubber ferrule and a metal point

Created On  25 Jan 2015 19:23  -  Permalink


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