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The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Recommended Walking Boots

HI-TEC® is proud to be in partnership with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) as The Recommended Kit manufacturer for expedition walking boots. The DofE Expedition Kit List recommends a specifically selected and widely available range of HI-TEC® walking boots for DofE Expeditions. 

The HI-TEC® expedition walking boots recommended by the DofE are the Raven Mid WP, Eurotrek Lite WP, Eurotrek III WP, Bandera II WP, Bandera Lite WP, Aysgarth WP, Mount Lennox WP, Ravine WP and Summit WP. All styles are available in men’s and women’s sizes, various colours and material combinations including full leather and suede / fabric variations. Suggested prices range from £45.00 - £100.00. The HI-TEC® boots have been selected by the DofE to provide high quality, reliable kit for those taking part in their Bronze, Silver or Gold expeditions. All styles are widely available from all good nationwide outdoor retailers including the DofE Recommended Retailers of Expedition Kit - GO Outdoors, Blacks Outdoors, Millets, Ultimate Outdoors, and Tiso.

Ian Cameron, Managing Director, Hi-Tec Europe Ltd comments, “HI-TEC® is extremely proud and honoured to be named as the Recommended Kit supplier for expedition boots. It is a true badge of honour for HI-TEC® and the best commendation of our footwear. We look forward to working in close partnership with the DofE team to support their inspirational charity work which transforms the lives of millions of young people from all walks of life”.

Peter Schooling, Commercial Director, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award comments, “Here at the DofE, we remain true to our founding principle of providing a program of personal development which is open to all, regardless of their background or financial situation. HI-TEC® expedition walking boots will be a great addition to the DofE Recommended Kit List, helping to support participants and parents with a range of expedition walking boots to fit growing feet at affordable prices.”

Find out more @ www.dofe.org/shopping/expedition-kit/walking-boots/ 

National Trust

Hi-Tec supports the National Trust in various ways from supplying local and regional teams with kit, to aiding with their amazing charitable efforts and events. For more information visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk

HF Holidays

Hi-Tec works very closely to support UK’s largest walking and leisure activity holidays company HF Holidays. HF Holidays are a long term partner working on joint consumer promotional activities to encourage and communicate the benefits of all outdoor leisure activities to everyone. For more information visit www.hfholidays.co.uk

Forest Holidays

Hi-Tec have recently partnered with Forest Holidays, provider of luxury eco-sensitive holiday cabins in UK Forestry Commission locations. Perfect for people who love the great outdoors; families, couples and groups of friends alike – you can even bring the dog! Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the forest, explore your surroundings on foot or by bike and then soak in your private hot tub – the possibilities are endless. For more information visit www.forestholidays.co.uk

Visit Peak District

Hi-Tec continues to partner the Peak District and Derbyshire’s tourism board, Visit Peak District. This area spans Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Cheshire and Yorkshire in the heart of England and is home to market towns, pretty villages, historic houses, famous attractions and hundreds of traditional events. From rugged moorland to rolling hills and dales, and lush meadows to leafy forests; the Peak District has some of the country’s finest scenery just waiting to be explored. For more information visit www.visitpeakdistrict.com

The Camping and Caravanning Club

Hi-Tec work in partnership with The Camping and Caravanning Club by supporting the world’s oldest and largest Club for all forms of camping and with over 500,000 members. For more information visit www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk

Camino de Santiago Trail

Some walkers are inspired by an interest in the culture, others do it out of a spiritual conviction and others approach it as a personal challenge. This trail can be found in northern Spain and is walked by hundreds of thousands of people each year. Hi-Tec sponsors numerous walkers each year to ensure they are fully equipped for their adventurous travels.