Make your own walking stick

Making your own walking stick is a lot cheaper than getting one from a shop. And it can look a lot nicer too. All you need is a stick from a forest that is about up to just below your shoulder and a pot of varnish.

First you need to cut off any bits sticking out (twigs etc.) and then paint it in varnish. Leave it to dry until it’s not sticky and then get collecting walking stick badges to nail on! Strong, waterproof and cheaper than shop bought ones, these sticks are great for long walks!