“Now he’s brought down the rain and the Indian summer is through”

When Ye Go Away (Mike Scott, The Waterboys)

October definitely brought a change to the weather with a noticeable drop in temperature and some of the most sustained wet weather we have seen for months. This made us think about walking in wet weather. Having been active in the hills for many years and therefore being ‘very experienced’ when it comes to being soaked and frozen, I was asked if I could suggest a few tips for dealing with these rainy days.