There is a nucleus of an interest in historic hillwalking (or vintage hiking) on the forum, but I don't think it has ever had its own thread. If I am wrong, Bartenders please move this thread. Here is a "short" from one of Claude Friese-Greene's films made around Britain in the 1920s. It is in Cumbria (the Lake District) in 1926 and includes many scenes that will have people shouting, "I recognise that place!" (it's various parts of Borrowdale of course). http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=8xivdW4xNAM Note the dress, particularly of the man on the right at breakfast. He is wearing a headscarf (or bandanna as we would call it today) which my father told me was common hiking wear in the 1920s (from the Romany habit, I believe). Now, I habitually wear a bandanna for hiking and on recently turning up to a vintage hike event wearing one was asked to remove it. I later offered this film clip in support of my choice of attire (I was also wearing an almost identical jacket, breeches and boots) and received an apology from the walk leader. More contributions on the subject of "Golden Era" hiking gear and experiences are encouraged.