Walking in the country is called hiking. People do it for pleasure and exercise. Hiking is a favorite British weekend or holiday pastime. This kind of walking across the country is very popular today too. Hiking is popular not only in Britain, but also in America. It is very popular in Georgia, Russia, and Azerbaijan and in many others countries. Hikers usually walk in pairs or in groups. They wear walking shoes. They walk with walking sticks. They carry knapsacks on their backs.