We leave Tuesday for a trip to France (Alsace & Normandy) and Wales (Caernarfon, St. David's, and Brecon Beacons). We take our trekking sticks when we go to the Italian Dolomites or Swiss Alps, and I know I sure could have used them in Scotland a couple of years ago, especially when trying to use stepping stones across streams.
My question is, will I wish I had them in Wales for walking or curse that I have drug them along, requiring a checked bag on the Transatlantic flight? (I kind of doubt we will need them in France.) We do not expect to do anything technical but if the trails are quite rocky I may wish I had the poles for stability.