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2018 Walk Dates
2019 Walk Dates
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Kit List

This is a suggestion of the items that you may want to carry, don't forget the weather may alter the contents. These are the items that we often carry.

Our walks are usually about 4 hours long in the morning, so you may want to take a pack-up with you and a hot drink as we will have at least one rest/coffee/sandwich break on the walk.

Item Notes / Suggestions
Walking BootsPreferred - (alternatively good shoes or walking trainers)
We often walk on uneven surfaces so ankle support is very important
Walking Socks x 22 pairs of socks helps prevent blisters
Waterproof Jacket Weather can change drastically over 4 hours
Waterproof trousers As above
Day Sack / Ruck Sack 25-35 litre should be ample
Day Sack LinerAny waterproof bag to keep contents dry
Day Sack CoverTo keep bag dry (wet bags can be heavy)
Mat to sit onOptional - Pound shop picnic mats are ideal
Fleece Can be cool when sitting with a sweat soaked back
Water (prevents dehydration)2 x 1/2 litre bottles ideal, or any other cold drink 
Flask (Hot water), (Soup etc)Optional - 1/2 litre of hot water usually allows for 2 hot drinks - ideal in colder weather.
Plastic lunch box 1 litre size is ideal for sandwiches, biscuits, fruit etc.
Coffee / Tea2in1 sachets of Kenco/Nescafé/Maxwell House are handy
Coffee cupOld flask cups are large/flat and fit in the lunch box
Gaiters Optional - Helps stop water entering boots and keeps trousers getting muddy.
HatWoolly thinsulate for cold or peaked for summer
GlovesFor colder weather
Snood ScarfOptional - warm in winter, wet to aid cooling in summer
Boot CoversOptional - some establishments and the coach driver may ask you to remove muddy boots, so covers are sometimes a convenient or alternative option.
MedicationPlease ensure you have any important medication with you, and inform walk leaders or club first aiders of any medical condition which may affect your fitness to walk.
Sun GlassesOptional
Walking PolesOptional
First Aid KitOptional
Spare Carrier BagsOptional
small hand towel Optional
Hand Sanitizer Optional
Tissues Optional
Paracetomol / IbuprofenOptional
Boot brushOptional
Camera/mobile phoneOptional
Additional Items for Walk Leaders
Written Route planEssential
Map of area Essential
Map case Optional
GPS Unit Optional - helpful for pinpointing position and knowing total distance covered,
Compass Recommended
First Aid KitRecommended
Mobile PhoneAn aid to contact between front and back markers, the bus, the pub, the other group.
Extras in a separate bag For the bus if required
Change of clothes Optional
Change of shoesOptional