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 to 4.5 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.
|Notes / Suggestions
|Preferred – (alternatively good shoes or walking trainers)
|We often walk on uneven surfaces so ankle support is very important
|Walking Socks x 2
|2 pairs of socks helps prevent blisters
|Weather can change drastically over 4 hours
|Day Sack / Ruck Sack
|25-35 litre should be ample
|Day Sack Liner
|Optional – Any waterproof bag to keep contents dry
|Day Sack Cover
|To keep bag dry (wet bags can be heavy)
|Mat to sit on
|Optional – Pound shop picnic mats are ideal
|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
|Optional – 1 litre size is ideal for sandwiches, biscuits, fruit etc.
|Coffee / Tea
|Optional – 2in1 sachets of Kenco/Nescafé/Maxwell House are handy
|Optional – Old flask cups are large/flat and fit in the lunch box
|Optional – Helps stop water entering boots and keeps trousers getting muddy.
|Woolly thinsulate for cold or peaked for summer
|For colder weather
|Optional – warm in winter, wet to aid cooling in summer
|Boot Covers/Boot Bags
|Muddy boots are not allowed on the coach, and at some establishments. Boot covers are an option, but boot bags with a clean change of footwear are recommended.
|Please 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.
|First Aid Kit
|Spare Carrier Bags
|small hand towel
|Paracetomol / Ibuprofen
|Additional Items for Walk Leaders
|Written Route plan
|Map of area
|Optional – helpful for pinpointing position and knowing total distance covered,
|First Aid Kit
|An 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
|Change of shoes