Clothing and equipment:

  1. Clothing will obviously depend on the time of year and the nature of the walk.  We would recommend the following items:
  • Strong boots with walking socks.  (Trainers are not suitable except on short  walks in good weather).
  • Waterproof jacket.
  • Warm trousers, preferably waterproof and/or with gaiters in bad weather.
  • Hat and gloves in Winter.
  • Spare sweater or fleece.
  • A rucksack to carry spare items.
  • A packed lunch, drinks and snacks (biscuits, chocolate, fruit etc.)
  • On coach trips we ask all passengers to bring spare footwear to change into as it is not acceptable to get onto the coach in muddy boots.
  • A change of clothing may be appropriate for use after the walk.


  1. Additional items to consider may include:
  • walking poles.
  • small first aid kit.
  • map and compass.
  • torch.
  • whistle.
  • mobile phone.
  • GPS.

In severe snow and ice conditions in high level areas, the leader may suggest that participants should bring crampons.