Walking Kit List

General Kit list for walking

  • waterproof walking boots
  • selection of thin, breatheable undergarments (so you can remove them if hot)
  • socks which are comfortable with the boots (test them   before the weekend and carry plasters!)
  • waterproof lightweight jacket with hood
  • waterproof trousers to go over….
  • lightweight walking trousers (jeans not a good idea)
  • energy snacks
  • daysack (for carrying energy food, spare clothes)
  • water bottle/Camelbak (and flask if you want one)
  • torch if possible benighting
  • bivvy bag (mountain walking)

Please be aware the wrong equipment can spoil the day for everyone ; the organiser may not allow you to participate if you are not able to wear suitable boots or rainwear or do not have a water bottle.

Check out the weather forecast before you set off and come prepared for the conditions (eg, woolly hat/gloves if cold, sunscreen if sunny, etc).


Specific Walking Kit List


Summer Hill Walking – Suggested Kit List

Walker Equipment

Group equipment

  • Thermal underwear top or warm shirt (preferably not cotton)
  • Walking Trousers/Tracksuit trousers (not jeans)
  • Warm layer (e.g. fleece/wool sweaters)
  • Hat (warm and sun hats)
  • Gloves
  • Windproof/Waterproof jacket with hood
  • Windproof/Waterproof trousers
  • Gaiters (optional but very useful)
  • Torch (preferably head torch-style) + spare batteries
  • Walking boots and socks (not walking shoes/approach shoes)
  • Walking poles (optional)
  • Rucksack - 30 litre plus capacity
  • Sun block/Sun Cream
  • Sun glasses (optional)
  • Water bottle/flask
  • Packed lunch
  • Shorts and T-shirt (optional)
  • Polythene Survival Bag*
  • Compass
  • Whistle
  • Insect repellant!
  • First Aid Kit*
  • Group Shelter*
  • Mobile Phone
  • GPS

Winter Hill Walking Clothing & Equipment– Suggested Kit List

Walker Equipment

Group equipment

  • Thermal underwear
  • Warm trousers (not jeans/cotton, preferably fleece or soft shell material)
  • Fleece jacket/tops
  • Walking socks
  • Warm Hat & spare
  • Warm Gloves & spare
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Waterproof trousers/salopettes
  • Gaiters
  • Walking boot (3 Season boots)
  • Torch (preferably head torch-style) + spare batteries
  • Walking Poles (optional)
  • Rucksack of adequate size (30 litres plus)
  • Ski goggles (useful in wind/snow)
  • Water bottle/flask
  • Packed lunch
  • Polythene survival bag* or Blizzard Bag
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Compass
  • Whistle
  • First Aid Kit*
  • Group Shelter*
  • Mobile Phone
  • GPS


Expeditions– Suggested Kit List

In addition to the clothing and equipment listed above for summer hill walking, you will need:

  • Large rucksack (45 litres plus)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat (closed cell foam or self-inflating)
  • Lightweight tent*
  • Stove + fuel + matches*
  • Cooking pans, plate, mug, cutlery
  • Food for the required number of days*
  • Washing up liquid/pan scourer*
  • Personal washing kit + towel
  • Toilet paper + trowel/polythene bags
  • Torch + spare batteries
  • Full change of clothing - for evening/tent wear

*We encourage sharing equipment, thus carrying tasks wherever possible, please ask you activity leader or trip organiser if you are unsure about what to bring or need advice on food, etc.

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