Gear & equipment


Weather conditions.

In his 1973 book Coast to Coast, Alfred Wainwright wrote “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing”​.

We recommend that you check the weather forecast for the hike location bearing in mind that wind, rain and temperatures high on the hills will be different from what you experience at sea level etc.

Please also bear in mind that weather conditions can change very quickly in the hills and you should bring appropriate clothing to keep warm and comfortable. Remember, your safety is your personal responsibility.

The following is recommended to hike safely in the mountains.​

Must have

Hiking Boots (Trail runners are permitted, regular trainers are not permitted), Warm Jacket/Fleece, Comfortable Trousers/Leggings (Definitely No Denim/Corduroy), Hat, Gloves, Waterproof Jacket and Overtrousers , Day Rucksack with liner, Flask with a hot drink, Packed Lunch (e.g. Sandwiches/Fruit), Water (at least 1 litre), Snacks & Emergency Rations (e.g. a couple of chocolate bars).

​Also, Sun Hat, Sun Glasses, Sun Block, Lip Balm, Insect Repellant and any personal medication etc.

As you could be hiking for at least 4 hours it is very important that your boots/rucksack fit properly. It is recommended that you get advice (in an outdoor store) on which boots/rucksack are best for you and make sure they fit well and are comfortable on your local walks before going to the hills. A first aid kit is essential.

Suggested to have

Hiking Socks, Gaiters, Hiking Poles.

Torch with extra batteries (a head torch is best), Bivvy Bag, Whistle (plastic is best), Sports Watch, Map (Laminated is best), Compass.

For after each Hike it is recommended that you bring a complete change of clothes and a towel (to be left in car).