WEAR CLOTHING THAT TAKES
ACCOUNT OF ANTICIPATED CONDITIONS.
BE PREPARED FOR CHANGING CONDITIONS.
1. Boots should be comfortable and robust They should give support and protection.
All boots require protection -waxing or spraying.
2. Trousers - most loose fitting trousers
will do. Leggings are also good.
Denim is not suitable as it takes a long
time to dry.
3. Over-trousers - for very wet conditions.
4. Lightweight shirt, blouse or T-shirt.
5. Pullover or Jumper - 2 thin layers are better than 1 thick layer.
6. Top Garment - Anorak, cagool, fleece or padded shirt - according to the anticipated conditions - But always be prepared for rain and carry a waterproof.
7. Hat - always carry some kind of headwear.
8. Gloves - essential in the winter.
9. Gaiters - not essential - but are recommended in wet and muddy conditions
Kit - Essential Items
1. Rucksack - a small day pack with side pockets is ideal. Use a liner to keep the contents dry - rucksacks are not waterproof.
2. Rations - carry enough for a lunch
and 2 coffee breaks. A hot drink in
a flask is advisable during winter
walks and always have sufficient
water. Carry some chocolate in your jacket pocket for energy.
3. Dry Bag - bring a change of clothes
to be left on the bus.
4. Ground Seat - A padded or insulated square or something to keep you off
the ground to protect you from the
cold and wet when sitting.
1. Walking Stick - can be useful on hills.
3. O.S. Map.
4. First Aid Kit - a small personal first aid kit should be carried
5. Torch - especially in Winter