what equipment

What equipment do I need?

The list below summarises the essential equipment:
-boots or stout shoes; for the more demanding routes three-season boots are essential,

-waterproof/windproof jacket and over-trousers,

-rucksack; 25-40 litre capacity is normally adequate,

-food and drink for the day; 1 litre of liquid plus a flask with a hot drink if desired,

-spare warm clothing; this is particularly important in the cooler months and weather conditions change through the day,

-warm hat and gloves for the cooler months, sun hat and sun cream for the summer,

-personal  first aid kit,

-emergency contact card.

Other equipment some walkers find useful:
-walking stick/poles,

-waterproof mat to sit on,

-camera,

-binoculars.

At the end of the walk you need  clean footwear and supermarket plastic bags or a boot bag for the dirty boots.