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:
-waterproof mat to sit on,
At the end of the walk you need clean footwear and supermarket plastic bags or a boot bag for the dirty boots.