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Your Walking Holiday Kit List

It is important to us that our walkers are comfortable, enjoying themselves, and above all, safe while on one of our self-guided walking holidays. It is therefore essential that you have suitable equipment.

Essential walking holiday kit: a pair of boots Kit for a walking holiday laid out on a table, including water bottle, spare shirt and gloves GPS device and map out in nature on a walking holiday

To help you to prepare for your upcoming walk, we have created a kit list of items ideal for your walking holiday. This is not an exhaustive list, but it should give you an idea of the items that you may find necessary. The items highlighted in bold are essential.

  • Walking Boots: These should be in good condition and ideally waterproof. Ensure that you have worn them a few times before the start of your holiday to avoid blisters.
  • Waterproof Jacket with a Hood: Brighter colours are a good safety measure as they are more easily noticed in poor conditions.
  • Waterproof Over-trousers
  • Small Daysack: This should be big enough to carry everything you need for a day's walk.
  • Water Bottle
  • Sandwich Box and/or a thermos flask
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Mobile Phone and Waterproof Case
  • Waterproof Map Case
  • Compass
  • Whistle and Torch
  • Gaiters
  • Thick Socks: Synthetic or wool mix socks are best.
  • Liner Socks: These are useful for 'fine-tuning' the fit of your boots, and also help to discourage blisters.
  • Trousers: Ideally these should be made of artificial fibre, or classed as ‘technical’ quick drying trousers.
  • Shorts
  • Shirts: Ideally these should be made of 'wicking' synthetic or merino wool fibres.
  • Warm Fleece
  • Warm Hat
  • Sun Hat
  • Gloves
  • Walking Pole(s)
  • Daysack waterproof pack liner: A large plastic bag is ideal for this.
  • Sit mat
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellent
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Sunglasses
  • GPS and spare batteries

A copy of this checklist is included in your Holiday Pack.