recommended Equipment

To be carried by each family

  • Whistle & Compass
  • Map 
  • First aid equipment
  • Survival bag (not a sheet)
  • Lunch 
  • Water carrying capability
  • Mobile phone
  • Head torches

Recommended clothing

To be worn/carried

  • Waterproof jacket with hood
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Walking trousers 
  • Wicking base layer (not cotton - once wet never dries!)
  • Warm mid-layer
  • Spare mid layer
  • Footwear designed for hill walking 
  • Good woolen socks

Note: Wherever groups decide to go on the hills, common sense dictates that families remain within communication of each other. Do not push on if one member is suffering from exhaustion or the first signs of exposure. Do not go for too long without eating, particularly as you begin to tire. Always wear sufficient clothing and waterproofs to keep warm and dry.