Walking Checklist

Walking Clothing

  • Waterproof Outer (Can always be kept in the rucksack until needed, don’t leave home without it)
  • Insulating Midlayer (Fleeces, softshell jackets, down jackets, dependent on the weather)
  • Breathable Baselayer (Look for technical materials, avoid cotton tshirts)
  • Walking Trousers (Quick drying trousers with a good range of movement, avoid denim)
  • Waterproof Overtrousers (A great option for over your walking trousers in a downpour)
  • Hats & Gloves
  • Rucksack/Daypack (Well fitted, adjusted correctly and comfortable)
  • Watch (Or any reliable method of telling the time)

Walking Footwear

  • Walking Boots/Shoes (Choose based on your style of walking and the terrain you want to take on)
  • Breathable Walking Socks (Merino wool is ideal, avoid cotton if possible)

What to Pack in Your Rucksack

  • First Aid Kit
  • Mobile Phone
  • Emergency Whistle
  • Map & Compass (Even if you use GPS)
  • Torch or Headtorch
  • Suncream
  • Sunglasses (Snow can be bright, so worth taking them in winter also)
  • Blister Relief
  • Spare Laces
  • Bottled Water (Keep yourself hydrated)
  • Flask of Hot Drink
  • High Energy Snacks (Flapjack, Kendal Mint Cake offer a release of energy when tired)
  • Any Necessary Medication (With spares)
  • Spare Warm Clothing
  • Spare Socks
  • Survival Bag (Just in case)
  • Emergency Contact Details

Source: The Go Outdoors