What to bring…

This is just a guide for most WalkingWomen holidays but it will depend on the country and time of year. We will provide essential kit lists for individual holidays

Essential items:

  • Walking Boots – Leather or waterproof fabric, and they need to be already broken in.
  • Walking Socks – Blisters can be avoided by wearing a thin sock underneath (not cotton), or buy a pair of ‘guaranteed not to blister’ socks which are made up of 2 layers.
  • Waterproofs – trousers and jacket. Dry sacks for inside and water bags for over your rucksack. Gaiters can be useful.
  • Lunch box or your own bag for packed lunches – to avoid soggy sani’s and to reuse
  • Extra fleece or sweater to put on during a stop.
  • Walking tops – layers are good so you can adjust easily to temperature changes
  • Trousers loose enough not to restrict your movement, and maybe shorts for hot weather. Jeans are not a good idea (stiff, and heavy when wet).
  • Gloves, hat, neck warmer or ear warmer, don’t underestimate how important these can be on higher walks, even in summer!
  • Rucksack to carry spare sweater, waterproofs, packed lunch, water bottle, and other items.
  • Good sized water flask/chilly bottle.
  • Sun screen, sun glasses, sun hat . Sun screen can even be needed in winter on some days.
  • Walking poles – not essential, but good for balance on uneven ground and they reduce wear to your knees.
  • Camera or phone for photos – we love to see them
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