Stockport Walking & Outdoor Group

What to wear and bring on a walk

Comfortable clothing/layers
Waterproof/windproof outer jacket
Boots with good sole pattern - trainers aren't suitable as they can slip and don't support your ankle
Hat and gloves
Spare warm clothing
When you're resting, you may need more layers than when you're on the move. Several thin layers give good insulation and can be adjusted for different terrain and weather conditions.

Comfortable daysack
Food (a walk is a great excuse to eat more cake), water and a warm drink
Some extra energy-giving food and emergency rations
Large polybag or survival bag
Whistle and torch
First aid kit
Map and compass

And in winter
Winter weight boots, a torch and extra warm clothing are essential
Know and plan for the number of daylight hours
Know the length of the walk
If walking at high altitudes: know how to use your ice axe and crampons
Avoid gullies after fresh snow

Everyone taking part in Group activities does so at their own risk.
        • The Group will not be held responsible for any accident, injury or loss occurring as a result of any Group event or in connection with travel to such event, however caused. 
        • Members attending are reminded that outdoor activities frequently need specialist equipment (boots, waterproofs, etc) and the group does not provide these. 
        • Should you attend an event and, in the opinion of the leader, pose a risk to the safety of yourself or the group, then you will be politely turned away. (For example: being ill-equipped for the terrain and weather conditions)
        • Please contact the leader in advance if you are unsure what will be appropriate for the event. 
        • Accompanied children under 18 are welcome but please check with the walk leader beforehand to ensure that the terrain and distance are suitable.
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