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

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