Stockport Walking & Outdoor Group

What to bring on a weekend

As well as the normal equipment and clothing required for walking you will need to bring additional items for a weekend at a hostel:

Towels and washkit.

YHA hostels provide sheet sleepers and duvets/pillows but independent hostels may not so you may need to take a sleeping bag and pillow/pillow case.

Some hostels are self-catering only which means that you will need to bring all food and drinks for breakfast, evening meals and packed lunches. Remember that there may not be shops available locally. 

We often organise a group meal on at least one evening in which case the leader will be asking for volunteers to help prepare it.

Check with the leader as to whether there are any special requirements for that particular weekend.

H2G2 has a useful guide to hostelling.

If it is a camping weekend you may need a tent!!

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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