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The weather changes very quickly on the Peaks and it is therefore essential to be prepared with appropriate kit and clothing. Below is a suggested guide of what you should wear & carry with you.
- Water – it is recommended you drink at least 2 litres per peak. There are places to top up on the route.
- Sturdy walking boots are essential – do not be tempted to wear trainers just because it is a dry day – the terrain in places can be very hard going.
- Head torch & spare batteries
- Waterproof coat and trousers
- Suitable walking/hiking socks
- Back pack – 20-30 litres in size. Use dry bags to pack kit inside or a waterproof rucksack cover
- Food and snacks
- Warm hat & gloves(even in summer)
- Map & Compass (please know how to use these!)
- Mobile phone for emergency calling plus a back up power bank – reception too patchy to rely on for maps
- Spare socks
- First Aid Kit
- Sunglasses and suncream
- Emergency survival bag
- Walking Poles
- Plastic bags for rubbish and wet clothing
- Cash – many rural areas do not accept Apple Pay or credit/debit cards
- Walking trousers or technical leggings – not fashion leggings, jeans or tracksuit bottoms
- Fast drying/moisture wicking top/base layer
- Warm outer layer
- Spare additional thin layers