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 – you need to drink plenty of water, carry at least a litre.  There are only a few 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 emergencies (Load OS Locate App onto it)
  • Spare socks
  • First Aid Kit
  • Sunglasses and suncream
  • Emergency survival bag
  • Cash – many rural areas do not accept Apple Pay or credit/debit cards

Suggested Clothing

  • Walking trousers or technical leggings – not fashion leggings, jeans or tracksuit bottoms
  • Fast drying/moisture wicking top/base layer
  • Warm outer layer

Optional Items

  • Walking Poles
  • Plastic bags for rubbish and wet clothing
  • A GPS device & portable power bank
  • Spare additional thin layers