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Equipment for Lake District Mountain Walking

 

You must be prepared for wet weather and boggy conditions underfoot. However, the lodge has a good drying room which will dry wet clothing overnight. You will require the following equipment:

 

Strong, comfortable walking boots with ankle support

Thick walking socks

Gaiters

Thermal base layer tops

Fleece tops and walking trousers

Fleece jacket

Fleece hat and gloves

Robust, breathable waterproof jacket and trousers

Water bottles or bladders

Head torch with spare batteries

Whistle

Flask

Rucksack of at least 25 litres, with waterproof liner

Trainers and complete change of clothes for indoors

Sleeping bag

Pillow Case

Toiletries and lightweight towel

Rucksack of at least 65 litres, with waterproof liner

 

Optional equipment:

 

Ordnance Survey Map: Outdoor Leisure: The English Lakes – South Western area

Ordnance Survey Map: Outdoor Leisure: The English Lakes – North Western area

Compass

 

Safety Equipment

 

Your guide will carry the following safety equipment:

 

First aid kit

Survival bag

Group shelter

Walking rope, sling and karabiner

Emergency food

Mobile phone in waterproof case

Waterproof maps

Compass