Day Hike


  • Waterproof, Breathable Jacket
  • Lightweight Fleece
  • Baselayer Top
  • Spare Fleece or insulated layer
  • Hiking Trousers
  • Waterproof Trousers
  • Baselayer Trousers (For cold weather)
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Buff
  • Walking Boots or Sturdy Walking Shoes
  • Hiking Socks


  • Daysack - 20 - 35 Litre (Depending on how packable your equipment is)
  • Water Bottle - a 1 Litre minimum is a good rule, take more water in hot weather and on longer walks.
  • Food - Take high energy food that easy to eat. Take and extra chocolate bar or similar in-case the walk takes longer than expected.
  • Safety Whistle
  • Survival Bag or foil Emergency blanket
  • Mobile Phone
  • Waterproof Dry Bag or tough plastic bag.
  • First Aid Kit (Among Group)
  • OS map of walk and surrounding area
  • Map Case
  • Navigation compass with baseplate and orientating lines.


  • Head torch and spare batteries- If your walk takes longer than you think this is essential for map reading at night.
  • Spare pair of socks
  • Spare boot laces
  • Group Shelter
  • Sit Mat
  • Hydration Bladder
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Watch

Author: Paul

Paul has had an interest in the outdoors since he was a young kid. Walking, tracking and exploring the wilderness around him, from disused overgrown railway lines to the vast wilderness of the UK national parks. Over the last few years Paul has honed his skills into specific areas of bushcraft and survival. He is an expert in map reading, shelter building and knots, traps and fishing.


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