As well as your own clothes to be worn while travelling and at the venue, you will need the following clothing and equipment. Be aware that as much time as possible will be spent outside, often sitting still, so bring those extra layers.
Please be fully prepared as we are unable to supply you with spare clothes if you do not bring your own.
Advice: Bring outdoor clothing that can be layered – for example, if you bring two ﬂeece tops, bring two that can be worn at the same time, one underneath the other. The same applies for hats, gloves, trousers, etc.
- Wool or synthetic walking socks (no cotton socks for outdoor activities).
- Polypropylene, synthetic ﬁbre or merino wool thermal underwear (long-johns and long sleeve top).
- Synthetic ﬁbre trousers (no jeans or cotton/canvas trousers for outdoor use)*. Thermal underwear under waterproof overtrousers can be worn instead of normal trousers.
- Fleece or wool tops/jacket (1 x light weight, 1 x heavy weight).
- Waterproof jacket.
- Waterproof over-trousers.
- Hiking boots or wellies.
- Fleece or wool hat.
Outdoor & Camping Kit
- Sleeping bag.
- Sleeping mat.
- Day Pack at least 20lt in size (with plastic bag liner to keep things dry).
- Water bottle.
- Thermos ﬂask (optional but necessary if you want tea/coffee while outdoors).
- Lunch box.
- Head torch/torch & batteries plus spare batteries and bulbs.
- First aid kit (blister kit, sun block).
- Note book and pen or pencil.
- Personal medication, if applicable.
The following items are not necessary but can help keep you comfortable outdoors if you feel the cold easily.
- A sit-mat – approx. £5 from an outdoor shop. Keeps your bottom warm and dry when sitting outdoors.
- Fleece blanket – when sitting outside you may want to wrap yourself in a blanket to stay extra cosy.
- Instant hand warmers – There are various kinds available from outdoor shops and if you are prone to cold hands or feet these can be useful for keeping you comfortable.
If you do not want to share a tent, your are welcome to bring your own small tent.
*Cotton trousers, especially denim jeans, get wet easily as they are very absorbent and once wet become extremely heavy and uncomfortable. They also wick heat away from your body and are associated with many incidents of hypothermia.
If you have any questions about equipment and clothing please contact us.