As well as your own clothes to be worn while travelling and at the venue, you will need the following clothing and equipment. You will be spending at least one whole day outdoors, from dawn until dusk, and as much time as possible will be spent outside at other times. Quite a bit of time outside is spent sitting still, so bring that extra layer.
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.
- 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).
- Pen knife (optional).
- 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.
- A sleeping bag or blanket – on your solo day you may want to sit with your legs in a sleeping bag or 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.
Our venues often offer the opportunity to take a dip in the sea, a river or loch. If you would like to do this the following items may be useful.
- Swimming clothes.
- Small towel (for swimming).
*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.