Kit Advice

Below is a suggested kit list for taking part in Shirehike.

What to wear?

  • Walking boots or walking shoes (boots tend to be better if route is wet, muddy or rocky)
  • Walking trousers, track suit trousers or leggings (not jeans)
  • Base layer top or breathable t-shirt
  • Jumper, fleece or soft shell
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers (have in your bag if not wearing)
  • Hat, gloves and scarf (have in your bag if not wearing)

What to carry?

  • Ruck sack (20 to 35 litre)
  • Packed lunch and snacks
  • Water or squash (1.5 litres)
  • Hot drink (optional)
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Face mask and hand sanitiser
  • Map
  • Phone – you may like to download a mapping app like OS Maps or OS locate to help you but be mindful of battery life or carry a second phone for emergencies.
  • Torch
  • Spare jumper
  • An ICE form (in case of emergency) with your name on it, emergency contact, and any medical conditions
  • Compass
  • All gear in dry bags