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Day Walk/Yorkshire 3 Peaks

PACKING LIST – Day Walk/ Yorkshire 3 Peaks


To make sure you have all the right gear for your chosen activities we've put together this handy packing list for you.

This is not a one size fits all, and many of the items you may choose to leave behind depending on the weather (no need for the woolly hat if it's 30 degrees and hasn't rained for 3 weeks!)

Please remember though that anything in Bold is mandatory and you will not be allowed to start your activity if you do not have these items, this is for your safety! (And we will check)



Before we get to the list let's talk about footwear.  There is an age old debate over whether we should wear boots with ankle support or whether sturdy walking trainers will suffice.
The answer to this question is long and complicated, but we will do our best to make it simple...

The key thing is that whatever footwear you choose to bring is fitted well, comfortable and has a good sturdy sole with lots of tread (grips).  So a good quality walking trainer or trail running shoe can often work.

Ankle protection becomes absolutely vital when you're carrying a lot of weight, such as multi day treks, but less vital if you're out for the day with only a couple of jackets, snack and water.
Ankle protection is also useful if you yourself are on the heavier side. Those of us who are naturally fairly heavy will find that out joints suffer more and that we're more likely to roll our ankles on uneven terrain. A good pair of boots with ankle protection will help mitigate these risks.

If the weather is due to be very wet or very cold then walking trainers and trail shoes won't cut it even if you're not carrying a lot of weight. This is because they are typically less insulated and will let water over the top of the shoe when going through puddles, streams and rivers.

So if you're on a Yorkshire 3 Peaks, a day walk or maybe an N3P then boots aren't a must unless it's cold or very wet.

If you're on a multi day trek, you're carrying camping gear or the weather is looking pretty bad then boots will probably be the better choice.

So look at the forecast, get in touch and ask if you're not sure, and then pick appropriately.
We may stipulate boots and take the choice away from you if we think the weather is going to be particularly bad, or we know that the trails are currently in bad condition, but we'll let you know if this is the case.

Packing list:

What you should wear;

Boots/Sturdy walking trainers.

Good quality walking socks. No need to wear two pairs of socks (that's an old wives tale). Just a well fitting, high top pair of walking socks (no ankle socks, you'll get blisters)

Wicking base layer/T shirt (no cotton please, this makes you very cold when wet or sweaty)

Trousers or shorts depending on the weather (no jeans, cotton, tracksuits, joggers etc).

Hat (woolly in the cold and sun hat in the heat)

Sun glasses

What to bring in your bag;

Medication - if it's on your medical form you have to bring it!
Hat (if you're not wearing it)
Warm Jacket
Waterproof Jacket

Waterproof trousers – If the forecast is showing no rain we may wave this one, but we highly recommend you bring a pair!
Water (minimum 1.5 liters)

Camera/phone with waterproof case if needed
Waterproof rucksack cover
Walking poles

Leave in your car for after

Comfy shoes/sandals/Flip flops

Change of clothes and socks in case you get wet

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