What to take on a days walk
I get asked a lot what sort of things you need to take with you on a days walk, so I've put together a list!
Personal clothing; ideally good walking socks, quick drying trousers, conformable quick drying t-shirt and warm mid layer.
Fully charged mobile phone
Map and compass (and know how to use them!)
Warm hat and gloves in the winter, sunhat and sunglasses in the summer
A spare warm layer/fleece
Walking boots, or sturdy off road shoes. Go for boots in cold or wet weather or tougher terrain.
Day rucksack, around 20 litres capacity is ideal
Drink bottle, minimum 1 litre (or a flask if weather is cold)
Lunch! In a bag or box.
Personal first aid kit; include plasters, paracetamol, blister plasters, any personal medication
High factor sunscreen and insect repellant in warm weather
If the weather is wet or changeable a rucksack liner (e.g. dry bag) to keep the things in your bag dry and waterproof trousers
When I'm leading walks I tend to take more kit as I include a larger first aid kit and more water and snacks, just incase;