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Sun peaking through the canopy en route to the Derrybawn Ridge, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow.

Gear List

So you are all set to go. Day off work, excellent weather forecast and petrol in the car. But what will I bring I hear you ask? The weather is the single most important factor that will determine what you will need to complete your walk. Nevertheless, there is a standard set of gear and equipment that you should always have with you in case you require the use of it. Listed below are some suggestions of what you should bring with you. Please note that if you are leading a group that you must have adequate supplies of emergency first aid supplies for the entire group.

Easy Walks

  • Hiking boots/runners
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Base layer
  • Fleece
  • Compass
  • Map
  • Mobile phone
  • 1 litre of water
  • Rain jacket
  • First aid box

Moderate/Demanding Walks

  • Walking poles
  • Coat
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Isotonic drink
  • Packed lunch
  • Energy gels
     

Winter Walks

  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Windproof trousers
  • Hot tea
  • Balaclava
  • Route card
  • Spare gloves & hat
  • Bivvy bag

 


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