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Day Hike Kit List | LD Mountain Centre

There are some things which are inescapably required for any outdoor activity.  There are others which will make you travel faster, your life easier, and everything in between.  Much of what you take from this list will be down to your judgement on the day, but having a decent base of kit will give your day hiking much safer and more enjoyable. 

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  • Waterproof, Breathable Jacket
  • Lightweight Fleece
  • Baselayer Top
  • Spare Fleece or insulated layer
  • Hiking Trousers
  • Waterproof Trousers
  • Baselayer Trousers (For cold weather)
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Buff
  • Walking Boots or Sturdy Walking Shoes
  • Hiking Socks



  • Daysack - 20 - 35 Litre (Depending on how packable your equipment is)
  • Water Bottle - a  1 Litre minimum is a good rule, take more water in hot weather and on longer walks.
  • Food - Take high energy food that easy to eat. Take and extra chocolate bar or similar in-case the walk takes longer than expected.
  • Safety Whistle
  • Survival Bag or foil Emergency blanket
  • Mobile Phone
  • Waterproof Dry Bag or tough plastic bag.
  • First Aid Kit (Among Group)
  • OS map of walk and surrounding area
  • Map Case
  • Navigation compass with baseplate and orientating lines. 


 Optional Extras:

  • Head torch and spare batteries- If your walk takes longer than you think  this is essential for map reading at night.
  • Spare pair of socks
  • Spare boot laces
  • Group Shelter
  • Sit Mat
  • Hydration Bladder
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Watch

Be sure to see our Buyers Guide pages for further information on what is out there, and our Kit Builders to get bargains on anything your kit list is missing!

Kit List| LD Mountain Centre

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