Appropriate Clothing and Equipment

The following check list presents the equipment and clothing you may wish to take with you on your walking holiday. We have listed them under what we consider to be essential and optional items. After booking your walking holiday you will be sent further information which will include a kit list specific to your holiday, as the items will vary depending on your walking holiday destination. For example, some walks in the French Alps and our treks in Africa will require specific gear, such as head torches. We have a section on the web called holiday advice where you'll find useful advice and information, some of it relating to walking equipment and clothing.


  • Good walking Boots (worn-in before the walking holiday)
  • Thick walking socks
  • Waterproofs with hood
  • Appropriate trousers (not jeans)
  • Woollen jumper or fleece
  • T-shirt and shirts, ideally made from wicking synthetic fibres
  • Warm hat and sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Gloves
  • Water bottle (minimum 1 litre)
  • Day rucksack about 25 litres to carry packed lunch, waterproofs, drink, camera etc
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Footwear and change of clothes for the evening



  • Shorts
  • Sit mat
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Gaiters
  • Walking poles

Please feel free to contact us if you are unsure about the need for any equipment. Our website includes an online outdoor and travel store where you can purchase items such as clothing, walking poles, rucksacks, walking boots and many other accessories for your walking holiday. This section of the web also includes links to stores where you can organise your travel arrangements, buy guide books and maps, purchase travel insurance or simply look to save money on your weekly shopping.

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