A walking holiday is a great chance to get back to nature, get in touch with your surroundings and soak up some fresh air and (hopefully!) some sunshine.

 

Whether you are planning on walking the Camino, staying at home or hiking up the hills, there are a few things you should definitely put on your checklist.

 

  1. Hiking boots
  2. Waterproof jacket
  3. Windproof fleece
  4. Base layer
  5. A torch
  6. Gloves
  7. Sun hat
  8. Wool hat or head scarf
  9. Spare batteries
  10. Sunglasses
  11. Suncream
  12. A compass
  13. Tinfoil blanket (if you are going to be sleeping outside)
  14. A first aid kit: plasters, bug spray, antiseptic, bandages, and any prescribed medication
  15. Your phone charger, spare battery if possible
  16. A walking/ trekking pole
  17. A whistle
  18. Luminous clothing for walking at night
  19. Hand sanitiser
  20. Spare pair of thick socks   
  21. A plastic bag for wet clothes

 

If you are going with a group tour, make sure you include any items that they might recommend onto your list. 

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