Preparing For A Hike
Part of the enjoyment of hiking is the planning and preparation. While you can leave a lot of the planning to us, good preparation is still vital to an enjoyable day on the hills.
Please take time to prepare for your hike. Check the weather, double check your gear.
You must bring with you on all our hikes the following;
Appropriate footwear for mountain terrain, they must have good ankle support, be waterproof and you should break them in before attending any strenuous hike - do this by taking a few shorter hikes before using them for a ‘strenuous’ hike.
Waterproofs -You should carry a waterproof jacket and trousers on any moderate, strenuous or overnight hikes.
Water and snacks -You should carry at least 1.5 litres of water for a strenuous hike and you should carry food to suit the hike - eg lunch and snacks for a day hike.
Medication - Please carry ALL medication you may require for the day and please make us aware, before any hikes you participate in if you have any pre existing injuries or medical conditions
-The most common medical complaints for hiking are foot blisters, diarrhoea, skin irritation, and joint pain. If you are prone to any of these please carry the appropriate medication.
-Tick bites are increasingly common, good advice dictates you should wear long trousers during tick season (April to October). If you have any pre-existing medical illness such as diabetes, anaphylaxis and asthma, you must let us know in advance of your hike and carry any medication you require with you.
We may disallow participation to anyone booked on a guided hike due to inappropriate or insufficient gear for the day, this unfortunately will not entitle you to a refund.
We can not allow anyone suspected to be under the influence of Alcohol or drugs on any of our hikes.
- Hiking Checklist PDF