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 mountainous terrain, you 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
  • Water and snacks
  • Medication
  • 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.
If you have any questions regarding proper gear please don't hesitate to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.