Herts & Bucks Wing

  Adventure Training Group


Personal kit list for Windermere

The following equipment will be provided:

waterproof jackets and over-trousers
emergency shelters and whistles
all climbing and other specialist equipment

You will need to bring:

sleeping bag
walking boots
woollen socks
walking trousers 
vests and shirts
windproof top
spare casual clothing
torch (with spare bulb and batteries)
personal first aid kit
sunglasses and sun cream
personal toiletries and towel
thermos flask (preferably unbreakable)
water bottle
tea towel
camera, if required (but note that valuable and fragile items are taken at your own risk))


Walking boots must be walked-in and well-fitting, with at least one pair of thick woollen socks. The soles should be thick, and with sufficient tread to give good grip on rocks and wet ground. They should also keep the feet dry, and provide ankle support on rocks and rough ground. DMS boots are the minimum acceptable standard. It must be emphasised that cadets will not be allowed to take part in any activity where their footwear is not adequate for the expected conditions. These conditions will certainly include rocky and boggy ground, and possibly some snow or ice on footpaths.

Weather conditions can fluctuate widely during a mountain walk- especially in November. Clothing should therefore be layered to cope with widely fluctuating temperatures and wind conditions. Woollen or synthetic "thermal" materials are preferable to cotton, which provides no warmth when wet. Trousers should allow freedom of movement when walking, scrambling or climbing. Jeans will not be permitted for walking, as they offer no protection against cold or wind when wet.

DPM (combat) clothing is not suitable, and should not be brought

      Web site by: Flt Lt Geoff Bowles RAFVR(T), ML(S), SPA                                                            This page last updated on 22 November 2003