Food/Drink – for most walks you will be required to take a packed lunch with snacks and drinks, as most walks will entail a 30 minute lunch stop. If the social aspect of the walk has a lunch/dinner or tea room stop then a full lunch shouldn’t be needed. (remember to take some money with you) Please check the individual walk details for more information but it is advisable to ALWAYS bring something to eat and drink, even if it is not specified that lunch is required.
Appropriate Clothing – take with you appropriate seasonal clothing including warm layers (e.g. fleece, t-shirt), jacket (waterproof/windproof), lightweight trousers, warm socks, hats, gloves and scarves. Some space layers can be helpful, just in case.
Proper Walking Shoes – to help prevent blisters, sore ankles or accidents, appropriate footwear (either walking boots/shoes or trainers) is a must in the rural and rocky terrain that the North-East of Scotland has to offer.
Waterproofs – during any walk the weather can turn for the worse, so even if the forecast is clear it is recommended to carry waterproof jacket. Also if the weather is particularly wet, feel free to take waterproof trousers.
Mobile phone – taking a mobile is recommend, if you get lost or separated from the group (which is extremely rare!) you can phone for help, even if reception is poor you can always walk to high ground and try to get a signal. Also if you are late for a walk you can contact the Walk Leader and ask them to wait.