Recent event:

 AGSD-UK Annual Conference,
Nottingham,
28-29 October 2017.

 

Walking with McArdle's - Kit List

Here is a suggested list to prompt your own thoughts about what you want to bring with you. Contact us with any questions.

Walking things

• Lightweight walking boots or shoes. Good grip soles essential. (Some stiffness and ankle support a bonus, especially if planning to join a mountain walk.)
• Hiking socks - at least 2 pairs, preferably 3 - ones which wick away the moisture. I suggest ones with double thickness at toe and heel.
• Walking poles - a pair of 3-section telescopic poles. See the page on walking hints and tips for more info. (We have five pairs to lend - let me know if you need them.)
• Day-sized rucksack.
• Big plastic bag to line your rucksack in case of rain (rain, what is that?).
• Rain cover for rucksack (elasticated cover to go over outside of rucksack), not essential but useful if we get wet weather.
• Water bottle (an ordinary shop-bought bottle of water is fine, and can be refilled at kitchen cold tap).
• Waterproof jacket. (Personally I do not bother with waterproof over trousers.)
• Whistle.
• Small lightweight torch.
• A fleece jacket and/or jumper for the evenings or in case of a cold wind on the walks.
• Sun hat - a baseball cap is OK (one with a brim all the way round is good for avoiding sunburn even if it does make you look stupid).

We will provide maps, compass, first aid kit, insect repellant and sunscreen.

Clothes

• Lightweight cotton clothes.
• Plenty of underclothes (but there is a washing machine at the base).
• One tidy/smart casual set of clothes for any visits.
• A pair of ordinary shoes (and if you wish a pair of slippers, Crocs or flip-flops for wearing in the base).

We will provide washing powder for clothes.

Bedding

Our base will provide all bed linen and towels.

Other things

• Washing kit.
• Camera.
• Spare spectacles if you wear them.
• Sun glasses (although personally due to my specs I rely on my hat brim).
• Any medications that you take.
• Your McArdle's emergency letter if you have one.
• Money, credit cards. mobile phone if you one.
• If from overseas, passport and tickets.

 

Any questions - please just ask.