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Kit List

We want the event to be fair, but most importantly, we want everyone to be safe whilst they're taking part. The information here tells you what kit is expected of teams taking part.

Kit doesn't have to be expensive, so long as it dies it's job and keeps you safe!

The kit check is very strict on the Saturday Morning and your rucksack and each item will be checked in detail – YES, IT IS ALL TIPPED OUT - do not skimp, your safety depends on it.

Personal Kit (You Must Carry All Items)

Base layer / Underwear

Middle layer / Fleece Sweater 

Trouser (No Jeans)
Cotton trousers are recommended 

Outer layer/ Waterproof Jacket 

Spare clothes 

Warm bottoms, warm top and socks

Waterproof Trousers 





Big enough to hold all the equipment required for the walk

Torch and spare batteries 
Multi LED if possible  - otherwise a spare lamp must be carried

Plastic or Goretex Bivvy-bag 

Emergency Shelter 
MANDATORY FOR FELLS LITE – Optional for other categories

Food and Drinks for Saturday Lunch 
This should consist of food that can be eaten on the move

Gaiters (Optional)

First-aid kit 
Must only contain items you are trained to use

Sleeping bag* (3-4 season min)

Sleeping mat*

Eating utensils*

Pencil and paper

30 pence for phone 

Minimum of 1 litre to be carried.

Whistle (for emergency use) 

Hi visibility vest (attached to ruck sack) 

Emergency rations
High energy foods – not part of packed lunch or meals
These should only be eaten in an emergency and will be checked at the Event finish.


2 x maps for area covering the route 

2 x compasses 

2 x map cases (if maps are not laminated) 

Adequate tentage*
For all of the team to sleep in 

Stove, fuel, matches or lighter*
Enough fuel to cook meals and drinks on Saturday Evening / Sunday Morning

To cook food and make hot drinks 

2x watches
Watches are necessary for navigation

1x mobile phone
This should be brought in a water proof bag / case

Food for Saturday evening meal*
Dried food is lightest, look for high calorie content

Food for Sunday Breakfast*
Instant porridge (just add water) and breakfast bars are a good choice.

Hot drinks for evening and breakfast*
Hot chocolate, coffee, tea etc

*Fells Lite Transported Kit

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