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Wolds Challenge 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

All participants must carry all items

Inner Layer

Middle layer
Fleece Sweater / Jumper

Trousers (No Jeans)
Cotton trousers are recommended. Layers are always better and warmer!

Outer layer
Waterproof Jacket

Spare clothes
Warm bottoms, warm top and socks – in a plastic bag to keep them dry

Waterproof Trousers

These are to be worn



Approx 30L - 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

Bivvy Bag
Plastic or Goretex

Emergency Shelter
1 x 4 person Bivi Shelter

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

Water Bottle (Full)
Minimum of 1 litre of water to be carried

Gaiters (Optional)

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

Pencil and paper

30 pence for phone

for emergency use

Hi visibility vest
This needs to be attached to ruck sack

Emergency rations
High energy foods or min 4 mars bars – these are checked at the end!

Team Kit

To be shared out between team members in proportion to size and weight of each person

2 x maps
For area covering the route

2 x compasses

2 x map cases
If maps are not laminated

2x watches
Watches are necessary for navigation

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

The Wolds Challenge and The Fells Marathon are organised and run by Blacktoft Beacon District Scout Council.
Registered with the Scout Association: 016357. Registered Charity Number: 1148031

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