NO TRAINERS. Hiking boots are tough with thick soles, ankle protection and generally some level of waterproofing. It is these features, not present on trainers, which are important and prevent us from taking people out without boots. Here is some guidance on what boots are and which ones to buy. Read more.
Information on shops in Leeds, discounts, waterproofs, rucksacks, trousers, base layers, headtorches... Read more.
If you need any further advice with regards to what gear is suitable or what you need for a particular trip, please contact or ask a any member of the committee.
- Hiking boots - trainers are NOT allowed
- Suitable walking trousers - jeans are NOT allowed
- Small daysack (20-30 litres is ideal)
- Waterproof jacket and trousers
- Spare warm layers (wrap in a drybag/plastic bag while in your rucksack to keep them dry)
- Warm hat and gloves
- Packed lunch
- Water (minimum of 1 litre, more if it is very warm weather)
- Personal medication (please inform walk leader of any existing medical conditions)
- Everything you need for a Sunday trip, and in addition...
- Sleeping bag and sleeping mat. (Depending on accommodation. The club has a number of sleeping bags and sleeping mats which we are able to loan out. Please indicate at the signup if you need to borrow these items.)
- Head torch and spare batteries
- A complete set of dry clean clothes and a pair of trainers for the evening and travelling
- Wash kit and towel
- Packed lunch for every day
- Money for pub, chip shop...
For more details and more useful items, please look at our comprehensive kit list for weekend trips.
Winter trips to Scotland
- Everything you need for a weekend trip, and in addition...
- Hiking boots must be crampon-rated winter boots (B1 or higher)
- A larger rucksack (35 litres or more is ideal)
- Extra warm layers
- Warm hat/balaclava and several pairs of (waterproof) gloves
- Ski goggles
- Extra food (many calories)
- Bivi bag / orange survival bag
For more details and more useful items, please look at our comprehensive kit list for winter trips.
The club has sufficient crampons and ice axes which members can borrow for the trips. Please note: everyone who intends to join us on a winter trip must attend the Winter Trip Safety/Skills Briefing before they are allowed on the trip.