Lake District National Park What to Pack

  • Do you want me in or out?
    Do you want me in or out?
    by Bigs
  • okay- the sun does come out sometimes
    okay- the sun does come out sometimes
    by DOUGALSMUM
  • Use sponge hammers
    Use sponge hammers
    by Arm-Chair-Hero

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    Hiking Essentials

    by barryg23 Written Jun 7, 2007

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    Typical Lake District Path!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: iking boots are necessary for most hikes and climbs in the Lake District. On some of our hikes we found the path often disappeared in places (see picture) below water or bog-land. Hiking boots are also good when walking over unpaved, stony ground or on any of the many scree slopes.

    Waterproof clothing is vital as the Lake District is one of the wettest places in the UK and what starts out as a nice day can quickly change. It can get windy and old on ridges and fell summits so bringing many layers of clothing is a good idea.

    When hiking in the Lake District a compass and Ordnance Survey map are essential. There are no signposts on the trails and it’s easy to lose your way. There are many trails where you might not meet anybody and it is easy to follow the wrong path. It's also important to carry sufficient food and water for your hike as there is nowhere to buy anything out on the trails.

    Miscellaneous: When hiking in the Lake District a compass and OS map are essential. There are no signposts on the trails and it’s easy to lose your way. There are many trails where you might not meet anybody and it is easy to follow the wrong path. It's also important to carry sufficient food and water for your hike as there is nowhere to buy anything out on the trails.

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    Be prepared ....

    by Ben-UK Written Apr 12, 2006

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Well I suppose you don't get a lot of lakes without a lot of rain, so do come prepared -- the weather can change quickly and soon after blue skies you can have torrential rain, so bring warm, waterproof clothes and comfortable, waterproof walking shoes.

    Photo Equipment: Don't forget your camera, the scenery is fantastic.

    Related to:
    • Backpacking
    • Hiking and Walking
    • National/State Park

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    Waterproofs

    by cmak Updated Apr 8, 2004

    Luggage and bags: Make sure your bag is showerproof

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It could get quite wet even up in the mountains, if this is your first attempt.. expect rain, hail in early spring.. make sure your hiking shoes are good waterproof ones! Some muddy or grassy lands had water up to my mid-calves! Yes I was hiking in water-filled shoes :P

    Miscellaneous: Torch, blister plasters, waterproof gloves, hat, plus showerproof jacket etc (as always)!

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    An extremely helpfull publication

    by DOUGALSMUM Updated Mar 24, 2004

    Miscellaneous: Whilst I was in the lake district I picked up a magazine called "LAKES AND CUMBRIA TODAY", It only cost £1.00 and it was a brilliant source of information, where to eat, where to stay, where to visit, safety tips and it even has details of walks with maps!- I t is gonna be my essential companion whenever I visit the lake district from now on.

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    Prepare for changeable weather

    by DOUGALSMUM Updated Feb 10, 2004
    okay- the sun does come out sometimes

    Luggage and bags: A rucksack is ssential for your picnic lunch/ water etc- even if you are not much of a walker you are bound to go walking here.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good walking shoes/ boots- trainers are not enough.Also good waterproofs, it rains a lot here. Warm hat and gloves for the higher peaks, plenty of dry comfortable clothes to walk in.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Blister treatments, insect repellants, treatments for bites/ scratches.

    Photo Equipment: Twice as much as you think that you will need- the scenery is so stunning you will never stop taking photos wherever you go.

    Miscellaneous: Plenty of good maps- also do your research before you go, its easy to get lost.

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    Clothing

    by Arm-Chair-Hero Updated Aug 19, 2003

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    Use sponge hammers

    Luggage and bags: A back pack is a good idea as usuall

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comftable shoes for walking

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Cream for insect bites....one of us got stung by a wasp.

    Photo Equipment: Lots and lots of photos.....you cant take enough

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Camping is pretty good......prepare for big changes in temperature........it can change very rapidly

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  • margaretvn's Profile Photo

    good outdoor clothing.

    by margaretvn Written Jun 8, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: a day pack that allows you to carry food and drink with you if walking.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: good walking shoes are very necessary if you plan on doing any hill walking. Plus warm waterproof outdoor clothing because the weather can change quickly.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: sun cream is neccesary if you are planning on being out walking all day.

    Photo Equipment: lots of films because the views are wonderful and you WILL take more photos than you thought you would.

    Related to:
    • Adventure Travel
    • Mountain Climbing
    • Hiking and Walking

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    Hike the Hills

    by hayward68 Written Mar 21, 2003

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    A Cow in Formal Wear ;-)

    Luggage and bags: If you're on a proper hiking trip then a backpack/rucksack is the preferred method for carrying your luggage. A small day pack for your hikes is useful for carrying your lunch, camera and other bits and pieces needed.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Sturdy hiking boots or shoes, a waterproof coat and several layers of clothing depending on the weather.
    Informal wear is quite fine though the cows seemed to be dressed in cumberbunds!

    Photo Equipment: A camera with a good zoom lens for finding pics of cows.

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    • Hiking and Walking

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    Don't forget your walking shoes

    by binnie Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: A rucksack is useful to carry sandwiches, plasters and a bottle of water.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Something waterproof. A fleece is very useful to bring too. They are very warm items and can look trnedy if need be.
    A good pair of walking boots and socks might be needed. The Lakes is very very popular with walkers. Nobody really dresses up during the day.
    For night time, maybe a nice pair of trousers and blouse/top.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Deodorant, plasters, bandages. Paracetomol and sore throat lozenges.

    Photo Equipment: Digital Camera or binoculars

    Miscellaneous: A portable stool. We bought a couple from Army and Navy store. Can keep them in your rucksack.

    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking

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    Packing List

    by mcharlton Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Don't over pack because most of the time you will be carrying your own luggage.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring rain gear and warm layers of clothing.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Just bring basic items since if there is an emergency you will always have a store somewhere to get your items that are needed.

    Photo Equipment: Bring your photo equipment or you will be sorry.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Don't forget rain gear.

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  • Bigs's Profile Photo

    Be well prepared for all weathers

    by Bigs Written Jan 12, 2005

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    Do you want me in or out?

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: You should always expect rain in the mountains. See Steve is well prepared.....

    Photo Equipment: Take your cam, there are always great sceneries around the next corner.

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