Keep warm and dry.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: I've climbed a lot of things but I love the walk up Glastonbury Tor, it isn't always sunny, in fact I've been up there in thick snow and torrential rain so my advice is to always take warm and waterproof clothing, stout boots and if you possibly can, a thermos of tea and a mobile phone just in case. This isn't the alps but people have slipped off the side of the hill in bad weather and been hurt, I've seen tourists walking up there in the most awful weather in fashion jackets and trainers, no hats, no water-proof clothing. It can take longer than you think to get up, take photos and get down again, be prepared and keep warm or you'll just be miserable.
Photo Equipment: Great views in all directions from the top of the Tor but bad weather can ruin equipment. If you are filming use a wind sock on your Microphone.
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Miscellaneous: These things are essential for your trip to Glastonbury!
1. A whale (If travelling from abroad do check your luggage allowance before departure)
2. Plaintive music for the whale to sing (Nothing too modern. Whales actively dislike Britney Spears)
3. Rechargeable batteries for your camera
4. Rechargeable crystals for your soul
5. Moustache wax (optional)
6. Inhaler *
* In this case chaps, I jest not! I happen to suffer an asthmatic reaction to certain annoying things - cat hair, fresh paint, and perfumes. And there's the rub - perfume! Glastonbury and many of it's shops are heady with the aroma of perfumed candles, joss sticks and incense. So much so that swathes of High Street pavement seem suffused with the stuff. So if you want to enjoy wandering around the shops, do take your puffer with you!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring Clothes for sun and rain. In 2005 it rained for the first time in weeks and most people were left unprepaired. Wellington Boots and raincoats sold out in an hour or so and most people were either walking around barefoot or with bagos on their feet. Unsurprisingly, in the months after the festival many people reported symptoms much less serious but not too dis-similar to that of Trenchfoot.
For some reason the organisers didn't lay down any hay until the Sunday when most people had already ruined all their feet/shoes/trousers.
BRING BOOTS.... I can't stress that enough. Even if it's hot and dry, tens of thousands of people trampling on the same bits of grounds causes mud and lots of it.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring all your necessary medicines although their are first aid tents if you get stuck. Bring your own toilet paper too and lots of sunscreen.
Photo Equipment: Lots of film.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Mosp people bring 2 man tents as they are spacious but don't take up much room (we all need to share the space). If there's lots of you consider a small marquee and definitely bring camping chairs... sitting on the floor all weekend can become annoying.
Miscellaneous: Again... BOOTS AND TOILET PAPER!!!! Also, bring your own food and don't forget your ticket! Cigarettes are expensive here too so bring enough if you smoke.
If you choose to bring a mobile phone there's an Orange tent that'll charge it for you for a small donation to charity.
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