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The following are kit I have found to be excellent. They are my recommendations which I hope you find useful.
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Waterproof Jacket
Waterproof Jacket

Berghaus Mera Peak IA
Enjoy unparalleled comfort and protection in this classic mountain jacket. This is Berghaus top-of-the-range 2-layer GORE-TEX waterproof for four season hillwalking and now features a New shorter length InterActive zip for greater versatility. To...
179.99 GBP

This jacket may be expensive but imagine it lasts 10 years. Thats £18 a year for a fantastic jacket! Now thats a bargain
If you are just travelling in the summer you might be wanting a less capable jacket, I would however recommend a sound investment in a quality jacket.

Berghaus C7 1 Series Rucksack
Using Berghaus innovative BioFlex backsystem this is a great pack for trekkers and travellers. Berghaus have designed the BioFlex backsystem to work in harmony with your body's natural movement.
99.99 GBP
Excellent Rucksack from one of the best manufacturers in the business. If you don't have a trustworthy rucksack one from this range is highly recommended
Welcome. I have been asked to write this column to help you to choose the right gear for the journey along what I can honestly say is the best long distance route in Britain.

Walking Equipment and other useful Gear

The most important thing to remember when walking the Coast to Coast is bring the right gear. This will make or break your enjoyment of this wonderful walk.

The lighter the load, the better.

Below is a kit list of all the equipment I take with me, I have added some links and reviews of kit which I feel has been extremely useful to me. I've put my comments alongside this gear to explain its use.

Remember, even in the height of summer you still need adequate warm water proof clothing. If you intend to cover some of the walk in the colder times of year you must ensure you bring winter gear.

Please note, I have set up links to websites where you can buy the relevant gear.

Waterproof Jacket Rucsac (50 litre max)
Waterproof Trousers Maps/Route Guides/Accommodation
Walking Poles Socks
Fleece Wicking Tops x 3
Spare Boot Laces Shorts/trousers
Rucsac Liner Gaiters
Spare plastic bags Water Bottle
Underwear First Aid Kit
Small Towel Torch (preferably a head torch)
Washthings T-brush, soap etc. Walking Boots (fabric in summer, leather in autumn/winter)
Camera Compass
Blisteze Whistle
Sun lotion/Sun hat Wallet
YHA membership card Money (cash)
Camera Mobile Phone
Watch Survival Bag
Map Case Emergency Food
Gloves Hat
Thermals Extra Socks


Petzl Tikka Headtorch
Light emitting Diode (LED) technology in its most attractive package yet and at only 70g it's one of Petzl's smallest lightest headtorch. Powered by three AAA cells users can expect up to 200 hours of light from one set. For a cool even spread of lig...
24.99 GBP
Petzl Myo XP Headtorch
Always leading the way with headtorches the new Myo XP provides complete convenience and ease of use in a lightweight unit. The high-output LED gives a clear beam up to 65m while a simpler flip diffuser lens allows for easy proximity lighting. With u...
49.99 GBP
Petzl Tikka XP Headtorch
Extreme power in a lightweight design new for winter 2005 the Tikka XP uses a single high-output LED to provide a strong focused beam and has a slide over diffuser lens that spreads the beam for better short range usage. With three power setting prov...
34.99 GBP

The best place to buy your equipment is in a specialist shop. I recommend... (click the graphic to visit their store)

Cotswold Outdoor Highly regarded specialist outdoor equipment company. Several stores across the country. If you can get along to one of their shops they also give out specialist advice on equipment.

Field & Trek Field & Trek are a specialist outdoor company with may outlets across the UK. More mainstream than Cotswold they do have an excellent range of gear.



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