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Walking the Beauty
---..of Northumberland

What to wear…


…and what to bring with you, up in the hills of the Northumberland National Park

We must be prepared and have the right clothes and footwear in the hills, where the weather can change very quickly. Please dress for the conditions and be prepared for rain, a shower, or it just getting colder. A quick check of the local weather forecast in the morning will help you decide what to wear and bring, but the following is essential.

Important stuff

  • Walking boots and comfortable socks
  • Polyester cotton trousers; no denim jeans please
  • A waterproof coat, waterproof trousers, a hat and gloves; a sunhat such as a baseball cap for sunny days
  • Sun cream or sun block
  • One bottle of water per person, 1 to 1.5 litres is recommended
  • A spare jumper or fleece; it’s always nice to have a warm top to put on if needed
  • A picnic lunch and some snacks
  • A small rucksack to carry it all in and please put everything inside the rucksack in a plastic bag of some sort; rucksacks are not waterproof

…and what to bring with you, along the coast and in the countryside

It depends on the weather, but dress for the conditions and please be prepared for rain, a shower, or it just getting colder as the weather may change very quickly. A quick check of the local weather forecast in the morning will help you decide what to wear and bring.

Important stuff

  • Walking boots or walking shoes and comfortable socks
  • Denim jeans are not recommended, polyester cotton trousers are best
  • A waterproof coat, a hat and gloves; a sunhat such as a baseball cap for sunny days
  • Sun cream or sun block
  • One bottle of water per person, 1 litre is recommended
  • A spare jumper or fleece; it’s always nice to have a warm top to put on if needed
  • A picnic lunch and some snacks
  • A small rucksack to carry it all in and please put everything inside the rucksack in a plastic bag of some sort; rucksacks are not waterproof

Optional stuff

  • A camera
  • Binoculars
  • Walking poles
  • Gaiters

Top tips

Cameras and mobile phones should be kept dry and are best put inside in a waterproof bag or something like a small tupperware box. A combination of rain and/or condensation can quickly damage your phone or camera.