Dartmoor Summer Walk
5 people attending
5 places left
*In conjunction with the Dartmoor Weekend, this day walk offers an additional 9 places open to members who wish to come along just for the daytime*
This day walk will be joining up with those staying in the hostel. The plan will be for (probably) 2 walks on the day - an easier and a slightly harder walk.
The final options will be decided on the day itself and everyone will be given an option to decide which they'd prefer.
There may also be an opportunity for some outdoor climbing in the area if people are interested (and are experienced and have their own kit; please contact the leader to confirm).
We'll meet up actually at the hostel and sort out final plans and options (Day visitors should use the fairly large car park just down the hill from the hostel itself).
If you're booked on the hostel, don't book onto this event - only book on this event if you want to join the group on the Saturday and are NOT staying in the hostel
What to bring
Water: bring at least two litres
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Boots: waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking, trainers are OK if the ground is dry and there’s little chance of rain
Gaiters: recommended for wet weather or boggy conditions
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally no jeans as they become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Gloves: Windproof, or better still, waterproof gloves are the best choice, bring a spare pair if expecting rain
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy and winter days
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch unless otherwise stated
Food & drink
Please bring enough food and drink to last the day.
You'll need a packed lunch and plenty of water plus any snacks you'd like.