What to bring?

It can be risky if you don’t have the right equipment. Take the worry out of walking by reading through our checklist.

The Basics

  • Hiking Boots/Walking Shoes
  • Hiking Trousers, loose fitting
  • Waterproof Over-Trousers
  • Lightweight backpack (20L to 40L)
  • Warm hat (bring all year round)
  • Gloves (bring all year round)
  • Packed lunch and snacks
  • Hiking Socks, wool is best
  • Foldable Sitting Mat
  • Camera
  • Money (for car sharing, food/beverages afterwards, etc.)

Plus the following in…

Warm weather

  • Lightweight Waterproof Coat
  • Lightweight Fleece
  • Wicking Baselayer/T-shirt, synthetics are best
  • 1.5 Litres Water (min)
  • Sun Lotion
  • Sun Glasses
  • Sun Hat/Cap

Cold weather

  • Heavier Waterproof Coat
  • Medium-weight fleece
  • Warm Baselayer Top
  • Warm Baselayer Trousers (extreme cold only)
  • Small Flask for a hot drink
  • 1 Litre Water (min)


  • Walking Poles
  • Gaiters (helps keep feet and lower legs dry in rain, snow, wet grass and bogland)
  • Neck Gaiter/Buff (helps keep neck and face warm in winter)
  • Torch/Head-Torch, in case we return in darkness/low light



Those participating in these activities should be aware of the risks and accept the responsibility for their own actions and involvement. No responsibility can be accepted by NI Walking Photography Group, members, guests or coordinators of walks for any mishap, which may occur, during a meet.