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Maps required for teams entering the 50mile routes:

  • - OS Explorer Maps 181, 171 and 172

Maps required for teams entering the 50km route:

  • - OS Explorer Maps 181, 171 and 172

Maps required for teams entering the 30km route:

  • - OS Explorer Maps 181 and 172

To comply with the rules each team must carry two sets of each of the maps listed above for your team's event - two sets of OS Explorer maps.

Each person must wear or carry at all times on the walk:

  • Suitable clothing for weather conditions (no denim clothing) which must include each of the following items:
    • Waterproof garments to cover the whole body including the head (Durable Water Repellent DWR garments cannot be used as waterproof garments).
    • Three layers of clothing for the upper body (in addition to the waterproofs).
    • Long trousers or similar to cover the lower body (no denims)
    • Boots or walking shoes to give protection from the elements (suitability of footwear will be entirely at the discretion of the Kit Check teams)
    • Hat to cover the ears
    • Gloves or Mittens
    • A high visibility jacket or vest. This item must be worn or be clearly visible in times of darkness or low natural light or when instructed to do so by a walk official.
    • The supplied tracker band on their wrist. This must remain there until collected at the Finish Control
  • Day sack containing:
    • Emergency rations (glucose, sweets, chocolate, nuts, raisins etc.)
    • Survival bag minimum 500 gauge
    • Drinking water
    • Mug
    • Head torch with spare batteries
    • Whistle
    • Personal first aid kit, it should have plenty of plasters and blister plasters as they are the most commonly used items. It should also include at least one bandage for sprains. Don’t forget to include any personal medication that you may need.

All teams must carry:

  • Two sets of the OS maps for the chosen route (see top of page) Maps must either be waterproof or in a map case.
  • Two compasses (Silva or similar)
  • At least two mobile phones which must be fully charged at the start of the event and must be switched on throughout the event.
  • Both mobile phones need to have the what3words app downloaded.
  • The mobile phone number must be given to the member of staff at registration.
  • Emergency Shelter - A basic emergency shelter to protect your team from the weather conditions. Sometimes called a Bothy Bag and made by a number of manufacturers including Terra Nova and RAB. But if you do not have one or do not want to purchase one, a cheaper alternative is to use just the flysheet of a two man tent you can keep it in its bag or better still in a small dry bag that can be compressed down, you just need the flysheet, the poles, pegs and inner tent can all be left at home.

Suggested items you may also need for the weekend:

  • Sleeping bag, mat and pillow
  • Wash kit to freshen up
  • Change of clothes
  • Change of footwear.

Please note that the walking boots / shoes you use for the event will be taken from you at the Finish Control on returning to the finish and placed in a bin bag with your team number. The bag can be collected when you leave - please do not forget it! This policy allows us to keep the venue clean, reducing our workload prior to departure at the end of the event.