Events - equipment needed and other details

These boots are made for walking

Many of our walks include uneven, slippery or rocky ground and paths. Paths up on the fells are not smoothly tarmaced and can be bumpy! We have labelled all walks with either 'appropriate footwear advisable' or 'appropriate footwear essential':

Appropriate footwear advisable

Wear sensible footwear for support and comfort.

Appropriate footwear essential

Walking boots, giving ankle support and grip, are essential on most 'moderate', 'hard' and all 'very hard' graded routes.

At the discretion of leaders, approach type footwear may be accepted, subject to route, weather and walker's experience. You may be turned away if not appropriately equipped.

Walking equipment required

Bring warm, waterproof and windproof clothing and equipment to suit the walk and the season. Our checklist for walkers can help.

Other details

So what do some of the phrases that appear on event details actually mean?

Suitable for people with limited mobility

Suitable for non-wheelchair users. For more advice please call  (calls are charged at your operator’s local call rate).

Suitable for visually impaired people

Most Easy walks are suitable. We may be able to provide a sighted guide for some walks. Guide dogs welcome. For more details please call .

Suitable for hearing impaired people

The majority of our events are suitable. Please call (calls are charged at your operator’s local call rate) for more details.

Suitable for wheelchairs

Routes on events which mention this are generally even and well-maintained. Please  call us for more advice on  (calls are charged at your operator’s local call rate).

Well-behaved dogs allowed

When this appears in a description, well-behaved dogs on leads are allowed. Guide dogs are welcome too.

Packed lunch

Bring enough food and drink for the type and duration of the activity. 


Just turn up

No need to book. Maximum group numbers do apply though, so turn up early to avoid disappointment. Car parking charges may apply.

Booking advised 

 Book in advance to secure a place. Payment is required at time of booking.

Booking essential

Book in advance to secure a place. Payment is required at the time of booking. Call  0845 272 0004 (Calls cost 2p per minute plus your phone company's access charge)