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Present ideas for coast to coast walkers

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UntamedShrew Sat 29-Nov-14 08:46:41

My DDad is doing the Coast to coast walk (northern England) next year and I'd like to get him a few bits for his trip. Beyond walking socks and Kendal mint cake, I'm stumped! Any ideas..?

Slowdownsally Sat 29-Nov-14 08:50:45

Caribiner belt clips with mini torch or compass.
Waterproof map bag
Thermal mug
Guide book

Fadingmemory Sat 29-Nov-14 08:56:01

Wainwright's book, compass, sun hat/hand warmers depending on season, water bottle, clips for the outside of his rucksack, waterproof bags for phone, map etc (they come in several sizes), pedometer.

PedlarsSpanner Sat 29-Nov-14 09:05:09

Plasters in a tin

Jenijena Sat 29-Nov-14 09:10:43

Basically, just go to a cotswold shop. A sturdy water bottle might be good.

UntamedShrew Sat 29-Nov-14 09:18:47

These are great, thank you! We don't have any Cotswold shops locally but I'm hoping my local Blacks will come up with some of that excellent list smile

fasterthanthewind Sat 29-Nov-14 09:23:03

compeed blister plasters - amazing!

MissLurkalot Sat 29-Nov-14 09:47:29

Anything clothing wise that can protect you from the wind! I'm no expert, just currently on holiday in Cornwall and the wind is quite terrifying and very very noisy! So maybe ear muffs?

Timeforabiscuit Sat 29-Nov-14 09:54:16

Compeed plasters,

Naice walking socks (not red, unless he is very experienced its a thing apparently confused)

Perhaps a walking stick - but make sure he can return it if its the wrong length.

Nice base layers (depending on season he's walking it) or sleeping bah liner, bandana, sunglasses.

"Gourmet" pouch food or trail mix stuff

Anything you get, make sure its as light weight as you can afford - I heartily resented my maglight torch for its ridiculous weight!

Sukebind Sat 29-Nov-14 18:33:42

Bounce protein ball things. The coconut macadamia one is lush!

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