Basic must have walking kit requirement
Boots/Shoes...Socks... Walking Trousers,/Shorts Waterproofs... Mid Layers... Packed Lunches..etc,
Boots or trail shoes
If you walk mainly on good-quality paths, trail shoes can be a good lightweight option, but on rougher ground, wear comfortable and supportive boots. In winter, you’ll need stiffer boots, especially if using them with crampons. are the most important purchase you will make. they should purchased with comfort in mind rather than cost. They are better if waterproof and breathable.
Wear cushioned, wicking walking socks. These come in various different weights (thicknesses) for different conditions and seasons. Many walkers opt to wear a pair of thin liner socks and a thicker outer pair.
In Britain, it’s always advisable to carry a hooded, waterproof jacket, sometimes called a ‘hard shell’. This provides windproof weather protection. even a Pancho
Lightweight yet rugged trousers, made from a quick-drying fabric. not jeans, as they take a long time to dry and wet jeans can cause chaffing
The traditional midlayer is a polyester fleece, which is light, warm, soft and quick-drying. Other midlayers include ‘hard face’ fleeces and softshell jackets (which have a durable, windproof outer), hybrid garments (to warm your core and wick sweat in areas like the underarms) and ‘active insulation’ midlayers (loosely-woven insulation that offers lightweight warmth but excellent breathability).
Insulated jacket (optional extra)
In cold conditions, you can wear an insulated down or synthetic jacket instead of or in addition to a midlayer. This can be a useful spare layer to carry in your pack too, to put on during rest stops.
Rucksacks./Bumbags. for day walks, with comfortable straps ,as long as its big enought to hold all day walking kit.
Gaitors.. These are waterproof covers for your boots, they are not essential but a good idea to keep your feet dry, and can reduce mud getting on your trouser bottoms.
Walking Poles. A personel choice, good in muddy conditions, and are said to reduce stress on knee joints and good for testing puddle depth/hacking down nettles
First aid kit. A small basic first aid kit. You can but these ready made in Tesco, Boots or just make your own up.
Whistle. Any type of whistle,(as long as its loud) ensure it is on a length of string.