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What To Bring With You

Here is a list of what you should bring with you for a day out, especially for the longer Hiking Experiences where we will be in open terrain and for longer hours! I will update you on what the weather is looking like closer to your adventure and anything specific to your booking, but, this is Scotland and the Inner Hebrides and the conditions can change rapidly so it is always best to be prepared! 

If you don’t have a piece of kit, please get in touch in advance and I’ll see if I have a spare or can source one that you can borrow for the day. 

The essentials:

  • Rucksack 

  • Boots or good trail or fell shoes with soles which will grip on rock, grass and mud 

  • Waterproof jacket (with hood)

  • Waterproof over trousers   

  • Thermal top

  • Fleece top

  • Warm hat and extra Buff 

  • Gloves or mitts

  • Spare layer e.g. fleece top

  • Food & Drink (sandwiches, cereal bars, chocolate, 1 litre of water or tea)

  • Fully charged mobile phone

  • Any personal medication 

In sunny weather:

  • Sunhat

  • Sun cream

  • Sunglasses

In midge season (May - September roughly):

  • Midge repellent (Smidge, you can purchase on Raasay Community Shop or Raasay House)

  • Midge net

Optional:

I will always be carrying the following safety items, you may wish to have your own as it is good practice but it is not necessary

  • Compass

  • Map

  • Watch 

  • Head Torch

  • Emergency survival bag and Group Shelter

  • Whistle

  • First Aid Kit

  • Spare energy gels

Don't forget your camera, or have plenty storage space on your phone for all the amazing pictures you will take during the day!