Walking – Check List

Walk preparations

  • plan walking route and duration
  • take note of time tables for transport links
  • study the weather forecast (e.g. online www.weather.com, www.weather-online.com, teletext, local tourist information)
  • take note of important phone numbers
  • let friends or family know about your intended route and the approximate time of return. Don’t forget to let them know that you’re back on returning!
  • charge your mobile phone, camera and GPS receiver 
  • prepare your picnic and drinks

Don’t forget to take

  • Money, vouchers, tickets
  • Route map
  • Raingear
  • Warm clothing and spare gear
  • Sun protection for skin, lips, head and eyes
  • Pen knife
  • Emergency 1st aid kit (with band aid, disinfectant, wound dressings and bandages)
  • Mobile phone
  • Food and drink

Take if you wish

  • Binoculars, camera, GPS receiver, compass
  • Walking poles
  • Toilet roll