What to bring?
We advise the following:
Jods/breeches for 6 days riding, min 2 pairs jods
Riding Hat (to current safety standards) and gloves
Socks, undies, toiletries as per usual to include sunscreen, midge repellant and a few plasters for any blisters!!! A torch can be of use, headtorches are best!
A choice of tops to encompass both foul weather and fair.... this ride will venture onto the fells, so any mountaineering equipment would be advised, thermal top(s) in case of poor weather, T-shirts or suntops (use sunscreen if you do!) may be useful, the weather in the Lakes cannot be pre-determined and we have had occasional wet spells!!!!
A fleece and/or a sweatshirt or two...
Good waterproofs - we have found over years of off-road riding that the long trail coats do work even if they make a shorter person (like myself!) resemble a dalek! We have coat rolls for the backs of the saddle, we can take them with us daily.
Footwear!!!! Please do not wear flat soled plastic riding boots, if you have to get off and lead your horse you will spend most of your time on your derriere, ideally an off road/all terrrain riding boot with half chaps although a good walking boot with half chaps works well for me. You must have a distinct heel for safety reasons. A good long boot ie some of the Mountain Horse or Ariat ranges amongst others where there is a good sole to provide grip would also be adequate. You must be comfortable!
Evening wear ie casual clothes to relax / have dinner in, whatever you would usually bring.
Other useful odds to bring include a camera (in a plastic waterproof bag!), a torch, some folk bring their laptops to download photos onto (in main luggage), a good book to relax with, spare cash to buy... whatever... a beer, ice cream... etc. and a sleeping bag - if you have one and/or space to bring it - for the High Wallabarrow night!!
If you possess any high visability clothing please bring and wear it although we do supply tabards automatically.