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We grabbed a quick chat with Product Manager Chloe Knott, who has years of trekking experience and found out her must-have walking kit and essential items to take on a walking holiday.

Kit List for Walking Holidays

Technical socks

walking socksAdult hiking socks from £3.99, Decathlon 

It’s definitely worth spending money on getting the perfect pair! These quick-drying socks will allow your feet to breathe and help protect against chafing.

A good set of waterproofs (breathable and light)

The Essential Walking Kit ListWomen’s Bayeur Jacket £55, Cotswold Outdoor 

The weather in the mountains can change very quickly so always keep these in your backpack.

High-factor sunscreen

The Essential Walking Kit ListRiemann P20 sun protection £24.99, from high street stores like Boots and Superdrug 

Trekking often takes you up to a higher altitude, so it is vital to protect your skin from harmful sunrays.

A pack of Compeed (gel plasters)

The Essential Walking Kit ListCompeed blister-relief plasters £4.99, from high street stores like Boots and Superdrug 

Great for avoiding blisters, and for soothing skin when they strike!

Walking boots

The Essential Walking Kit ListMen’s Quest Origins Boot £129, Cotswold Outdoor 

A lightweight, waterproof and spiky hiking boot with good grip and water resistance will keep you on the move on any terrain.

Neckwarmer or buff

The Essential Walking Kit ListTurtle Fur Chelonia 150 Neckwarmer Cosmopolitan £12.50, Glide & Slide 

Handy and multipurpose, you can use this as a headband, sweatband or to cover your mouth when trekking through dusty sections of track.

Don’t forget – Exodus customers get 15% off outdoor kit at Cotswold Outdoor (discount not valid on sale items).

Prefer to explore on two wheels rather than two feet? Check out our cycling kit list instead!

Browse some of our walking holidays below and plan your adventure.