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What to Pack for Your Yoga & Walking Retreat

WALKING & YOGA ESSENTIALS
  • Walking boots
  • Walking socks
  • Lightweight walking trousers or leggings 
  • A waterproof jacket
  • Waterproof over trousers
  • A warm mid layer top for under your jacket (e.g. a fleece or hoody)
  • Lightweight base layers – walking t-shirts and long sleeve tops
  • A small first aid kit like this Lifesystems Trek First Aid Kit
  • A blister kit
  • A small day backpack (around 20 litres)
  • A reusuable water bottle
  • Your yoga mat
  • Comfortable yoga clothing including a  jumper and cosy socks to keep you warm during our guided relaxations
  • A hat – woolly hat/sun hat depending on the weather!
  • Sunglasses & suncream
  • Your mobile phone & charger (with plug adaptor if travelling from outside the UK)
  • Some cash to buy snacks and souvenirs.
ADDITIONAL ITEMS
  • Swimwear (if you’d like to go for a refreshing dip in the sea or to the spa)
  • Beach towel or sarong
  • A light padded/insulated jacket for walking on dry days or trips in to town.
  • A notebook and pen
  • Walking poles (see below)
  • A great book (or three!)
  • A reusable coffee cup for hot drinks
  • Your camera

Are walking poles necessary?

If you’re comfortable walking 7 miles with some steep descents and ascents, climbing over styles and navigating  muddy fields then don’t feel you have to use walking poles. However if a 7 mile walk feels like quite a stretch, if you feel like you could use a little help to stay balanced while going down steep and sometimes slippery paths, or if you have sensitive knees, hips or ankles walking poles could be very helpful.

EXTRA INFO

You can read more about the essential items to pack for a walking holiday here, and if you want a really comprehensive checklist of everything you could possibly think to pack take a look here.

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