Cumbria Way kit list

Cumbria Way: Ulverston to Carlisle. 2013.

Length: 73 miles / 120 km. Month: May. Weather: mostly dry with some hail. Accommodation: Hostels and camping barns. Pack weight: 14lb / 6.5kg inclusive.

The walk was done in two parts because of a foot injury at Keswick so I changed a few items of kit for the second half. This was not a backpacking trip but I used budget accommodation such as hostels and a camping barn.

(1) = Part 1 of the walk Ulverston to Keswick & (2) = Part 2 Keswick to Carlisle

Clothes

Clothes (worn):

  • Salomon approach shoes (1) Lowa Renegade boots (2)
  • Superfeet insoles
  • Gelert trousers (1) Craghopper trousers (2)
  • Bridgedale summer socks
  • Helly Hansen base layer top
  • Berghaus fleece top
  • Buff
  • Pac mac (1) Berghaus jacket (2)

Clothes (carried):

  • Helly Hansen base layer leggings
  • Marmon base layer top
  • Spare pair Bridgedale summer socks
  • Karrimor Sandals
  • Fleece beanie

Kit

General

  • Gossamer Gear Mariposa rucksack
  • 1.5L Water bottle
  • Harvey map
  • Sea to summit map case which split (1) Ortlieb map case (2)
  • Silva 4 compass
  • Plastic whistle
  • Simple penknife
  • Gaiters
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Loo stuff
  • 2 mini carabiners
  • Assorted Exped dry bags

Camping: (As this was for a camping barn, no tent was necessary)

  • PHD Minim Sleeping Bag
  • Thermarest Neo air X Lite

Household:

  • Jetboil stove and gas
  • Green sponge
  • Coffee press
  • Lighters
  • Rubbish Bags
  • Titanium Mug
  • Titanium Spork

First Aid Kit

  • Rehydration sachets
  • Blister bandages
  • Painkillers
  • Plasters
  • Antiseptic cream

Tech:

  • Phone
  • External battery
  • Camera (Began using phone instead)
  • Camera spare battery
  • Phone charger cable & plug
  • Petzl Tikka headtorch, pouch and spare batteries
  • Small headphones
  • Spare mobile
  • LDWA GPX route download as back up to map

Toiletries:

  • Small Exped drybag
  • Toothbrush and case
  • Toothpaste mini
  • 50ml biodegradable  soap
  • MSR towel
  • Earplugs

Food:

  • Dehydrated main meal & breakfast
  • 10 sugar sachets
  • 10 teabags
  • 10 Coffee bags
  • Bag of trail-mix

Personal:

  • Wallet
  • Money & cards
  • Stamps
  • Itinerary
  • Glasses & case

There is some advice on ways to lighten your pack weight on my page about backpacking gear.

Keswick

Keswick from the Cumbria Way