St Cuthbert’s Way kit list

St. Cuthbert’s Way: Melrose to Holy Island (Lindisfarne). 2013.

Length: 63 miles / 100km. Month: April. Weather: Cool with snow lying. Pack weight: 16lb / 7.25kg including camping kit. Accommodation: Mixture of bed & breakfasts & hostels. Camping kit taken but not used.

Clothes

Clothes (worn)

  • Berghaus Goretex 3 in 1 jacket
  • Gelert trousers
  • Bridgedale winter socks
  • Helly Hansen base layer top
  • Fleece top
  • Winter buff
  • Superfeet insoles
  • Lowa Renegade Boots

Clothes (carried)

  • Karrimor sandals
  • Marmot base layer
  • Beanie & gloves
  • Spare socks
  • Smart fibre smalls

Kit

General

  • 35L Berghaus rucksack (About 20L too small)
  • 1.5 Litre water bottles
  • Harvey map
  • Guidebook (I now read these in advance)
  • Map case
  • Plastic whistle
  • Gaiters
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Rainproof poncho (cheap and rubbish)
  • Silva 4 compass
  • Simple penknife
  • Loo stuff
  • First aid kit
  • Exped dry bags

Camping  (Not needed because of the cold)

  • Force Ten Helium Carbon 100 tent
  • Alpkit Aluminium Y Beam pegs
  • PHD Minim Sleeping bag
  • Thermarest Neo Air X Lite sleeping mat
  • Spare clothes bag as pillow (Not comfortable)
  • Tent-light

Household

  • Jetboil Sol stove & gas (I now take foil mat, windshield and pouch)
  • Green sponge
  • Metal mug
  • Titanium spork (Prefer long handled spoons now)
  • Lighter/s
  • Rubbish bags

Tech

  • Phone
  • Aquapac waterproof phone case
  • External battery & charger
  • Phone charger & plug
  • Camera battery charger (Too many chargers!)
  • Petzl Tikka headtorch, battery & pouch
  • Small headphones
  • Camera (Used phone instead)

Personal

  • Wallet
  • Tickets
  • Itinerary
  • Stamps
  • Cards
  • Watch
  • Glasses & case

Food (Some of this wasn’t needed)

  • 3 dehydrated breakfasts
  • 3 dehydrated main meals
  • 10 sugar sachets
  • Hot drink sachets
  • 1 bag trail-mix

Toiletries

  • XS Exped bag
  • MSR Towel
  • Toothbrush & case
  • Toothpaste mini
  • 50 ml biodegradable soap
  • Earplugs
  • Wipes

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

Wideopen Hill

Wideopen Hill, the highest point on the route