Hiking in Perthshire: Packing the essentials

Hiking in Perthshire: Packing the essentials

If you’re visiting Perthshire then you may have your eye on one of the stunning hiking trails in the area, or maybe you’re feeling adventurous and want to go and create your own adventure. Either way, before you get those boots on, have a look at our guide designed to help you with packing the essentials.

So, what do you need to bring when hiking in Perthshire? 

MAP AND COMPASS

An essential for all hikers who don’t want to run the risk of getting lost is to pack a map and compass. If you’re doing a trail you’re not familiar with a map and compass are your best friends.

Remember to get a waterproof case for your map as well!

SUN PROTECTION

No, really. Perthshire may not be the Costa Del Sol but you’ll still be spending a lot of time outside so it’s important to pack that sun screen and protect yourself from the suns harsh rays.

LIGHT AND WHISTLE

For one reason or another there’s every chance you might find yourself lost (remember your map and compass!) or stuck somewhere when hiking. Be prepared for the unexpected and bring a torch and loud whistle to make it easier for people to find you at night.

FOOD AND WATER

Make sure when hiking to pack an extra day or twos worth of food and water just in case you end up spending more time out than first expected. It’s essential to keep hydrated and your energy levels up.

FIRST AID KIT

Hiking is a great way to relax and you don’t want to be worried about all the things that could go wrong but it’s better to be safe than sorry. Pack a first aid kit to help with any minor injuries that might happen.

FIRE MATERIALS

You never know when you might need to start a fire when exploring the Perthshire wilderness. It’s handy to buy a firesteel, which is a flint-like device that throws a lot of sparks and makes starting your fire so much easier. Alternatively bring some matches and a lighter and put them in a waterproof case.

INSULATION

Whether you’re climbing some hills or deciding to camp out overnight, it’s essential to stay warm so pack some extra layers to keep cosy.

TENT

It’s always useful to bring a tent with you as you may decide during your hike that you want to stay out overnight. Perthshire is home to some beautiful scenery and there’s many great locations to camp.

If you’re not looking to camp in a tent, however, why not try your very own glamping pod where you get to mix luxury with all the benefits of camping.

Get in touch with Kennacoil here to book a glamping pod or cottage near to some of the best hiking trails in Perthshire.

 

 


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