Kit List

Kit List

Kit List

Be smart about what you bring with you and leave any non essentials at home. Each section has a maximum weight limit but if you pack correctly then it shouldn’t really matter at all.


  • Weight Limit: 6kg / 13lb

Essential kit should be packed in a daypack, and your team equipment consisting of your tent, cooker, fuel, evening meal and breakfast should be packed in a separate rucksack; clearly marked with your team number. This will be transported to the Basecamp ready for you to pitch on arrival.

Pathfinder Plus and Explorers

  • Pathfinder Plus Weight Limit: 8kg / 17.5lb
  • Explorers Weight Limit: 10kg / 22lb

All of your kit should be packed into the rucksacks being carried by the team. Your team will register, have your packs weighed, and then asked if you have all the items required.

To be able to start Cheshire Hike, you will need to show everything in bold below, and carry under the weight limit above. There will be points available for having the correct equipment.

Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls