It is really up to you what you take, it all depends on where you are walking (so if there are toilet facilities on the route and place to get refreshments) and how long for.
The things I would recommend you invest in are,
- An over the shoulder bag or bumbag
- A Rucksack, and I have recently bought a new one which has little pockets each side so I can put drinks either side of it.
- Ice packs if you are carrying cold food that needs to be kept chilled and other drinks like cans and cartons of juice. Also if you get the bagged like ones you can use these for any sprains caused, and to help your feet to recover on a long distance walk
- Suncream. Honestly even when it appears to be breezy, I would wear it, because you can still burn and can be deceiving. You don’t want to end up being sore and uncomfortable, and you do have to protect your skin for health reasons
- Fully charged mobile just in case you are lost or have had an accident and need medical help
- Debit/credit card and loose change, in case there are stores or a kiosk along the way, should you need to restock on drinks and snacks
- An empty carrier bag or a foldable bag that can be folded down into a purse and then pulled out if you want to change your shoes, as you may decide to change in a pair of flip flops rather than trainers, but just make sure that they are just as comfortable. If it is uneven ground though I would advise to stick with your trainers
Before you plan to do a walk and what you will need, always check the weather beforehand. If there is risk of rain then you will need to pack a umbrella and waterproofs.
If you are on your period then take some Tampons, a menstrual cup or Sanitary Towels.
Should you be quite heavy on your period and you are worried about needing the toilet check before your walk where there are some in case you need to use them.
So lets get up and get going and have a great rest of Sunday until tomorrow when it is Monday once again.
Many thanks for reading,