What to wear
Wear clothing suitable for the weather conditions and forecast.
A wind/rainproof jacket. Even on a warm day, it can feel cooler offshore.
Fleece style top or t-shirt.
Trousers/shorts (depending on the weather). These may get wet. There are occasions when you might have to wade across pools and channels up to the knees.
Footwear suitable for walking over uneven, wet, and sometimes slippery surfaces. Shoes should be comfortable and well-fitting and ideally with some sort of ankle support. Walking boots or trainers are fine (remember leather boots will get wet with seawater). Wellington boots need to be well-fitting as they can become uncomfortable on a walk of 2 hours or more. Wearing a thick pair of socks or adding an insert sole from a pair of trainers can make a big difference.
We can now loan Wellington Boots or Water-shoes for £1 per pair if booked in advance.
Crocs and socks – this may sound fuddy-duddy, but socks prevent you from getting your skin rubbed by bits of sand. In general, we do not recommend Crocs as they don’t give enough support for the feet.
Sun cream (minimum factor 35).
Personal medication, which you might need. Inform us of any medical or special needs at the time of booking. Remember we will be up to 1.5 miles/2.4 km from shore.
Something to drink/eat is always a good idea.
A small backpack to carry a camera, binoculars, food, and spare clothing.
Walking poles and walking sticks – an excellent option to get greater stability when walking over rocks.
What should Children wear?
Young people can quickly get cold so bring protective clothing (including hats) for the weather conditions if you want your children to be happy. Hats are especially important in sunny weather as are light t-shirts covering shoulders and arms. We walk across pools and channels and we will get wet up to the knees. Wet jeans (or leggings) can be uncomfortable (and cold) when rubbing on children’s legs. Remember to bring some snacks for the children.