This is my kit list for the Pilgrims’ Way which I walked in October 2020. The weather was changeable, freezing some mornings and warm in the afternoons and very wet on the last day. I carried all my own gear. This is me setting off from Bath so you can see the size of the pack.
Backpack: Osprey Aura AG 50
Warm beanie hat and peaked cap for sunny days
Neck warmer (also keeps ears protected in the wind)
Face masks (for wearing in shops and hotels and built-up areas)
T-shirts x 7 (+ wear one)
Long-sleeved polyprop layer
Medium fleece top x 2 (wear one) – based on checked weather conditions
Heavier fleece top (in the picture above)
Walking trousers x 2
Jeans x 1 (wear them to travel and in the evenings)
Walking socks x 8 + one pair of waterproof socks (which I really appreciated)
Socks for trainers x 3
Walking shoes (well worn in, seen in the picture above)
Trainers (wear them for travel and evenings)
Warm gloves + waterproof gloves
Dry bags x 3
Guidebook to the route
Maps in waterproof cover
Compass + magnifier with light
Water bottle. (You can drink tap water in England so just fill up where needed).
Mobile phone + phone charger
Kindle and charger
Apple watch charger
Journal + pens
Paper print out of accommodation with all details of the route. I also sent this to my husband and my mum as a safety precaution.
Cash. Necessary for places that were cash-only.
Eye mask + earplugs
Small bag for evening and extra day trips
First aid kit + extra painkillers and blister plasters
Head torch + spare AAA spare batteries