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This is my setting-off gear list for my walk from Dover to Cape Wrath, wild camping every night. You can follow my progress on the walk here.

Wild camping in Scotland on my Dover to Cape Wrath walk

I’m planning on changing a number of items as I travel up through England. The first planned changes will be as I start the Pennine Way, and then again as I enter Scotland on the Scottish National Trail. I intend to add an extra layer or two, depending on the weather. I also change my footwear to boots and waterproof socks in Scotland.

You can read a full post walk review of the gear used here.

 Dover to Cape Wrath: Summer 2020 (+8 to +30)
RucksackAtomPacks -Prospector – 60L (Changed during the walk)1050
TentTarptent Notch Li554
Bag for above – Tarptent dyneema tent bag               12
Pegs – various sizes including bag and spares 117
Sleep system        Sleeping Bag – PHD Delta 150 (Only just warm enough)392
Sleeping bag liner – merino (Absolutely love it) 282
Bag for sleeping bag liner – dyneema13
Sleeping mat – Klymit Inertia O Zone inc. pillow                    358
Sleeping mat – Klymit Inertia X Lite small                   150
Bag for sleeping mats – dyneema13
Dry bag for all above – Sea to Summit 13L28
Cook bagStove – Vargo Titanium Triad multifuel stove (meths)30
Windbreak and alloy base43
Pot + Lid – Evernew 600ml92
Mug – Alpkit 400ml62
Knife – Deejo Naked pocket knife15
Spoon – Esbit titanium long handle 18
Gas Lighter 21
Bag for above – Sea to Summit XS15
Zip Cell Charging leads 4 Phone/Headtorch & iPod53
Paper + Pen                      50
Spare kitchen roll and Antibacterial wet wipes
Reading glasses & soft case35
Face masks x 2 in bag (Covid-19)8
Midge head net in bag (Needed a lot more than expected on the walk)9
First Aid Kit + Mirror + Tick removal tool233
Repair and Spares Kit 100
Wash Kit – inc. Towel and Soap Leaves95
Bag – Dyneema Zip Cell30
ClothingSocks – Rohan merino52
Socks – Darn Tough Hiker – 61% merino           75
Bag for socks – dyneema6
Base/Midlayer – Inov-8 AT/C hoody 95% merino (Slept in it when cold)250
Midlayer – Icebreaker Hybrid Merino Vest (Changed during the walk)245
Jacket – Montane windproof (Changed during the walk) 160
Jacket – Montane waterproof (Changed during the walk) 221
Jacket – Mountain Warehouse Ghost Whisperer down (Changed during the walk)213
Overtrousers – EDZ Innershell windproof leggings (Changed during the walk)64
Head Band – Buff Coolnet UV+                15
Drybag for above – Gram-Counter Gear 30L (Changed during the walk)60
Outside pack iPod and ear phones  (Got wet and stopped working, so sent home)156
and in pocketsBag for iPod – Dyneema 1L drybag12
Phone/Camera/GPS/Mapping – Ulefone Armor  (Worked perfectly, love it)361
Compass 34
Head torch – Petzl Bindi rechargable   2/3/50hrs35
Water bottle – 2L Evernew                                  40
Wine bottle – Platypus PlatyPreserve 800ml (Refilled with wine or Sloe Gin) 23
Waterfilter – MSR Guardian Water Purifier Pump     (wet)640
Bag for waterfilter – MSR66
Hydration reservoir and tube – Platypus (Changed during the walk)103
Sitmat – Thermarest Z-Seat57
Toilet bagkitchen roll and antibacterial wipes     56
Trowel – The Duece 2     (Ground often too hard to dig in summer)16
Dry bag for above – Dyneema 1L 12
                                                                                                      TOTAL =6850g
Gear worn or
carried in hands
Shoes – Inov-8 Roclite G 275 size uk 9  (Very good and made it into Scotland)
Boots – Salomon X Ultra mid 3 Aero (Worn through Scotland)
Insoles – Superfeet green 98
Mini gaiters – OR Thru gaiters (Didn’t need much)55
Socks – Darn Tough Light Hiker 43% merino (Worn most of the time)55
Underwear – Rohan Alpha silver briefs (Changed for my EDZ Briefs)51
Baselayer – Rohan Equator Shirt and Icebreaker merino shirt (Alternated weekly)184
Trousers – Rohan GR Explorers               (Changed during the walk)287
Sun hat – Rohan 100
Walking Poles – 2 x Fizan 354
Watch – Lorus64
Wallet – Cash, credit/debit cards, ID in plastic bag100
                                                                                                     TOTAL =1918g
ConsumablesWater            1kg per litre
Fuel – Methylated spirit500
Loo Roll (kitchen roll)  100
Antibacterial wet wipes   40217
All layers can be worn together if needed.
Dover to Cape Wrath Gear List

If items on the gear list are no longer available, I have linked to similar products.

Further Reading

My full review of all the gear used on my Dover to Cape Wrath walk

Cape Wrath Trail gear list 2022

LEJOG and 3 Peaks walk Gear List

Socks Review – Darn Tough, Teko and Bridgdale 

Inov-8 Rocfly G 390 boots review

My Roclite G 345 and 400 GTX V2 boots comparison review

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3 Replies to “Dover to Cape Wrath gear list”

  1. Hello Alex – this is Emma, Mark’s wife. Thanks so much for your message. Mark was hoping you’d get in touch! He enjoyed walking with you very much. He is getting on well still and is now in Scotland (sorry, there’s a time lag on the blog as I have to wait for Mark’s notes!) He is a complete gear nerd (as you probably quickly realised when you met him) and would love to read your gear list. Keep in touch and best wishes, Emma

  2. Found your blog by accident when browsing around the walking forum. And I’m finding it very interesting espcially your statergies for weight control etc. i do have one silly question though and that is why you take kitchen roll instead of toilet paper for those spacial moments? I’m guessing that there’s an environmental reason? All the best.

    1. Hi Kat
      Great question. I’m often carrying a week or more supplies and things can get damp. I find kitchen roll stays together better when wet and you don’t need so much because it’s thicker than toilet roll. Also before every long distance wild camping trip, I can have a fun evening folding each piece of kitchen roll into quarters so it packs nicely into sandwich bags, which then pack nicely into a cell that I use for all my small bags. Wash kit, repair kit, first aid kit etc.

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