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This is a list of all the gear I took on my 312km (194m) Wainwright’s Remote Lakeland walk and wild-camping trip. The walk took me 10-days but it’s probably best walked in 12. I carried all my gear for the freedom of not having to do set a mileage each day or have to drop down off the hills to accommodation, and was glad I did as I enjoyed some amazing wild camps.

The weather was fantastic, with temperatures varying between -3 to +6C over night and up to 17C during the day. I had some snow showers during the first two days, then light winds, sunshine and no rain at all for the rest of the trip. Not bad for 10 days in the Lake District in April!

My gear list was perfect for the trip and I wouldn’t change anything. The main weight was food, as I set out with enough for the whole trip. I carried enough for 12 days which is probably best to allow for this walk, but I overdid it and walked it in 10 days. This was mainly because I’d miscalculated and hadn’t taken enough fuel to cook with.

I didn’t plan a resupply and carried everything because of Covid-19 restrictions and not knowing what would be open. However, I could have resupplied during the walk and used more pubs than I expected, if I’d timed things differently. So allowing for this, I could have carried a lot less food.

Finishing the walk early and eating out three times meant I finished the walk with 3 days worth of food left. I carried 2kg the whole way round that I needn’t have. But I like low stress and would rather carry too much than worry about going hungry or rushing the walk.

My Wainwright’s Remote Lakeland wild-camping gear list

RucksackGranite Gear Blaze 60L          1578
Pack liner waterproof – Osprey 50-70L80
Shoulder strap pocket – Gossamer Gear hipbelt pocket34
ShelterTarptent Notch Li                     554
Pegs – various sizes including bag and spares 133
Bag for above – Sea to Summit 13L drybag                  28
Sleep system     Sleeping Bag – Down -9C 744
Sleep mat – Thermarest Neoair Xtherm 424
Pump sack for sleeping mat 55
Pillow – Exped UL47
Bag for above – Dyneema 12
Socks – EDZ   64
Baselayer – Icebreaker bodysuit 200gsm merino418
Bag for above – Dyneema  12
Cook bagStove – Vargo Titanium Triad multifuel stove 30
Windbreak and alloy base 43
Pot + Lid – Evernew 600ml92
Mug – Alpkit 400ml62
Knife – Deejo Naked pocket knife15
Spoon – Esbit titanium long handle18
Gas Lighter 21
Bag for above – Sea to Summit XS 15
Outside pack &Sit mat – Thermarest Z-Seat  60
in pocketsCompass 34
Head torch – Petzl 88
Phone/Camera/GPS/Mapping – Ulefone Armor tough phone               361
Rubbish bag – Sea to Summit 3L17
Water bottle – Evernew 2L                                40
Drinks bottle – 1L36
Drinks bottle – Platypus Platy Preserve 800ml (Sloe Gin)23
Water filter – MSR Guardian Water Purifier Pump   640
First Aid Kit bag           221
Repair & Spares Kit bag  (lighter and head torch batteries)124
Wash Kit bag 75
Food bags – 2 x Sea to Summit stuff sack 13L50
Toilet bagkitchen roll and Antibacterial wet wipes      (for the day+)49
Toilet trowel – The Deuce 2    16
Dry bag for above – Dyneema 1L 12
ClothingSocks – Darn Tough Hiker           75
often in myHeadband – Super.natural merino22
rucksackHat – Buff beanie merino20
Neck tube – EDZ merino          51
Gloves – Rohan convertible mitts69
Gloves – Montane waterproof mitts45
Midlayer – Icebreaker Descender Vest 84% merino252
Warmlayer – OMM Raid jacket410
Waterproof jacket – Montane Minimus 221
Bag for above – Dyneema stuff sack13
Bag for above – Sea to Summit drybag 13L 28
                                                                                                                              TOTAL =7531
Gear worn orFootwear – Inov-8 Roclite Pro G 400 GTX boots         (size 9 uk)830
carried in handsSocks – DarnTough Hiker           75
Socks – ToeToe liner40
Underwear – EDZ boxers 100% merino90
Baselayer – Inov-8 at/c merino short sleeve top122
Base/midlayer – EDZ zip collar L/S top 100% merino 200gsm254
Outerlayer – Marmot Ether Driclime jacket242
Trousers – Rohan Superstriders647
Walking Poles – Black Diamond Distance FLZ460
Watch – Lorus64
Wallet – Cash, credit/debit cards, ID.     In plastic bag60
                                                                                                                              TOTAL =2884
ConsumablesMultivitamins 1049
for 12 daysPlatypus PlatyPreserveSloe Gin566
Water      (1 Litre = 1kg)500
Food – Dehydrated meals (Breakfast, Dinner, Tea) snacks and coffee8000
Fuel – Methylated spirit 500ml + Vargo 80oz bottle691
Kitchen roll55
Wet wipes (Antibacterial)  40204
                                                                                                                                 Total =10065
                                                                                                                 Base weight 7531
                                                                                                                 Consumables 10065
                                                                                                 Rucksack total weight (grams) =17596
My Wainwright’s Remote Lakeland wild-camping gear list

Further reading

Review of the gear used on this walk

My Wainwright’s Remote Lakeland Walk

LDWA Wainwright’s Remote Lakeland link

Cape Wrath Trail gear list

Skye Trail gear list

The Scottish National Trail gear list

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2 Replies to “Wainwright’s Remote Lakeland Walk Gear List”

  1. Hi Mark, I’m thinking of upgrading my ancient Lekki trekking poles, they’ve done well but they’re heavy and don’t fold away very small. I see that you’ve gone for a lightweight aluminium option rather than carbon. Is this for durability?
    I’m thinking of making a similar choice as I sometimes use them for tent poles and think a bent aluminium pole will do better service than a split carbon one.

    1. Hello Stuart
      I’ve no preference over carbon or aluminium poles, just price really. I use the adjustable aluminium poles so I can alter the length for the height of the tent to get a good pitch. Otherwise a fixed length is fine for me when hiking.
      Thanks for your message.

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