What To Take When Going on Lincolnshire Walks

When embarking on a walk in our picturesque county of Lincolnshire, it’s important to be well-prepared to ensure your safety, comfort, and enjoyment while out on your ramble.

Here’s our checklist of items and considerations for what to take when going on one of the Lincolnshire walks local to Epworth Fields:

Backpack – A comfortable and appropriately sized backpack to carry your essentials is essential. It should distribute the weight evenly and have adjustable straps for a good fit.

Weather-Appropriate Clothing – Check the weather forecast and dress accordingly. Layers are ideal for changing conditions. In Lincolnshire, it can be quite cool and the weather can change very quickly so bring a waterproof jacket, hat, and gloves, even during the warmer months.

Sturdy Footwear – Wear comfortable, waterproof, and sturdy walking boots or shoes with good grip, especially if you plan on exploring muddy or uneven terrains. Although Lincolnshire has a reputation for being very flat, there are indeed some hills for you to tackle!

Local Area Map – Always carry a detailed map of the area you plan to walk in and ensure you know how to use it. 

Mobile Phone and Portable Charger – Carry a fully charged mobile phone with emergency numbers programmed in. We do not recommend you use your phone for navigation as the signal reception in some rural areas may be limited.

Water and Snacks – Carry enough water in your backpack or portable reservoir to stay hydrated, especially on longer walks. Energy-boosting snacks like granola bars, dried fruit, or nuts are helpful for refuelling, but ultimately any snacks in your backpack will help you to keep going!

First Aid Kit – A basic first aid kit with plasters, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, and any personal medications you may require.

Sun Protection – In sunny weather, pack sunscreen, sunglasses, and a wide-brimmed hat to protect yourself from the sun. As Lincolnshire is fairly flat, shade can be hard to come by – depending on your walking route!

Insect Repellent – If you’re walking in wooded or marshy areas, insect repellent is essential to prevent bug bites.

Walking Poles – Walking poles can be beneficial, especially for those with stability issues, or on uneven areas.

Small Torch/Headlamp – If your walk might extend into the evening, having a small torch or a headlamp can be very handy.

Binoculars and Camera – Lincolnshire offers beautiful scenery and wildlife, so binoculars and a camera can offer you an option to view more closely or keep keepsakes of your walk.

Money and Identification – Carrying some cash, identification, and an information card with emergency contact details are good ideas to have if you are walking in an unknown area.

Rubbish Bags – Respect the environment by taking your rubbish home with you and disposing of it properly.

Dog Supplies (if applicable) – If you’re walking with your dog, bring their lead, spare water, and a bowl, as well as waste bags to clean up after them.

Awareness of Local Regulation – Be aware of any local rules or regulations, including any designated walking paths and permitted walking areas!

Remember that Lincolnshire offers diverse landscapes, from the Lincolnshire Wolds to coastal paths around Skegness and Mablethorpe, and it’s essential to choose your walk based on your fitness level and preferences. Always inform someone of your walking plans, including your intended route and return time, for safety. 

By being well-prepared and respecting the environment, you can enjoy the natural beauty of Lincolnshire with peace of mind.

At Epworth Fields, we offer hiking-friendly holidays. Contact us today or book your stay in North Lincolnshire’s beautiful countryside.