I am in no way an authority on selecting the right gear for the right trip. I did however ask a lot of questions and in return got some well considered opinions from experts at local outdoor gear retailers.
I started with a decent pair of boots that would see me “across all of it”. I settled with Salomon boots and they have been great so far as I work them in.
Anyone heading across the UK in September should have a good raincoat. I settled on a good old MEC jacket that will hopefully suit the job.
A small pack usually means a light pack.. Well this 40 L Gregory is great. It is however quite heavy and more than I currently have the will to carry.
And last but not least is a decent pair of trekking poles. I settled on these Black Diamonds..