Footwear should provide good ankle support and have a firm sole with a secure grip. Hill walking boots are recommended.
Warm, wind and waterproof clothing is essential. This should include gloves, hat, fully waterproof and windproof jacket and trousers and spare clothing. Jeans should be avoided.
Always carry a map and compass and know how to use them. Carry equipment for use in an emergency such as torch, First Aid Kit, whistle and emergency shelter such as a polythene survival bag.
Take ample food for each member of your group. Always take reserve supplies. Simple high energy foods are best such as chocolate, dried fruit, cheese and biscuits, as are hot drinks in cold wet weather.