Drink and food for the day ( Money in case you call into a cafe/pub).
Headtorch and whistle.
Phone (spare battery pack).
Personal medication (if necessary).
20 ltr + camera bag or rucksack with a waterproof cover.
Dry-bags (or plastic bags) to store items inside your rucksack/camera bag.
Insurance. (Optional but please be aware it is not included in any workshop price).
I always carry a small group shelter and a basic small first aid kit.
Thermal top and bottom under layer (even if you carry them in your rucksack).
T-shirt and walking trousers. (NOT jeans… for obvious reasons).
Warm mid-layer (lightweight fleece).
Over layer of quality waterproof trousers and coat. It rains in Wales!
Gloves that are suitable for the wet and cold. ( I wear thin underlayer gloves and then winter grade mits over the top in full winter).
Walking boots and walking socks.
Spikes or ice grips (only if ice is predicted).
Down jacket or similar for standing around.
Warm packs for cold fingers, bottoms or lenses.
Optional - walking poles.
Adapt the above list as necessary .
Camera and lenses.
Spare Batteries - The cold, live view and long exposure photography will eat batteries.
Night photography - intervalometer and batteries.
**Please think carefully about weight. Stick to one or two lenses, lightweight tripods and layers rather than bulky heavy clothes.
** If you don’t possess some of the above for a workshop, contact me as I may have spare ones.
**Sense of humour essential.