Speyside Way kit list


Distance: 65 miles / 104.5 km. Month: Mid May. Weather: Hot sun and heavy rain. Accommodation: Backpacking / Wild Camping.


Clothes carried.

Montane down jacket
Montane primaloft hat
Waterproof trousers
Helly Hansen synthetic leggings
Bamboo thermal top (quite heavy)
Spare socks & u’wear

Clothes worn

Berghaus Goretex 3 in 1 jacket outer
Helly Hansen synthetic top
Berghaus mid layer
Lowa Renegade boots
Superfeet blue insoles
Bridgedale socks
Craghopper trousers
Sports bra
Smart fibre u’wear



Gossamer Gear Mariposa Rucksack
Exped waterproof rucksack liner
Harvey Trail Map
Black Diamond Distance z poles (also used to support the Duomid)
Treadlite drink bottle holder (should have got ages ago)
Plastic drink bottle
Nalgene measured water bottle
MSR Miniworks water filter
MSR Dromedary 4L
Exped dry bags
Victorinox metal penknife
Silva 4 compass
Carabiner hooks x 3
Loo stuff & Trowel


MLD Duomid
3F UL inner
Double glazing film ground sheet (Polycro)
PHD Minim over-bag
Neo-Air xTherm mat
Exped Inflatable pillows x 2
BPL Titanium V pegs + spare
Treadlite reflective cuben peg bags
Treadlite cuben led light


Jetboil Sol stove & gas
Treadlite Jetboil case
Titanium Mug
BPL Titanium long handled spoon
BPL Windshield
BPL Home made bag cosy
BPL Foil Mat
Lighters x 2
Plastic clothes pegs x 2
Rubbish bags

First aid

Treadlite first aid case
Rehydration sachets
Blister bandages
Water Purification tablets
Tick remover

Repair kit

Treadlite cuben clam case
Thermarest repair patches
Tent pole splint
Silnet sealing stuff
Sewing kit
Head torch batteries AAA x 3
Spare 2.5mm cord
Spare carabiners


Joby mini tripod
External batteries  x 2
Battery cable and plug
Phone cable and plug
Petzl Tikka head torch & case
LDWA GPX route download


Dehydrated meals
Hot drink sachets
Oatcakes & cheese
Grain bars
Dried apricots


Treadlite cuben toilet bag
MSR Towel
Electric toothbrush & case (My luxury item)
Travel toothpaste
Glasses in sinylon peg case
Sun cream F50. Small
Insect spray. Small


Essential Keys
Spare mobile

Best bits of kit:

Duomid tent, Montane Primaloft hat, Black Diamond Distance Z poles, Treadlite cuben storage stuff, Jetboil stove.

Things I didn’t need:

Head torch, Down jacket, Tripod, 1 x Exped pillow, Spare mobile, MSR Towel.

Things I had to buy:

Sunhat (forgotten again), Chafing cream.

BPL = Backpacking Light UK
MLD = Mountain Laurel Design
MSR = Mountain Safety Research
PHD = Peter Hutchinson Designs

There is some advice on ways to lighten your pack in my post pack weight

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