To help you feel as comfortable and prepared for your gorge walking extravaganza as possible, it’s important that you’re kitted out with the right clothing. Don’t worry, this doesn’t involve buying expensive equipment and wetsuits as we provide all of the specialist stuff for you, but keep reading to prepare yourself for gorge walking, what to wear, and what else to bring along with you.

What to Wear for Gorge Walking in Spring/Summer:

• Swimming costume or trunks to wear underneath your wetsuit
• Trainers to wear, which will get wet through
• Thick neoprene socks (supplied by us)
• A hood (connected to the canyoning suit provided by us)

What else to bring:

• Dry footwear to wear after gorge walking
• Towel to dry yourself with afterwards
• Dry clothing to change into

What to Wear for Gorge Walking in Autumn/Winter:

• Swimming costume or trunks to wear underneath your wetsuit
• Trainers or footwear to wear over wetsuit
• Thick neoprene socks (supplied by us)
• Neoprene gloves (supplied by us)
• A hood (connected to the canyoning suit provided by us)

 

What else to bring:

• Dry footwear to wear after gorge walking
• Towel to dry yourself with after gorge walking
• Dry clothing to change into

We Provide the Important Stuff

Even though temperatures are much colder in winter we provide you with purpose-made Canyoneering wetsuits that are the warmest available on the market. These are 5mm thick on your arms and legs and 10mm thick around the core. They also have a hood. These wetsuits are brilliant at keeping your body at a good temperature, even throughout winter.

To finish off your gorge walking outfit, we may supply you with a buoyancy aid if you’re not a confident swimmers, making the activity appropriate even for those not confident in the water. We will fit these for you to make sure it’s nice and comfortable before heading down to the gorge. For those without this aid, the canyoning suits have a natural buoyancy that keep you afloat.

Next comes the safety helmet, which protects your bonnet as you slide and swim through the gorge and between slippery rocks. We supply quality helmets that are light and comfortable, and they have the added benefit of extra insulation for your head!

Post-Gorge Walking Facilities

At How Stean, we also have hot showers available for you to be able to use after your tremendous gorge walking experience! This is why we recommend bringing a towel and change of clothes with you.

Knowing what to wear while gorge walking is extremely important as you can quickly become cold and uncomfortable without the correct clothing. You can also feel comforted knowing that we provide the safety equipment needed to participate in the activity.

If you’d like to book our adventurous gorge walking activity, get in touch today! We’re also happy to answer any questions you might have. If you would like to find out more about what the activity of gorge walking entails, head over to our previous blog post.

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