clothing for winter walking

I'm going on the winter walking in Trins trip in january and not sure about clothing...

I walk mainly in the UK in the peak district and generally go for thin layers in winter (never in a thick jacket as I get too hot) but I'm guessing I'll need to walk in a thick jacket and trousers with a couple of layers underneath. Ski trousers? Or just thick walking trousers? I'm assuming my normal Goretex walking boots will be OK. Also I'm sure I read somewhere that there was the opportunity to go snowshoeing on our day off, but now I can't find where it said that. If so, what clothes would be most appropriate for that? I'm sure some of this is in the final instructions but I haven't received them yet and the shops are running out of winter walking stuff already!



Your normal Goretex walking boots will be suitable for both winter walking and snowshoeing, as the most important factor is simply that they are waterproof. Snowshoeing is mentioned in the 'What to take' section towards the end of the Winter Walking: Trins trip notes.

I would recommend either waterproof trousers or salopettes for this Winter Walking trip, which are also needed for snowshoeing. Thick walking trousers wont keep in the heat as well and January is usually quite cold. Also, these trousers would cause discomfort in case of a little slip or falling in the snow, as thick trousers simply stay wet.

Please let me know if you need me to email you the latest Trip Notes for this trip. I hope you have a great holiday.

I don't know which trip notes you're looking at but the CAT trip notes I have definitely doesn't mention showshoeing in the what to take section or anywhere else!


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