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Essential Items

Rucksack.

Hiking/Walking Boots.

Raingear - Waterproof and Windproof jacket and Over-trousers.

Hat and Gloves.

Wear comfortable clothing.  Remember the 3 L's  -  Loose, Light and Layers.                          
                                              Remember the 3W's -  Wicking,Warm and Waterproof
                                             
                                             Avoid cotton garments and no denims if at all possible.

Gaitors.

Walking Stick.

Food and Fluids.  It is important to have plenty of fluids with you while out for walks.
                             It can be equally important to have some food to boast your energy levels.


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Leave No Trace

Enniscrone Walking Club supports the protection of the environment and the conservation of the areas where we tend to walk and hike.  We have a policy of leave no trace. Remember the saying "Leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but photographs'.


Here are some facts about the length of time it takes for items to decay:

        Apple core            2-4 weeks
        Banana skin          3-6 months
        Orange peel          3-6 months                                       
        Paper tissue          3 months                                                  
        Chewing gum       5 years
        Aluminium can    10-100 years
        Plastic bottle        100-1000 years
        Plastic bag           1000 years
        Glass bottle          4000 years


Check out LEAVE NO TRACE website here
















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