Suggested Equipment List

What Shall I Bring to Benmore?
Video about Benmore and what to bring

A Suggested List:
Benmore is an activity centre and there is a distinct possibility of getting wet and muddy on some activities! So the emphasis is on plenty of old, warm clothing – and please bring poly bags to pack wet stuff when you leave.  Layers are best. This list is only a guide. No mobile phones and we advise AGAINST bringing valuables such as Nintendos etc.

    a day bag or poly bag for the bus journey with packed lunch, drink, snack   
    luggage you can carry yourself, on your own   
    3 warm, thick, old sweaters/fleeces/sweatshirts (layers are best)   
    3 pairs of trousers (preferably old and loose-fitting or ‘stretchy’) or tracksuit trousers   
    Many socks including at least 4 pairs of thick socks   
    thick tights, long johns (if you have them) for use in winter   
    trainers, 2 pairs - including an old pair to get wet   
    indoor shoes/ slippers   
    welllington boots (if you wish)   
    gloves and a woolly hat   
    swimming costume (summer and winter)   
    underwear, nightwear   
    change of clothing for the evening (including flat heeled shoes i.e. do not
    bring shoes with pointed heels)   
    something to wear for the disco on Thursday night   
and also
    water bottle    
    pencils etc in a pencil case   
    a book to read (before lights out or if you wake up early)   
    purse/wallet with money in change – up to £10 though £5 is adequate   
    stamps, if you wish. (Make sure you know your address and postcode if you wish to send a postcard    or letter)   
    towel, soap, toothpaste and toothbrush, shampoo, hairbrush/ comb   
    camera and preferably waterproof watch, if you wish   
    any medicine you might have to take (with a written note from your parents or doctor) including travel sickness medication   

What does Benmore provide?
Benmore provides all bed-linen (but not towels), waterproofs, boots, rucksack
and specialist equipment for fieldwork, climbing etc.