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)
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
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.