Gear & Clothing:
Hiking footwear is strongly recommended. Wide brimmed hat and sunglasses. Wear clothing that covers skin, such as long sleeve tops and long-legged pants. Layer your clothing to control temperature. Always bring rain gear. Check for ticks and bites. Polypropylene wicks perspiration away and is used for inner wicking layer. Synthetic fleeces or wool work well as a middle insulating layer. The outer layer should be windproof and waterproof. Two layers of socks help prevent blisters and improve temperature regulation.
Thames Valley Trail Association (TVTA) requires all hikers to sign a waiver before participating on any hike organized by TVTA . In the past this was completed at the start of each hike by signing a waiver sheet on a clip board that was passed around to all hikers. Going forward we ask all hikers to print off the individual waiver, complete and sign it and hand it to the hike leader prior to the hike commencing.
Click here to download the Waiver