Essential Info


Essential InformationYour time with us will be much more enjoyable if you have suitable clothing that will keep you warm, dry and comfortable. The best clothing will depend on a combination of the likely weather, the activity and your personal preferences. However, it is worth giving consideration to the following:

A base layer that will ‘wick’ moisture away from the skin
A fleece (plus a spare) to provide warmth
Light weight trousers
Waterproof jacket & trousers
Hat & gloves

For water sports, it’s best to have a full dry change of clothes (plus a towel!)

A small rucksack is advisable for carrying spare clothes, food and drink.


For walking activities, a well fitting set of walking boots with good grip and ankle support are strongly recommended. Padded wool socks are also a good option.
Trainers with good grip are fine for rock climbing, mountain biking and orienteering, but remember thay they’re likely to get muddy.
With water sports you can expect to get wet feet. Neoprene boots or socks are ideal, but an old set of trainers are fine. Please don’t expect to use wellies.


Participants are expected to bring along a packed lunch as food is not usually provided on courses. Sandwiches and other sources of carbohydrates are recommended. A few small nibbles are often a nice treat!
Please ensure that you also bring a flask of hot drink.


We DO Provide We DON’T Provide
Walking Map
Safety Equipment
Climbing Harness
Safety Equipment
Water Sports Buoyancy aid
Boat and paddle
Safety equipment
Mountain Biking Bike
Orienteering Orienteering markers
Record sheets
Expeditions Cooking Equipment Tent
Sleeping Bag
Roll mat

Mountain bikes and helmets can often be hired from the venues we ride at. The cost varies from place to place, but is normally about £20 for a day. If you will need to hire a bike, just let us know so that we can ensure that we go somewhere that gives you this option.

Tents are not normally provided, but can be arranged at an additional cost if sufficient notice is given.


We do not currently provide accommodation for courses. Due to differences in personal preference and budget, we find that participants prefer to make their own arrangements. To help with this, we have compiled a list we hope you will find useful in our links section.

Unfortunately, we are unable to control the weather but we do make every effort to make the best of your day. Consequently, we do reserve the right to alter venues on safety grounds or, in discussion with you, in an effort to get the best of the conditions.
Occasionally we are forced to cancel bookings due to either the weather or other environmental conditions, on the grounds of safety. See Terms & Conditions.


Martin Digby has been approved as an adventurous activity provider by the Adventurous Activity Licensing Authority. Details of this licence can be found on their website.
We have professional indemnity and public liability insurance, but would recommend that participants take out their own personal accident insurance (including cancellation insurance). The premiums are reasonable and it’s well worth it for the peace of mind they provide.


Martin Digby is suitably qualified to undertake all activities we offer. Part of our responsibility is to assess and manage risks. Many risks will be reduced by the decisions we make, but they cannot be eliminated altogether – after all, this is one of the attractions of the outdoor environment.
When booking an activity or course, participants should be aware of, and accept, these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.

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