South-West Coast Path camping pack list

(Late spring, not including cooking equipment.)

Pack list:


  • Advance ticket details


  • Pack. I like packs with net side pockets for water bottles, bellows side pocket, separate boot section, place for walking poles, and cover which stows at the bottom.
  • Mat
  • Sleeping bag
  • Tent (poles, canvas, pegs)
  • 30 litre pack
  • Waterproof pack liner
  • Waterproof see-through, touch-through cases for phone, &tc
  • Map case
  • OS Explorer maps
  • Compass
  • Walking book
  • Walking poles
  • Penknife
  • Spork
  • 2 water bottles
  • non-leaking lunchbox
  • head torch (for tent at night and walking back in the dark)
  • light stowaway waterproof shoulder bag (because sometimes shower cubicles spray everything inside them)


  • Powermonkey and adapters
  • Power supply cables for camera, phone
  • MP3 player, earphones, waterproof bag
  • GPS
  • Phone
  • Camera
  • Rechargeable AA batteries for GPS
  • Watch


  • Walking boots
  • Walking sandles
  • Crocs slipons shoes for shower and evenings
  • Pants
  • Walking socks
  • Waterproof socks
  • Walking brassiere
  • Walking trousers
  • Walking t-shirt
  • Fleece
  • Buff
  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Baseball cap
  • Dress for evening
  • Leggings
  • Evening socks
  • Evening brassiere


  • First aid kit inc. fabric plaster strip, scissors, antiseptic / fungal cream, second skin blister dressing, tea-tree oil, painkillers
  • Energy: sweets, seeds, nuts, dried fruit
  • Vitamin supplements
  • Earplugs

Hygiene and vanity

  • Toiletries bag which hangs from a hook
  • Biodegradable wash for everything
  • Sun cream
  • Lip sun protection
  • Tea tree oil – it’s a highly effective anti-bacterial deodorant between toes and under arms.
  • Contact lenses, solution, case
  • Glasses and case case
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Deodorant
  • Moisturiser
  • Hairband
  • Razor
  • Travel towel
  • Comb
  • Handkerchief
  • Eyeliner
  • Nail file
  • Pumice stone and integrated scrubbing brush (sandals = dirt)
  • Moon cup (even if not time of month you can startle yourself with the change of pace and there probably won’t be a shop)


  • Book
  • Music and podcasts
  • Cash
  • Credit cards
  • Cheque book
  • Printed contact details and detail maps of where we have booked to stay (put these on the web)
  • Receipts for deposits
  • A few plastic bags in case of wet or dirty stuff or something you need to keep dry

4 thoughts on “South-West Coast Path camping pack list

  1. Looked at the post again and found an item “Walking brassiere” that put me again face to face with my ignorance. At least it (the ignorance) is of natural roots. I shall ask SWMBO.

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