A Wet Weather Checklist - Don’t get Caught Out


As you rush in order to pack for your week away along the coast, it’s possible that you could forget a multitude of things. Some of these items that you will forget are essential for a week of wet weather by the coast; that’s why we’ve created a list for you, your family and your friends to prevent you from forgetting the items that you may need the most.

Your Wellington Boots
Wellington boots are one of the most important items that you could possibly forget; without this particular type of footwear you could find that you are confined to your accommodation or that you ruin your shoes.
If you remember to bring your wellington boots with you there are many places that you can visit, and there are vast areas that you can cover through coastal walks; just remember to keep your feet dry!

A Waterproof Layer
It’s all very well for you to carry around a thick coat that will keep out the wind; but will it keep out the water? It’s important that you bring a lightweight waterproof coat with you so that you can remain warm and dry without becoming too warm; as although Devon often sees showers of rain throughout the summer it can also become humid very quickly.

A Family Umbrella
When the gales begin to blow you may wish for more cover than wellington boots and an overcoat; in this situation you should remember to bring a family sized reinforced umbrella with you. This particular umbrella should come in hand as more people can fit beneath it and the wind is unlikely to break it due to the fact that it’s reinforced.

Spare Clothes
If you plan on venturing out into the down, or going on long walks during the weather it’s wise for you to bring spare clothes and a towel to where you’re staying.
Although you may not need the spare clothes if you bring your waterproof boots and overcoat, it’s still better to play it safe than it is to allow yourself to catch a cold.
If you would prefer to carry your spare clothes around with you it would be a wise idea for you to place them in a plastic bag with a rucksack or ordinary bag so that they can be carried easily and you do not have to worry about them succumbing to the British weather.

Map & Compass
These items are for the individuals that prefer exploring away from the coastal paths or main trails within Devon. If you’d rather explore alone we recommend that you take a map and a compass with you so that if you become lost and your phone doesn’t have any signal you can still navigate in order to find your way back to where you are staying, or to safety and shelter.

There are many other items that are worth remembering if you are planning on spending a week in Devon during wet weather; for more advice or ideas on what to bring you can contact us at Highcliffe House. We’d be pleased to hear from you and will do everything that we can in order to assist you.