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10 Essentials For A Walk On Exmoor With The Salt & Hide Sonny Tarpa Backpack

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One of the things I love most about where I live is that there are so many beautiful country walks nearby. A particular favourite of mine is Exmoor. Not only is it famous for its wild deer and ponies, it also has a stunning mix of dramatic coastline and rugged heather moorland. Everywhere you look there is a beautiful view to be seen.

Why is Exmoor so special?

It’s a unique landscape of moorland, woodland, valleys and farmland, shaped by people and nature over thousands of years. It’s one of 15 UK National Parks.

With so much to see and do, you can spend the whole day exploring Exmoor. It’s important that you take some essentials with you, so I thought I’d put together a list of what essentials I would include. Here is 10 essentials for a walk on Exmoor:

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Sensible & Comfortable Footwear

Exmoor is all about walking. There are hundreds of spots where you can park up and just go for a walk. The scenery is breath-taking at times and so you might want to walk away from the road slightly to enjoy this. Sensible and comfortable footwear is a must when it comes to walking on Exmoor. It’s a very rugged landscape, which animals have made their home, so don’t be surprised to find rabbit warrens and wild animal dens dotted around.

Weather Appropriate Clothing

You are very much out in the open when on Exmoor. If its cold, you will feel it so definitely wrap up warm. If its hot, make sure you have sunglasses, a hat etc to protect you from the sun. A pack-a-mac is ideal all year round because you can wear it in winter and use it to sit on in the summer.


Sticking with the weather, sun cream is a must. Even in the middle of winter, the sun has been strong enough that you can still get burnt. It’s important to protect yourself because there is little shelter to be found on Exmoor.


You might think a map is old school, however it’s essential on Exmoor because phone signal is very poor. Having a map of the local area will be a blessing for getting you back to the main roads. This is even more important if you aren’t local to the area.


Whilst so many of us no longer carry cash around since the pandemic, it’s always worth bringing some with you on Exmoor. You might want to stop off at a local shop or one of the many country pubs dotted around. As mentioned above, phone signal is poor on Exmoor and some places are just unable to take card payments.

What3Words App

This app is a godsend. I have used it countless times for various different reasons, although thankfully, never in an emergency. However, being prepared is key, especially somewhere as remote as Exmoor. Download the What3Words app before you travel just in case. This app can be a lifesaver in an emergency.


For me, a camera is essential. Whether that is a professional one or just the camera on your phone, you will want to take some photos of the beautiful scenery and amazing wildlife. If you are using your phone, just remember to ensure there is enough battery left for emergencies.

First Aid Kit

Obviously you don’t have to take loads of items, however plasters, antiseptic wipes and maybe a couple of other items are always worth taking. Even with the best footwear, I’ve still ended up with blisters so I always make sure I have some handy.

Food & Plenty Of Drink

Exmoor is a lovely place to have a picnic, although please always remember to take your rubbish home with you. Taking some food with you means you can enjoy being in the outdoors even more. It’s always important on any walk to make sure you have plenty of water. I always keep a two litre bottle of water in the car so that I can top my own drinks bottle up when I need to.

A Good Backpack

Lastly, to house all of your essentials, you need a good sized backpack. You want something that will fit everything in without being to big and uncomfortable. I have fallen in love with this Salt & Hide Sonny Tarpa Backpack from Trendhim.

Salt & Hide Sonny Tarpa Backpack for 10 essentials for a walk on Exmoor.

This backpack mixes vintage-inspired style with tough, durable construction. It’s sturdy, heard-wearing blue cotton canvas and tan leather details ensure that this backpack can handle whatever your journey throws at it. What I love even more it the adjustable straps allow you to tailor it to you.

The main compartment of the Salt & Hide Sonny Tarpa Backpack is fully lined and even included a dedicated space for you laptop should you need it. In addition to this, there is two built-in slip pockets are ideal for storing your phone and keys. There is even a zipped pocket to store your valuables in.

Unsure if its the right size for you? The open compartment seals partly with a snap closure and the flap closes completely with magnetic press studs. Additional snaps, near the opening of the bag, allow you to tighten it to keep everything together inside. All this whilst still looking stylish is why I love this bag.

If this bag isn’t quite right for you, don’t worry. Trendhim have a great collection of bags so there is something to suit any taste. Trendhim also have a diverse range of fashionable and affordable men’s accessories. From suit accessories and jewellery to bags and wallets, there is something for any man. Trendhim products also make lovely gifts so if there’s a birthday coming up, why not treat the man in your to something.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my 10 essentials for a walk on Exmoor. I’d love to know what you think of the Salt & Hide Sonny Tarpa Backpack and also what your essentials are for a long walk.

10 thoughts on “10 Essentials For A Walk On Exmoor With The Salt & Hide Sonny Tarpa Backpack

  1. This is a really helpful list! I think having sensible shoes is something really important and something I could definitely do with remembering, and this backpack looks amazing too – I love that there are so many pockets and compartments! Thank you so much for sharing x

  2. Oo, what a great backpack! I love the contrasting colors and that it is spacious enough for the essentials of long walks, such as snacks and water. 🙂

  3. I get a bit confused between Exmoor and Exmouth, but I don’t think I’ve been to Exmoor before! Walking shoes are perfect for so many outdoor things, I use mine all the time. The backpack looks good too x

  4. Oh I love that bag! It’s so pretty, I love hiking so I’ll have to check it out. This place sounds stunning, thank you for sharing these tips.

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