I must confess to feeling very nervous about this walk, not because of the snow and not because of the distance but because this walk is not marked out, your given the route on the day.
I had asked for the GPX file andÂ luckilyÂ for me late on Saturday evening IÂ received it in an e-mail, which opened perfectly into my viewranger app.
All my worrying had been for nothing though, as the 4 pages of routeÂ instructions were very detailed and Â fun to follow,I only used the GPX file a few times just to double check we wereÂ actuallyÂ where we thought we were 🙂 I even had the confidence to tell some other walkers they were going the wrong way !!!
TheÂ conditionsÂ under foot were far from perfect, when we decided to do this walk the last thing we expected was SNOW and thick gloopy mud !! It certainly put some walkers off as they had 70 no show’s 🙁
All check points were perfectly spread out with food and a hot drinkÂ availableÂ at no extra cost too.
It took us 8 hours and 38 mins to cover the 26.6 miles and we enjoyed every min 🙂
The surprise of the day was bumping into Geoff when about 2/3rds of the way into the walk… Â he had walked out from Cambridge using the GPX file andÂ latitudeÂ to find us. Â Those that know us well
will know we are addicted to our Fitbits and no way was Geoff going to let Gina and I clock up all those steps while he sat at home !!
When checking in at the end,it was lovely to see Jayne who with other LDWAÂ membersÂ had hot soup, crusty bread, apple crumble and custard waiting for us.
A very warming end to a great walk, one that may become a yearly event for us 🙂
A few more photos can be seen here...