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Three Peaks, Ten Tors

And other challenging walks in the UK



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This book offers a look, both serious and humorous, at what it takes to do a long distance challenge walk - the mental toughness, experience, and the slight madness - plus notes on the best such routes. Ever since man came down out of the trees, stood on two legs, and started to walk, some other fellow has been trying to walk further. The fields and fells of England, the mountains of Wales, the forests and drove roads of Scotland: these are all about healthy exercise, the loveliness of the landscape, the pleasure of good company. Except that, from time to time, they're not. They're simply about one (probably blistered) foot in front of the other, again and again, till you reach thirty miles or seven summits or some other arbitrary mark. The reasons for this urge are mysterious. It's the natural pleasure of exercise taken to the point where it stops being pleasure and becomes pain, and then add on another five boggy miles. It's about proving one's toughness and superiority to the rest of the world, except that the rest of the world really isn't watching. This is a book which will inspire and engage even the least competitive amongst us. The tales of these challenges, the fun of organising the trip, and the desire to complete the routes are infectious. You just have to try them yourself. All routes are fully described. Enjoy the tales and reflections from a man who has been there! This book is from the author of the award- winning The Book of the Bivvy

Product code: 9781852845018

ISBN 9781852845018
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H172xW116xS19
No. Of Pages 256
Publisher Cicerone Press
A guidebook to the best UK challenge walks. The 15 routes include the 3 peaks (National, Yorkshire & Lancashire), Dartmoor Ten Tors, the Lyke Wake Walk, Across Wales Walk, the Lairig Ghru, the Exmoor Hundred, the Welsh 3000s, Lakes 3000s and the Cairngorm 4000s. With notes on planning, schedules, how to choose the challenge and much more.