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#41869 - 11/03/06 03:50 PM Hadrians wall in 3 days???
Mud in the Blood Offline
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Registered: 11/03/06
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Loc: uk
15 of us are planning to walk the full 84 miles in May planning to do it in 3 days?
have we set our selves a to hard a challenge?
We did do the Lyke Wake Walk in 16 hours! Two years ago!

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#41870 - 11/03/06 06:04 PM Re: Hadrians wall in 3 days???
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Registered: 12/06/05
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Call that a challenge!? Do it in one go, should take between 30 and 40 hours depending on fitness and feet.
Dave.

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#41871 - 12/03/06 03:41 AM Re: Hadrians wall in 3 days???
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Registered: 30/10/05
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You should have no problem doing this walk in three and a half days. It took me 30 hours walking (spread over seven days), but I stopped at every single museum, fort and photo-opp. I presume that your gang will mover much quicker, being that you are in a hurry.

The middle stretch is the only up and down scramble (and the most interesting.) The stretch from Bowness to Carlisle is a dead flat march as is the stretch along the river ending at Wallsend.

I used the Harvey Map 1:40,000 which was excellent.

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#41872 - 12/03/06 03:47 PM Re: Hadrians wall in 3 days???
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Why bother, whats the point!

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#41873 - 12/03/06 06:09 PM Re: Hadrians wall in 3 days???
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Registered: 18/03/05
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Norman is right on this one. There isn't much challenge in doing it in one go (other than the Crag section, in which I'd hate to walk that part in the dark. Actually, I don't think I'd like walking the Carlisle part in the dark either.

The enjoyment of this walk is equal parts walking by the wall as well as enjoying pints afterwards.

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#41874 - 13/03/06 06:54 PM Re: Hadrians wall in 3 days???
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Quote:
Originally posted by plodder:
If you are 15 Emile Zatopeks no.
If you are 15 Billy Bunters yes.


Going to be easy then ! [img]http://www.coast2coast.co.uk/ubb/wink.gif[/img]

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#41875 - 13/03/06 07:15 PM Re: Hadrians wall in 3 days???
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Registered: 11/03/06
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Quote:
Originally posted by plodder:
If you are 15 Emile Zatopeks no.
If you are 15 Billy Bunters yes.


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#41876 - 14/03/06 03:40 PM Re: Hadrians wall in 3 days???
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Onslow,
Doing a non stopper is NOT for enjoyment, it is for the challenge - to get there in as little time as possible. If its to be done for enjoyment then, i'd say take all the time in the world, take in the scenery, take loads of photo's and have at least one pint in every pub.
Dave.

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#41877 - 15/03/06 02:36 PM Re: Hadrians wall in 3 days???
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Registered: 18/03/05
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Good for you Slogger. To each his own I suppose.

To me a Marathon or a Half Marathon is a challenge. Now completing the 190 mile C2C is my next challenge.

To me, walking long distances over rough terrain in twilight or worse darkness is not a challenge, that is an invitation to maime yourself.

Ask the rescue services along the way on what they think of people challenging themselves.

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#41878 - 18/03/06 02:46 PM Re: Hadrians wall in 3 days???
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Registered: 17/03/06
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good luck on your walk.

i did it over 4 days in october last year (30hrs walking time)...& was blessed with good weather most of the way. should be ok in may.mid section is the most challenging part of the route & by far & away the best part scenicly.

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