thanks slow coach, I didn't mention but I'm doing the walk with my mate for his 50th, it's his party so to speak. I have to say I'm very excited. I did the Inn Way a few years ago for charity and it was one of the best weekends I've ever had. Before we moved to France I was in the Lakes most weekends, and for a long time it was really the only thing I missed. I did a few walks in the Massif Central from Mont Dore, but for me it really doesn't compare. I am looking forward to hitting the hills as often as possible after our return, and hope to do many LDPs