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#53224 - 13/01/10 08:02 PM Practice hikes (Route suggestions 15- 22 miles)
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Can anybody suggest some good practice walks in central Scotland. (I live in Stirlingshire and looking for no more than 1 hour travel)

Planning to do the WHW in 5 days in July, so looking for several walks around the 20 mile mark, as practice.

Thanks in advance, I hope this question helps some others too.

My Ideas include:
Larbert Station to Linlithgow (via falkirk wheel) Train back 14 miles.

Callander to Strathyre cycleway. (18 miles return trip)

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#53644 - 06/02/10 08:42 AM Re: Practice hikes (Route suggestions 15- 22 miles) [Re: ]
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#60872 - 19/04/11 08:06 PM Re: Practice hikes (Route suggestions 15- 22 miles) [Re: Harland]
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I don't think you need to travel to get your practice in. In my view, about a week before you set off, walk 15 miles on 3 consecutive days carrying what you plan to take with you and if your feet are still in one piece (or should that be two pieces) at the end of day 3 you are good to go.

You might want to try this out a little earlier if you have any doubts about your fitness.

It's a good excuse to find out more about what is on your own doorstep. Just set off and 7 or 8 miles later walk back home again by the same or a different route.

I wrote about my experiences here: http://vextasy.wordpress.com/2011/04/16/notes-from-the-west-highland-way/

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