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#59416 - 12/01/11 09:45 AM Re: Longest taken to complete PW [Re: slowcoach]
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Registered: 29/04/05
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Originally Posted By: slowcoach
If you accept the fact that a walk has to be completed in a single journey, I wonder how many will then be able to claim a successful traverse of the South West Coast path?

ME, although not in one day!
Pennine Way 2005&2014;C2C 2006;SWCP 2007;WHW 2008;GGW 2008; Dales Way 2011;Clev.W 2012;Yorkshire W.W. 2012;Offa's Dyke 2013;Peddars Way & Norfolk Coast Path 2014;Pembrokeshire Coast Path 2015;LEJoG 2018;Camino 2019;2020 NOTHING!2021 Hopefully.

#59418 - 12/01/11 10:06 AM Re: Longest taken to complete PW [Re: slowcoach]
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Loc: hertfordshire
Thats an emotive subject; friends of mine that have been walking LDPs for many years adopt this 'single journey' only stance. Also that backpacking is the only real way. I tend to disagree, its horses for courses as far as Im concerned, but having said that Im going back in 2012 to try the PW again after completing it in two bites last year (got sick 60 miles from end an ha to come home for a few weeks before returning). However people do it Im sure we all agree its an awesome walk.

#59424 - 12/01/11 05:12 PM Re: Longest taken to complete PW [Re: Les + Heidi]
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Registered: 12/06/05
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Got to agree with that. During my 5 day C2C last September everyone I met doing the route, all seemed to be getting the same out of it, no matter how long they were taking or method of doing it. They were ALL enjoying the experience.

#59431 - 13/01/11 06:44 AM Re: Longest taken to complete PW [Re: Slogger]
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Registered: 30/07/09
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AS one of the people who worked on formuating the initial route of the Wolds Way, the issue of timing was never a consideration. Access to the countryside was far less available in those distant times and the idea was to promote healthy outdoor recreation. Any artificial limitations on National Trails have been promoted totally unofficial by individuals who have no official support. Go out and enjoy them as you wish. They are there to do over as long or as short a period as you will enjoy.

This does not apply, of course, on privately created walks or challenge walks such as the Lyke Wake.

#59438 - 13/01/11 04:51 PM Re: Longest taken to complete PW [Re: Wellard]
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Registered: 31/01/07
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Loc: byrness village
It s your walk do it your way, the only thing that matters is keeping safe and enjoying it whichever method you use.
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#59442 - 13/01/11 06:29 PM Re: Longest taken to complete PW [Re: joyce taylor]
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Joyce, I agree with you, part of teh fun is looking for alternative routes and trying them out. The main thing, as you state is to enjoy it.


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