Finally got round to writing the account of my ‘Isthmus Walk’. It’s here as a PDF:
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The walk was successfully completed, raising £375 for the Galanos House Amenities Fund and solving a few questions that I had in my mind, such as:
- Where are the ends of the isthmus?
- What’s it like walking at night?
- Can I survive several days out-of-doors with just a light backpack?
- How far can I walk in one day?
- What’s it like trying to follow a home-made route?
The answers are:
- SY 35723 93090 (south end) and ST 25150 45180 (north end).
- Fine – a different world. Essentials are, of course, a good torch (plus a spare), adequate batteries and suitable route/location and weather – wouldn’t want to bother in the rain.
- Yes-ish. Well, not really. Very dependent on weather and having bank card in pocket. Can ‘survive’, yes, but needs good general conditions to be able to call it enjoyable.
- 40 miles, it turns out. Great to have done it – would like to attempt 50 miles sometime, but otherwise wouldn’t want to do this again without a very good reason. 20-25 miles is my max preferable, less in hilly districts.
- Great fun, even when it goes wrong. Carry wire cutters next time.