A guidebook to 15 of the best challenge walking routes in the UK - with both serious and humorous approaches, There are routes throughout the country, including the National Three Peaks Challenge, the Yorkshire and the Lancashire Three Peaks, the Dartmoor Ten Tors, the Lyke Wake Walk, the Derwent Watershed, Across Wales Walk, the Lairig Ghru, the Exmoor Hundred, the Welsh 3000s, Lakes 3000s and Old County Tops, the Cairngorm 4000s, the Mourne Seven Sevens, and Tranter's Walk.
This book looks at what it takes to do a long-distance or challenge walk - the mental toughness, experience, the slight madness - plus notes on planning, schedules and the challenges of undertaking these routes. The author intersperses sound advice with wry recollections of his experience of the National Three Peaks Challenge and many other challenges he has experienced throughout the British Isles.
Suitable for aspiring or novice long-distance walkers, the guide provides tips on how to minimise the suffering, stay safe, raise money for charity and find a surprising amount of enjoyment along the way. Old hands will enjoy comparing their experiences with the author's reminiscences of the highs and lows of long-distance routes. The book also includes suggestions for new 'three peaks' and other long-distance routes.