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Your planned hike sounds like it's within your physical capabilities. It will really come down to mental, rather than physical constraints. Do you enjoy challenging yourself, pushing through an unpleasant physical experience for the triumph of coming out the other side victorious? Or do you prefer taking a leisurely pace so you can enjoy the countryside, to &...


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To add to @csk's answer. It looks from the elevation profile that the Cleveland Way trail is fairly flat at one end. If possible I would aim to do the flatter end as the longer walking days rather than doing this over the hilly end, especially if you are not certain of your ability to walk such distances. From the linked page it looks like the hilly end is ...


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On short (5-6 day) walks I can do about 26 miles a day as an average. For longer walks (months) I divide this by two, as a shorter daily distance is easier to sustain over a long period, mentally and physically. You need to find out your personal statistics for this. 40k in a day is certainly doable, but few walkers could do that day-on-day for a long ...


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These markings are for logging operations. The marks indicate that the trees should be removed. Note that there are also marks at the base, this is to help verify that the proper trees are removed. The following are some work items and the primary and/or secondary colors used to mark each: Cut tree (blue/yellow), leave trees (orange/pink), wildlife ...


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You may be overthinking this. You are not going to carry much luggage (I suppose). You are hiking in England, so the next village is not going to be far away. You will have cell phone coverage along the way. You will probably always have the option of just taking a taxi if you do not feel like hiking one morning. You are a normal and healthy person and you ...


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Definitely not - and you shouldn't be considering a solo walk either That distance is achievable, on the flat or very easy terrain, at a decent level of fitness and body conditioning. Typically you'd hit an appropriate level of fitness and conditioning to do this around day 4 of a trip. The first two days are always hard though, as your body acclimates. No ...


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You're right to expect that a good map will help. Familiarity with the region will also help you know what to expect; photos or even Street View along roads running through comparable nearby terrain can be compared with the map. Also if there are roads nearby, look for map symbols indicating viewpoints and try to find a parallel, probably higher, trail (...


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Some maps have markers for particularly nice viewpoints. In general*, they consist of "rays" (narrow triangles, circle sections or the like) going from the viewpoint into the directions of the view. Color is not standardized, I've seen them e.g. in blue, red, brown or black - with red often preferred on tourist maps, black on topographic maps. ...


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In my late 40s (5 years ago) I trained myself up from daily dog-walking (approx 5km per day) to walking The Ridgeway (140km) with my dog in 4 days. I did this by extending my walks to about 8km, while building up the weight I was carrying. I also wore all the kit that I would be wearing for the event itself. I did longer walks at the weekend, but nothing ...


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I agree with another poster in that it sounds like it is within your capability. I used to do steep mountainous terrain with a heavy backpack 25ks per day and have to sleep in a tent. What you have to keep in mind is things could go downhill really fast, like blisters and chafing ruining your day. Chafing was a real problem for me so I used to take a ...


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Gear! Footwear When I walked Offa's Dyke from the South to North coasts of Wales (with no advance training - I was younger then), I started with walking boots. By day 3 or four I was getting blisters. After that I changed to trainers (not sure what they're called in other countries - sneakers?) and completed the whole thing with no further problems. This ...


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