I’m currently planning this trek for around Easter time when I have time off from studies, therefore it has to be a short-ish trek I can complete during the week when accommodation prices are lower and still have time for uni work (inconvenient I know!). The trek should take me 4 days to complete, walking a distance of 146.5km.
For the planning I’m using the Cicerone guide third edition, it even comes with a pull out map of the trail.
I use the route summary table as a rough guide to plan my route stages. For easy to intermediate treks I average around 40-45km a day, using the table I can work out my destination for each day and organize accommodation.
My route is as follows, subject to change due to accommodation availability:
- Bowness-on-Solway to Newtown. 38.5km
- Newtown to Carraw Farm. 39.5km
- Carraw Farm to Lemington Community Centre. 41.5km
- Lemington Community Centre to Abeia Roman Fort. 30km
I will post later about the accommodation I’ve chosen, how I’m travelling there and back from London and the gear I will be using!