Archive for the ‘Walking Wales’ Category

At Hike the Highlands Festival this year, you will have the opportunity to meet and hear hiker Lori Burke talk about her amazing experience – preparing and completing the gruelling Three Peaks Challenge (Wikipedia)in 24 hours..  She will be presenting on Friday, Sept. 18th at 7:00 pm. at conference room, Glenghorm Beach Resort, Ingonish at 7:00 pm. Be there for this amazing story….

So what is the Three Peaks Challenge (official website) ? Well it involves hiking Ben Nevis (4,409 ft),  Scafell Pike ( 3,209 ft) and Snowdon (3,560 ft) Mountains for a total 42 kms. It also involves driving  765 km.  Organizers recommend a non-hiker to do the driving as well prepared the food.  All this in 24 hrs….Wow….

Below is a video show a group that completed this amazing challenge –


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Walking in Wales website breaks the country down into three areas – Long Distance National Trails, Walking areas  and regional routes. Each are unique and have something to offer to the hiker. Also included on this website are packaged holidays and guided walks.

There are three long distance national trails – a) Pembrokeshire  Coast – 186 miles, 10-15 days to hike, b) Offas Dyke  Path – 177 miles, 12 days to complete ,and Glyndwrs Way – 135 miles and 9 days to complete.   Some other national trails include Hadrian’s Wall – 135 kms, 7 days to complete,  Cleveland Way – 177 kms, 9 days to complete,  Pennine Way – 429 km – 16 days to complete,  Cotswold Way – 163 kms, 7 days to complete,  North Downs Way – 246 kms and 14 days to complete.  Below is a short video on Wales.

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