The Stats

Big Dave’s Little Stroll
The Stats


Miles:   1,127.39
Kilometres:   1,814.36
Steps to be taken (calculated using average steps taken per mile for a person of my height: 6ft):
Average anticipated distance per day (calculated upon the journey taking 50 days):

Minimum amount of hours to be spent walking (calculated using a 2.5 mph walking speed):

Average anticipated hours walking per day (calculated using a 2.5 mph walking speed):
9 – 10

Maximum height on route (altitude in ft – location = Cross Fell, in the Pennine Hills, Cumbria):

Total ascent of the route (calculated in ft):
Total descent of the route (calculated in ft):

Notable Footpaths and Trails incorporated:   34

Great Glen Way, West Highland Way, Edinburgh to Glasgow Canals Walk (in reverse), Central Scottish Way, St Cuthbert’s Way, Pennine Way, Hadrian’s Wall Path, Teesdale Way, Inn Way... to the Peak District (in reverse), Derbyshire Portway, Limestone Way, Monsal Trail, Dane Valley Way, Cheshire Ring Canal Walk, South Cheshire Way, Maelor Way, Offa’s Dyke Path, Severn Way, Bristol to Brecon Walk (in reverse), Community Forest Path, Samaritans Way South West, Monarchs Way, West Mendip Way, Quantock Greenway, Coleridge Way, Exe Valley Way, Two Moors Way, Dartmoor Way, Tarka Trail, Two Castles Trail, West Devon Way, Camel Trail...
and the South West Coastal Path.

Counties to be crossed (based on current OS maps boundary definitions – I look to my Welsh friends to tell me whether it should be more):   31

Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire, Herefordshire, Powys (Brecknockshire, Radnorshire, Montgomeryshire), Shropshire, Wrexham (Denbighshire, Flintshire), Cheshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Lancashire, County Durham, Cumbria, Northumberland, Roxburghshire, Berwickshire, East Lothian, Midlothian, West Lothian, Stirlingshire, North Lanarkshire, East Dunbartonshire, Argyllshire, Perthshire, Inverness-shire, Ross-shire and Cromartyshire, Sutherland...
and Caithness.

National Parks and Areas of Outstanding National Beauty (to be overcome, traversed, and/or conquered):   13

Loch Lomond and the Trossochs (National Park), Northumberland (National Park), North Pennines (AONB), Yorkshire Dales (National Park), Peak District (National Park), Shropshire Hills (AONB), Brecon Beacons (National Park), Wye Valley (AONB), Mendip Hills (AONB), Quantock Hills (AONB), Exmoor (National Park), Dartmoor (National Park) and...
Bodmin Moor and Cornwall (AONB).

Notable landmarks (to stare at, be overcome, traversed, and/or conquered):   LOADS... but here are a few...

The Great Glen, Loch Ness, The Caledonian Canal, Loch Lomond, The Bridge of Orchy, The Devil’s Staircase, General Caulfield’s Military Road, Ben Nevis, The Forth and Clyde Canal, The Falkirk Wheel, Dere Street, Edinburgh Castle, The Cheviot Hills, Hadrian’s Wall, High Cup, Great Dunfell and Cross Fell, Pen-y-ghent and Great Shunner Fell, Bronte Country, The Kinder Plateau and Jacob’s Ladder, Edale, Mam Tor and The Great Ridge, Chirk Castle, Offa’s Dyke, The Black Mountain, The “Switchbacks,” Hatterrall Ridge, The River Severn and the Severn Bridge, Ashton Court and Blaise Castle, The Clifton Suspension Bridge, Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole, Tarr Steps, Okehampton and Launceston Castles, Rough Tor...
and Brown Willy.

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