The fields and fells of England, the mountains of Wales, the forests and drove roads of Scotland: these are all about healthy exercise, the loveliness of the landscape, the pleasure of good company. This book looks at what it takes to do a long distance challenge walk - the mental toughness, experience, and the slight madness.
'This is another excellent guide by Cicerone in which Ronald Turnbull takes a look both serious and humorous at what it takes to do a long-distance or challenge walk. Ronald, veteran of many a long-distance and challenge walk intersperses sound advice with wry recollections of his experience of the National Three Peaks Challenge and other such routes throughout the British Isles. For aspiring or novice long-distance walkers, this guide provides tips on how to minimise the suffering, to stay safe, to raise money for charity perhaps, and to 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.' (Keswick Reminder / March 2007)'Extensive tips are given, including on how to approach the challenges, safety, raising money for charity and enjoying the experiences.The style is light although the seriousness of the challenges is conveyed. Interspersed throughout the text are Turnbull's experiences and reminiscences, many of them in a humerous vien. It is evident that he is a member of the Fell Runners' Association.For anyone with an interest in challenge walks, this is an interesting, amusing and informative read.'(Irish Mountain Log / Summer 2007)
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