Cicerone Guide Book: Three Peaks, Ten Tors
And other challenging walks in the UK, by Ronald Turnbull
Three Peaks, Ten Tors - a Cicerone guide to UK Challenge Walks
Practical guidebook for anyone planning to do a long distance or challenge walk.
Includes information on 15 routes from the 3 peaks (National, Yorkshire & Lancashire) to the Ten Tors with both serious and humorous approaches.
Provides notes on what it takes to do a challenge walk, how to choose the challenge and much more.
A look both serious and humorous at what it takes to do a long-distance or challenge walk - the mental toughness, experience, the slight madness - plus notes on planning and undertaking the best such routes.
Ronald Turnbull, veteran of many a long-distance and challenge walk, intersperses sound advice with wry recollections of his experience of the 3 Peaks Challenge and other such routes throughout the British Isles.
Suitable for aspiring or novice long-distance walkers, the guidebook 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 authors reminiscences of the highs and lows of long-distance routes.
Includes route outlines and schedules, tips on minimizing the environmental impact of challenge routes and suggestions for new '3 peaks' and other long-distance routes.
Includes sections on the following routes:
National Three Peaks
Yorkshire Three Peaks
Lancashire Three Peaks
Three Peaks of Somerset
Ten Tors (Dartmoor)
Lyke Wake Walk
Across Wales Walk
Fifty from your Front Door (do-it-yourself)
Cumbria's Old Country Tops
Mourne's Seven Sevens
Tranters' Walk (Lochaber)
Throughout the year. Winter walking in remote areas is only for those with the necessary skills and experience.
Walks from 25km (15.5 miles) to 80km (50 miles), and from 7 hrs to 34hrs. Some remote and mountainous areas. Good fitness and navigational skills (including night navigation) required.
The group experience; the shared suffering; the sense of achievement. Crossing the finish line. Planning your next route. Wondering why you are doing it...
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