Below is our proposed route which we’ve produced with the help of OS maps, online. We’ve been using OS maps when planning our practice walks and the mileage always seems to be spot on. We’re sometimes a bit unsure about the height gain though, as we can get different readings from the gps and the online map. I’m sure our legs will know which is right…

The colour-coding is for our benefit, so we can see how tough the days are likely to be. With previous walks anything up to 15 miles is fine, but after that you do start to feel it and anything over 20 miles becomes tougher still.

Although we have routes planned for each stage of the walk, we know we might have to be flexible depending on how our feet are feeling.

The longest day is when we walk from the Isle of Barra to Howmore on South Uist – this was because we hadn’t realised that Calmac no longer operate a service from Oban to Lochboisdale (apparently they stopped this the year before last – we should have known this), necessitating a very quick change to our original plan. It will be a tough day, but hopefully the sun will shine and we can enjoy a leisurely stroll along Eriskay and Uist’s lovely beaches…you never know!

Day Route

Time

Height (ft)

Miles

Weds 29th Spondon to Wirksworth

6hrs 13

2045.28

16.11

Thurs 30th Wirksworth to Sparklow

5hrs 24

1395.34

14.6

Fri 31st Sparklow to Edale

6hrs 29

2286.42

16.59

Sat 1st Edale to Hadfield

6hrs 58

3208.99

16.62

Sun 2nd Hadfield to Ogden

5hrs 42

2616.47

13.61

Mon 3rd Ogden to Todmorden

4hrs 11

1630.58

10.46

Tues 4th Todmorden to Cowling

6hrs 33

2687.01

16.16

Weds 5th Cowling to Kirby Malham

5hrs 55

1774.61

15.63

Thurs 6th Kirby Malham to Malham (rest day!)

0hrs 38

227.03

1.62

Fri 7th Malham to Horton

5hrs 43

2394.03

14.05

Sat 8th Horton to Hawes

5hrs 14

1732.94

13.57

Sun 9th Hawes to Kirkby Stephen

6hrs 25

1805.77

17.13

Mon 10th Kirkby Stephen to nr Appleby

5hrs 15

1227.36

14.4

Tues 11th Nr Appleby to Lazonby

6hrs 24

1104

18.17

Weds 12th Lazonby to Cumwhitton

4hrs 05

1049.54

11.06

Thurs 13th Cumwhitton to Walton

3hrs 52

814.63

10.77

Fri 14th Walton to Langholm

8hrs 05

2047.57

21.93

Sat 15th Langholm to Teviothead

5hrs 47

1621.06

15.47

Sun 16th Teviothead to Hawick

4hrs 45

1497.7

12.46

Mon 17th Hawick to Selkirk

5hrs 01

1770.01

12.84

Tues 18th Selkirk to Peebles

7hrs 07

2047.9

18.93

Weds 19th Peebles to Penicuik

5hrs 20

1351.71

14.47

Thurs 20th Penicuik to Edinburgh

(Morningside)

3hrs 32

1059.71

9.33

Fri 21st Edinburgh (rest day!)
Sat 22nd Edinburgh to Linlithgow

7hrs 07

971.46

20.61

Sun 23rd Linlithgow to Kilsyth

7hrs 35

1192.59

21.74

Mon 24th Kilsyth to Carbeth

5hrs 55

1085.3

16.7

Tues 25th Carbeth to Drymen

3hrs 28

752.95

9.63

Weds 26th Drymen to Rowchoish

7hrs 05

2831.04

17.58

Thurs 27th Rowchoish to Crianlarich

7hrs 12

3555.45

16.8

Fri 28th Crianlarich to Dalmally

6hrs 55

1917.98

18.52

Sat 29th Dalmally to Taynuilt

5hrs 27

1744.42

14.21

Sun 30th Taynuilt to Oban

4hrs 53

1650.26

12.6

Mon 1st Oban Hostel to Ferry                Ferry 13.30 – 18.15                 Ferry to Barra B&B

9

1hr 15

35.1

333.01

0.42

3.37

Tues 2nd Barra B&B to Ferry                    Ferry 11.10 – 11.50              Eriskay to S.Uist (Howmore)

2hrs 28

7hrs 20

657.81

961.61

6.66

21.32

Weds 3rd Uist (Howmore) to Benbecula

4hrs 42

328.41

14.41

Thurs 4th Benbecula to North Uist

6hrs 05

538.06

18.08

Fri 5th North Uist to Berneray

6hrs 49

970.8

19.67

Sat 6th Berneray B&B to Ferry               Ferry 10.25 – 11.25        Leverburgh to Sandview

31

2hrs 15

92.19

427.82

1.48

6.37

Total Mileage – 566.15                                                                                                            39 days walking (40 days in total -1 rest day in Edinburgh)

Total Height – 59,441.92ft