At the end of May in 2016, I shall have completed my first ONE HUNDRED MILE walk.
There, I’ve said it !
Let’s put it another way…
On Saturday 28th May 2016 at high noon, in Weymouth, Dorset, I shall take the first of many steps on a circular walk of 100 miles.
|The route showing checkpoints
Sometime in the evening of Sunday 29th May 2016, I shall take the last of over two hundred thousand steps* and will have completed my first 100 miler.
According to the 2016 Hundred website
, “The anti-clockwise circular route passes through some of the finest inland countryside in Dorset and much of it is inside the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The route visits places of historical and archaeological interest such as Moreton (passing the cemetery where Lawrence of Arabia is buried), Tolpuddle, Milton Abbas, Up Cerne, Evershot, Beaminster, Netherbury, Eggardon Hill, Long Bredy and Portesham. The route goes over the highest point in Dorset, Lewesdon Hill, and also over Pilsdon Pen, the next highest point. Many of the places visited, such as Beaminster, Milton Abbas, and Evershot, are referenced in Thomas Hardy’s novels.
The route includes sections of several long-distance trails including the Wessex Ridgeway, the Jubilee Trail, and the South Dorset Ridgeway. It passes the Kingston Russell Stone Circle, a late Neolithic or early Bronze Age circle of 18 fallen stones.
* Based on average of 2,150 steps per mile.