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Challenge: Walk along a long distance footpath. Taken from the BB Seniors Challenge Plus Pro Pack, Challenge 116


• Hiking boots
• Food
• Warm, Waterproof clothing
• Map & Compass — someone needs to know how to use them!!
• Survival bag
• Emergency rations
• Torch


Decide which long distance path you would like to walk part of. There are many to choose from — West Highland Way, Southern Upland way, Pennine Way, Offa's Dyke, Ridgeway, Icknield Way to name but a few. Get information on your chosen footpath, including a map.

Think about:
• What transport is needed to get you to the start and get you home at the end of the walk?
• How far do you intend to walk? Most maps of the long distance footpaths are divided up into manageable sections of between 8 —20 miles for a one day walk.

Tips / Advice:
http://walking.visitscotland.com, www.walkinginengland.co.uk, www.walkni.com, www.icknieldwaypath.co.uk, http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk are useful websites to give you ideas to plan your walk.

Safety Issues / Risk Assessment:
A leader who holds a current advanced expedition & outdoor leadership certificate needs to supervise this challenge.

For dull details see the BB Seniors Challenge Plus Pro Pack, Challenge 116


  • challenge
  • challenge Plus
  • Hiking
  • seniors

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