The Serpent trail is a winding, twisting 64 mile walk that covers three counties, starting in Haslemere and ending at Petersfield. Alex has suggested we should do the walk later in the year. I’ve said yes.
To be honest, I really do want to do it. I’m not at all bothered by the prospect. There are a couple of issues that needs to be addressed; I don’t do wild camping, or camping of any kind come to that. Every evening we will either be in proper beds in hotels, or the walk is close enough for us to get home each night. A pain for whoever taxi’s us backwards and forwards. The second part is training. I have to show a steady programme of walks slowly building up to a daily target which may be either fifteen or twenty miles a day.
Last Sunday, I did a walk it was eight miles. I felt pretty shattered afterwards. Admittedly, I’m used to doing two milers, I jumped in to an opportunity to do a longer walk. Two miles is, to be honest easy. Three miles not that much harder. Time is a problem. I can fit in two and three miles each day, but not much more than that. Weekends are slightly different. I could go for a longer walk, and Elayne would support me with that.
I will research training programs for walking longer distances. I guess I am going to have to keep you informed as to how I get on.