Reply To: Why so few dartmoor trails?


True, reb10, tracks are not needed to make a trail, but they get the ball rolling if someone has a trail in mind.

I have it on good authority that the Perambulation route has been completed in around 15 hours. The route is about 50 miles long, so a 15 hour trip would then mean a non-stop 3 miles an hour over mainly trackless moorland. You’d need quite a few Mars bars for that I should think.

I’ve normally had enough after 20 miles on the moor, but I do intend to do this as a single walk one day, although I expect to break it up with an overnight stop like most other people who do it.

I’m off to Sweden later in the year to walk part of one of their historic trails, the Kungsleden, high in the Arctic Circle. There aren’t many geocaches there either, but the route passes close to Sweden’s highest mountain, which may be just too tempting to pass up.