If so, I would love to communicate with you. Specifically, I would like to know if you would consider any of the easier trails to be dangerous? (i.e., cliffs, eroded paths, creek crossings, etc.) I signed up for this program for April 2019 but I'm having second thoughts. I had a nearly catastrophic fall doing Hiking in Cinque Terre and I'm gun shy. Any info is welcome.
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No, nothing dangerous at all and believe me I'm a total chicken so I'd tell you. No drop off or sheer areas altho it was quite hilly. The mileage was more than advertised and this seemed to be the general opinion of everyone on the trip, not just me. For instance, the first walking day was supposed to be about 5 miles and it was 8+ miles. The leader's comment was that he'd measured and that all our pedometers/fitbits, etc were incorrect. Ummm, ok. If I were doing another one I'd work up to a fitness level where I could do 8 miles with some hilly stretches pretty easily. I missed a number of the hikes as I had fallen in London and hurt my knee (so swollen I could barely get my jeans on!), then had a plantar fasciitis flare from favoring the hurt knee. The year I did it the focus was on Ancient Hill forts. They've changed that a bit which is good. I thought this was going to be a fascinating topic but I discovered that basically seen one, seen them all, lol! That sounds harsh but they were really so similar it was pretty repetitive. It looks like they've still got some included but not all. I DID love staying in Salisbury and Bath particularly since I didn't participate every day I could easily explore both cities on my own. BTW, the picture shown for the Ancient Footpaths program when you do the search for programs in England is actually not a sight on this tour. What's shown is the Yew trees by the North doors of the church in Stow-on-the-Wold. Apparently Tolkien used to come to Stow from Oxford and the conjecture is he used this image for the Hobbit House! https://tinyurl.com/yce72tfs Altho I have not done the Cornwall walking tour, I understood from one of the folks on another tour that there were some quite sheer areas on that walk. After having been to Cornwall a couple of times since and looked at the Coastal path a time or two I can well believe that. I'm such a chicken I couldn't even go across the bridge at Tintagel because there was too much drop. ~Pam
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