Aching feet

Published 1 June 2016

Old signpost for the Snake Path, dating back to 1905

It’s been a while since I’ve been out for a good walk in the Pennines, but the other day I found myself in the town of New Mills, on the edge of Derbyshire, with a day to spare.

My target was the Trespass Trail, a walking trail that commemorates the Kinder Trespass of 1932.

The trail – which I’ll write about at some point soon – wasn’t massively long. It came in at just 14 miles. But it had rather unfortunate consequences. My legs are still aching from the exertion, and the soles of my feet are especially sore.

It’s not like I’m not used to doing 14 miles. Done it many times. Done longer days too. But perhaps not many recently with quite as much up, and as much down. My recent walking has been on rather flatter climbs, on the more sedate stlyings of the Thames Path and the London LOOP.

So when it comes to hills, my stamina is clearly not what it should be in the walking department. I really must get some more practise in. Well, when my feet have recovered anyway.

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