These statistics exist because I like them and for no other reason. Why? because they exist. If you want any new ones please feel free to ask – I like fellow nerds.
Days: Start to Finish: 291
Actual Days Walked: 247
Miles Covered: 5,045.0
Average miles per day walked: 20.43
Longest Day: Formby to Walmer Bridge: 28.3 miles
Ascent Made: 536,815 ft (Everest x 18.5)
Most Ascent in one day: Charlestown to Portloe, 6,062ft
Flattest Day: Skegness to Freiston Shore: 88ft
Highest Point: 2,064 ft – Pass of the Cattle, Nr Applecross
Friendliest People Met: Inverie, Knoydart
Favourite Full Walking Day: Whitesand Bay to Strumble Head – 28th April
Favourite Short Walks: Postie’s Path – 14th August AND Inveralligin to Lower Diabaig – 7th August
Best Road Walk: Drumbeg Road – 18th August
Worst Road Walk: A83 to West Tarbert – 30th June
Most Idyllic Place: Kervaig nr Cape Wrath
River estuaries waded (boots & socks off): 7 (I think)
LEJOG Miles Completed: 2,785
SECTION DETAILS:South West Coast Path: 643 miles, 144,847 ft Wales Total: 731 miles, 95,753 ft England Part 1: 786 miles, 152,455 ft (incl. SW Coast Path) England Part 2: 311 miles, 12,894 ft Scotland Total: 2,000 miles, 216,168 ft England Part 3: 1,217 miles, 59,545 ft England Total: 2,314 miles, 224,894 ft
Trips & Slips: 10 Times (4 in one very wet Morvern day incl 2 x face plants).
Boots Worn Out: 3 Pairs
Soaked…all Layers: Five (Hurricane Bertha didn’t quite get me!)
Blister Count: Twelve – I think (one in same place six times)
Injuries and whinges: 1 Suspected broken toe (stage 3) – 21st Feb, 1 x Trapped nerve in shoulder (March & April), 1 x very dodgy tum – 27th Feb, Torn skin off back of right hand – 14th June (not even when walking), Tweaked left hamstring – 21st Aug. Sore Left Achilles – from July onwards. Painful Right Hip – 26th September for a few days.
Best Pint/s: Victoria Hotel, Drigg, Cumbria & The Ship, Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire
Duff Dogs Met: One…..It was a little rat on stilts and the owner said it was my stick or hat. I reminded her that it was the dog and not me.
Ice Creams Eaten: Errrrrrrrrrrr……..lots!
Clipped by vehicle wing mirror: Once but numerous close calls….thanks!
Overtaken by another walker: 10 Times (five times in town, once by a hare equivalent who I later overtook, once by a woman dog walker going like an express train and three women speed walking nr Clacton)
Snickers Woes:2 x Minor Rear Bumper Knocks…..both repaired and better than original 1 x Wing Mirror – broken by a builders lorry passing at speed. Make do repair 1 x Fridge Lock – worked much better with a plastic golf tee 1 x Door Lock – just failed in Week 1 and never worked again, could be opened and locked from inside only. 1 x Glass Hob Cover – didn’t like a hot kettle – handmade wooden cover replacement. 1 x Tap – snapped off – Fitted very expensively due to several leaking replacements. 2 x Silly flimsy loops in door – snapped 1 x Leaking skylight – Repaired 3 x Electrical Problem re leisure battery supply – fuse found and replaced three times 3 x Kitchen Tap Leaking badly – fourth replacement tap eventually worked. 1 x Rear light cluster fault – one bulb blown plus loose wiring 1 x Rear and opposite front corner light gone – dodgy Fiat wiring and fuse 1 x Headlights not working – Fiat fuse board mislabelled…doh! 1 x Snapped Key 1 x Boiler water hose detached – replaced after mopping up! 1 x “The bumper just fell off” – fixed better than the original fitting! 1 x “The skylight just fell off” – replacement fitted.