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Doing the Walk Yourself: General Planning Tips

The only real way to plan a long-distance walk properly is to learn from experience, as everyone has their own favourite ways of tackling the trail. However it's a good idea to have a checklist to go through before you start, so here are a few questions you should ask yourself before planning each walk. This list doesn't cover everything; it's just a start.

There's plenty more that needs to be done to plan a successful long-distance walk, but the best way to become a good walker is to go out there and walk. You'll soon know whether you've picked a trail that's too hard or a pack that's too heavy, and there's no better way to learn about what to do than by actually doing it.