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Avoiding tarmac

Avoiding tarmac


Postby gld73 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:20 pm

Ordnance Survey has an article on longest linear British walks without crossing any roads.... pretty sure I won't be trying the route, but in case anyone is really REALLY averse to walking on tarmac, here it is :lol: :

https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/blog/2019/01/gbs-longest-linear-walk-without-crossing-a-road/?utm_campaign=2283646_5%20ways%20to%20beat%20blue%20Monday&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Ordnance%20Survey%20Leisure&dm_i=2I1H,1CY2M,6GKVBB,4GAKC,1
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Re: Avoiding tarmac

Postby Ben Nachie » Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:25 pm

Ooh, at first glance it looks do-able...
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Re: Avoiding tarmac

Postby al78 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:59 pm

I had a feeling it would be somewhere crossing the Forest of Atholl or close by. That is the area I immediately think of as being almost devoid of any human construction. Somewhere around there is the furthest crow flies distance it is possible to stand from any public road on the mainland.
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Re: Avoiding tarmac

Postby Caberfeidh » Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:52 am

At first glance it looks awful. A bit of effort would show a human, manageable winding line to negotiate natural obstacles, hillsides, streams, etc. Which would also be farther. More far. A longer distance. There's a job for someone. Didn't whatsisface do the watershed?
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