You are walking across Wales?
Hi Rajiv, I finished a couple of months ago, since then I’ve been working of the photos from the walk
Hooo shit! That must have been one long walk! With lots of photos…
I have been to Scotland and to England. Never to Wales.
Hi I was wondering if I could ask you a couple of questions about your experiences on the trail? I was wondering how many opportunities toy had to resupply on the trail and how much food you would have to carry at a time? Also, my hope was to wild camp the the entire length of the trail and not rely on any accommodation, in your experience is there enough open space to wild camp along the trail or is it all farmlands? Thank you
I found two/ three days of food was sufficient, though I got it wrong a couple of times. The are not many opportunities to resupply right next to the trail in some sections – if you don’t mind going a few Km off route (I did) you are ok though. I went hungry a couple of times. Some small post offices/ village stores I was counting on were permanently closed by the time I got to them.
I wild camped the whole way with a couple of hostels and B&Bs thrown in. There is definitely enough wild space for this and it makes the walk unforgettable. I also preferred this approach as one can adapt distance to the weather and how one feels on the day rather than a fixed itinerary that booking accommodation dictates. The problem I had with so much wild camping is that its hard to dry out gear that got wet when covering so many km per day in days of constant rain – so I kept my sleeping gear dry and put on the wet clothes in the morning from the previous day like in jungle environment.
As I’m sure you know your navigation needs to be excellent as much of it isn’t signposted and there is a lot of mist and mountain fog. Its a solitary affair – I didn’t meet anyone else doing the walk and less that a handful of people walking generally during the whole thing outside of the honey pots of Pen y Fan, Cadair Idris & Snowdon.
Let me know if you have any other questions and best of luck – its a proper adventure!
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