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How long should I allow?

Everyone walks at a different pace, but as a guide, most adults can walk at around 2.5 miles (4km) an hour without accounting for stops. If you’re new to walking or recovering from an illness, allow yourself more time. Experienced walkers will often walk faster than this and walk further in an hour.

Whatever your walking ability though, the type of ground you’re covering will impact your waling pace. People walk faster on smoother surfaces such as roads, pavements and surfaced paths, while uneven ground and more difficult surfaces such as mud or boggy areas, gravel and sand will slow you down.

And then then there are hills to consider. ‘Naismith's Rule’ (devised by Scottsh mountaineer William Wilson Naismith in 1892) allows an hour for every three miles (5km), plus an extra half an hour for every 1000ft (330m) climbed, so you’ll need to factor in more time for a walk that includes ascents.


John Harris’s ‘Walking in England’. Free Walks to Download

UK Hillwalking - a useful site of links to walking resources.

Walking Britain - Walks and walking resources. 100’s of searchable walking routes.

Walking Routes - Over 2000 routes covering Wales, Scotland, Ireland and England.

Highly recommended group walking in Mallorca.

Lake District Weather resource. Check before you go!

Ideal for walkers who are looking for a variety of walks set in a small friendly village with great facilities.