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Past Challenges

This list is happily growing… and if you could see my ‘bucket list’.  Well now, that is a whole new story!

2011

South West Coast Path; longest National Trail (630 miles) – solo hike

2012

Wales Coast Path (870 miles) first woman to walk the WCP

Hall of Fame: https://www.walescoastpath.gov.uk/latest-news/hall-of-fame/zoe-wathen/?lang=en

2013

Offa’s Dyke Path; National Trail (177 miles) – solo hike

Old Railway Lines from Chepstow, Monmouthshire – Draycott, Somerset – solo hike

2014

West Mendip Way (30 miles) – solo hike

2016

Camino de Santiago; Camino Frances (500 miles) – just married: our honeywalk!

2017

‘Ooop North Triple Crown’

Pennine Way; National Trail (268 miles)

Hadrian’s Wall Path; National Trail (84 miles) – solo

Wainwright’s Coast to Coast (192 miles) – postponed

East Mendip Way and West Mendip Way (49 miles) – between Christmas and New Year

2018

100 Mappy Days (#100MappyDays) – multiple distances and walks, all using a map or app

2019

100 Mappy Days continued

La Plagne; French Alps – ski school for a complete novice skier!

Wainwright’s Coast to Coast (192 miles)

100 Scary Days (#100ScaryDays) – 100 consecutive days of doing scary stuff

2020

The Southern Upland Way (215 miles) – postponed until 2021

The Virtual Southern Upland Way (#virtualSUW) – climbing the equivalent ascent of 8450 metres for the Southern Upland Way, using my back garden steps

2021

The Mon & Brec Bridge-Bagging Challenge (3412 miles) – THE biggest challenge yet. In some ways, so simple… in others, it will take a huge amount of endurance. A ‘lockdown proof’ challenge, walking from the same point each time, to a different bridge and back again. How to make a 35-miles stretch of canal extend to over 3000 miles!