We are heading to Scotland in February to spend a few days walking in the mountains and learning to use crampons. For this trip Carmel and I both have new boots which are fairly stiff and designed for crampons – and these boots needed breaking in. We therefore came up with the plan to spend the day walking through Thetford Forest in boots that are quite impractical for long distance walks on the flat.
I bought an Ordnance Survey map of Thetford Forest and worked out a circular walk of around 15 miles. The walk was a good one, and the weather perfect, but by the end our legs were worn out by the heavy inflexible boots we’d been lugging around. Definitely couldn’t have done a longer walk in those things.
Duration 4:59 hours
Distance 14.9 miles
Path (Google Earth)