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NameMr & Mrs Campbell
TownHungerford
CountryEngland
MonthMay 2011
Duration17 Days (Bespoke Itinerary)
SectionWhole Route
No in Group2
Description
Dear Andrew, Just thought we'd confirm our safe return and to say how much we enjoyed the walk. Yes it was hard, the going was tough at times, the weather could have been better but it was great for walking, especially having the wind behind us.

We walked for 16 days, with mileage between 8 and 17 and a half miles. We think this was the best organised long distance walk we've been on thanks to you and your team. All the B and B's were good, especially the Kenmuir Arms Hotel, and the Kenbridge, Gordon's favourite. They all gave us an evening meal or recommended a place nearby. All offered to dry wet clothes and boots and provided warm and clean accommodation. As you know we are in our seventies and although experienced walkers, every walk is different and this one was no exception. What did we like most of all? Talking to the locals, especially the farmers and the walkers we met, some of whom were as old or older than us and many had tents with them! walking in remote areas, especially on the moors, walking with the compass  because although the route was well sign posted there were moments especially in forests when we could not see very far ahead.

We walked by ourselves because we are slow but we never felt uneasy. I think it is a magnificent walk during which we could use our skills without feeling it was beyond us. The distances are long and can be very long between places,according to the guide books. It is the nature of the land but with you and others picking us up in cars and landrovers at strategic points, we felt confident that we could make it.

Finally the walk on paper seems daunting but split into manageable parts, and organised to suit individual needs it was a great experience and one we will never forget, especially coming out of the forest and seeing the sea at last at Cove, near Cockburnspath.

Kind regards and best wishes.

Thanks again for advising and organising Anita and Gordon Campbell.