Rob- it was over two and an half.We did an eight hour day on the Friday 13.7 miles.Saturday we had a monster, starting at 8.30 and finishing at 12.30 Sunday morning 27 miles, which thankfully left us just I've 5 miles for the Sunday.
Kate-we revised the route a little due to all the rain recently so there was a but more marching on the road than originally planned but in hindsight I'm glad of it.And yes on top was boggy, but the views down into the Valleys were superb and well worth the effort.
Well we made it, although due to the weather and the wanting to actually get to the coast our wild camping didn't materialise.Unless you call the campsite at cwmystwyth and the garden of the White lion in Taly bont wild. .But nearly 46 mile and 14000 of ascent was plenty wild enough for me. Now need to start lightening my pack, with out banking the bank of course!
I understand that this is an epic task, but that's what happens when the beer is flowing .Originally we thought about going from our front doors to the coast but that was nearer 80 miles.Rhayader is only about half an hour from where I live so we can get an early start on the Friday .It's roughly 15 to 18 miles walk to the pools from Rhayader itself.I feel that would give us a good indication of our speed over the ground.The plan is for us to reach the coast lunchtime on the Sunday where the families will meet us.To get to borth from mine you have to pass though devils bridge on the way or you can take the mountain road, thus gives us plenty of scope for being picked up from anywhere on Sunday.Enjoyment is our top priority and if we have to be picked up after only getting half way then so be, I'm not killing myself in the name of adventure
Cheers for the advice guys. Andy i'll have a look at the Monks trod.We picked this route as it was just a case of joining 3 different LDPs:The elan valley way,The Hope house way and the Mal Evans way. Do you think that hoping to manage 20 to 25 miles in a day is a little to ambitious?