London to Mid-Wales – done. What’s next?

The complete route – 204 miles (although the last 1.5 miles isn’t shown ):

I wasn’t particularly looking forward to today. It promised the longest walk of the week (at 28 and 2/3 miles), the biggest climb of the trip at the end of the day (I live in the hills) and I’d been unable to avoid planning in quite a few miles on B roads with no pavements late on in the walk (which often means lots of traffic to dodge). Not to mention the fact that very changeable weather was forecast.

I started pre-dawn in order to ensure as little traffic during my walk as possible, meaning I was done by lunch. Couter-intuitively the walk wasn’t as bad as some others – particularly as it turns out my feet stop hurting when I’m trekking up-hill.

A pre-dawn landscape
The gloaming west of Shrewsbury
A sign saying "The North West Road"
The Shrewsbury North West Road
A signpost in Llansantffraid
Into Wales
A bridge (aqueduct)
The Vyrnwy Aqueduct, carrying the Montgomeryshire Canal
A breathtaking landscape of the mid-Wales hills
The Tanat Valley – Home


  • Sleep last night: 6h 28min
  • Miles covered: 28.7/204 (today/total)
  • Miles to go: 0
  • Steps: 57,813/424,020 (today/total)
  • Calories: 3,735
  • Walking speed: 3.3-6.5
  • Finish time: 12.30ish


  • Shrewbury
  • Bicton
  • Montford Bridge
  • Montford
  • Shrawardine
  • Wilcott Marsh
  • Pentre
  • Melverley
  • Llanymynech
  • Llansantffraid-Ym-Mechain
  • Llanfechain
  • Brithdir
  • Home (not shown)

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