I’ve just done a couple of rough calculations on how much the Pennine Way is likely to cost me. I’ve already decided it’s going to be along the lines of my previous long distance walks – that is B&B all the way and baggage courier to ease the strain and allow for the little luxuries in the evening.
If I do it that way it’s going to cost me about…. wait for it…. £1300!!! FFS!!
That’s broken down as follows:
An average of £38 per night for the B&B – that’s allowing for single occupancy rates at some places as travelling solo it’s very difficult to get single rooms all the way. £38 x 17 nights = £646
An average of £20 per day for lunch, dinner and a couple of drinks. £20 x 18 days = £360
Baggage courier for the Pennine Way (those that do the whole route and not just part of it like Sherpa) are running at approximately £300 for the route.
£646 + £360 + £300 = £1300 (and that assumes I can get a lift to and from the walk). The C2C last year didn’t cost anything like that much.
For that money I could have a week in Vegas with some spending money – and go walking in the Grand Canyon! But then I would miss out on the chance to get blown about all over the Pennines and potentially get rained on for 17 days straight! What a choice. Oh God, I hope the wife doesn’t read this one.
Excuse me while I test the flex in my flexible friend 🙂