I planned to do this as an initial test walk. I was unsure about doing the long distances and shooting themes, I then realised I'm not trying to publish a 100 page book and one walk might be enough.
To paraphrase Bruce Lee - walking the walk 100 times might be better than walking each one once.
I feel like the walk optimises the Common Riding connection by being the ride out that young aspiring men do to become part of the Castle Craigs Club and have the chance of being elected Cornet, leader of the Common Riding.
I originally planned this route however I am not so confident doing the walk so I asked a local who has walked it since a young age to accompany me. I am interested in the conversations this brings too and the memories of place.
This walk is long, being 14.47 km and I have a feeling I will have some sore legs and a very tired puppy after it.