Crikey, she hasn't been on another walk has she!! ;O)) Nope, this is one of my old OS maps, just out of curiosity I checked out the mileage of a walk I did from Ashbourne to Burton on Trent. This is half of it, won't all fit under the scanner lid and I can't be bothered to do the rest. It comes out at 17.17 miles, I walked this when I was in my mid twenties. I'm pretty chuffed that I can still do this distance and more, over 40 years later.
I couldn't use this map though, I would get lost, everything has changed. Ashbourne has a bypass, some of the paths I walked have been upgraded and called The Centenery Way, the A50 trunk road from the M1 to Stoke now bypasses all the villages, and Tutbury has a bypass. I probably wouldn't recognise it now.
This walk won't be as long as Blackpool to the Humber Bridge. I am going to Burton on Trent on the train and walking back home along the River Trent. About 110 miles.
This time I am booking beds, and I am lucky that I have two good friends who can each put me up for a night. It will be an interesting walk, especially around the Marina's in Derby and Nottingham. The last 20 miles will be a bit of a slog though, mainly along the road, but I don't mind that, as all I will be thinking of is the finishing line, my front door, ha ha. I'll be posting as I go, as before, and now I have a better idea of packing a rucksack, I hope I wont get sore shoulders again. I'm not rushing this one because I want to enjoy the scenery and have time to look around. Should take 7 days. I'll let you know when I get on my way.