So after a little bit of planning the 26 mile walk from Stonehenge to Avebury was a complete success.
When we first arrived to stonehenge the path that we were supposed to walk along had big ‘closed’ signs in front of it, of which at the time we had no idea why. As we approached it, we realised that Summer Solstice was happening and they had closed off numerous paths to different places of which one of them was ours. It was 10 passed 8 and the oath was closed from 8 to 8. After banter with the mom we decided that we should just walk through anyways as no one was around. We started walking and we thought someone shouted at us, so we sped up a little bit then slowed down as soon as we hit some trees.
We walked through what looked like a mormon community, very small, very bizarre village looking thing with some intense barbwire surrounding it. We walked through quickly, hit a main road and then went onto army territory.
Now the army territory may not sound that bad but we had many a sign saying ‘DANGER, KEEP ON PATH, MAY CAUSE EXPLOSIONS AND DEATH’. We were on plain paths covered by country side with the same view for over 3 and a half hours. In this time we had on and off rain, 2 10 min stops, of which one was because we had gotten a little lost. While we were lost, Hannah had decided that she needed to ‘unload’ behind a bush and a police car drove straight pass her and stopped at the rest of the group to see if we were okay and what we were doing. The other Hanna had some banter with the man who seemed alright and friendly.
I think the morning was more eventful full of strange happenings than the evening. By the time we had lunch and there were mental thunderstorms we headed off to our second half of the walk. Luckily the second half was more ‘adventurous’ as it was walking through fields, farms, electric fences, bushes, canals, train tracks, sty’s, up a big hill, down a big hill and through Avebury with the witches and crazy people with dreads.
Everyone this morning i must say was slow, slugish and in a lot of pain. The only person who could jump, skip and most possibly fly was Hannah Rocke (she was the only one with out walking boots and she came away without a scratch) whilst polish kate couldn’t make her legs straight and the other Hanna had badly hurt her knee.
HERE ARE SOME STATISTIC NUMBER STUFF:
Total Blisters = 20
Injured on walk = Hanna who has done something super strange to her knee
Fastest walkers overall = Hannah Rocke and Alex
Slowest walkers over all = everyone had a go at the back at some point… apart from Alex and Hannah
Total milage = 28
Total Time = under 10 hours
Total Breaks = 4 including lunch… all 10 mins apart from lunch which was around 25mins
Chocolate bars eaten:
6 fudge bars
2 packets of jaffa cakes
1 stop by a police man
Total toilet stops = 14
2 big deers
2 baby deers
loads of cows
TOTAL RASIED BETWEEN US:
We would all just like to say a MASSIVE thanks to mom and dad (steve and rebecca) for providing us with food and shelter and driving oh and the drink that they provided for all of us. Plus a quick thanks to Nay who drove some people to the station and drove to Avebury to take us home.
We will reblog some photos in a bizzle fo shizzle.