The Walk

The Walk

View photographs taken along the way, maps and Mike's walking log.

Maps

The walk took 29 days along six different trails: The Beara Way, Kerry Way, Blackwater Way, East Munster Way, South Leinster Way and the Wicklow Way and through seven counties: Cork, Kerry, Tipperary, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow and Dublin.

It took 12 days to walk across England on the Trans Pennine Trail from Liverpool to Hull. Mike crossed The Netherlands in 8 days, from Europort he followed the Grote Rivierenpad (Great River Path) to cross the German border and arrive in Kleve.

Walking Log

A step-by-step look at the journey

Ireland
Day Date Start Finish Km Mi Cum Km Cum Mi
1 16/06/2013 Dursey Island Allihies 17.7 11 17.7 11
2 17/06/2013 Allihies Eyeries 16.1 10 33.8 21
3 18/06/2013 Eyeries Lauragh 26.5 16.5 60.3 37.5
4 19/06/2013 Lauragh Kenmare 24.9 15.5 85.2 53
5 23/06/2013 Kenmare Muckcross 20.5 12.7 105.7 65.7
6 25/06/2013 Muckcross Shrone 22.5 14 128.2 79.7
7 26/06/2013 Shrone Millstreet 20.1 12.5 148.3 92.2
8 28/06/2013 Millstreet Boggeragh 28 17.4 176.3 109.6
9 29/06/2013 Boggeragh Ballynamona 31 19.3 207.3 128.9
10 01/07/2013 Ballynamona Killavulen 17.1 10.6 224.4 139.5
11 02/07/2013 Killavulen Fermoy 25.7 16 250.1 155.5
12 04/07/2013 Fermoy Araglin 27.4 17 277.5 172.5
13 05/07/2013 Araglin Clogheen 20.1 12.5 297.6 185
14 06/07/2013 Clogheen Newcastle 21.7 13.5 319.3 198.5
15 07/07/2013 Newcastle Clonmel 20.9 13 340.2 211.5
16 16/06/2014 Clonmel Carrick-On-Suir 30 18.5 370.2 230
17 18/06/2014 Carrick-On-Suir Mullinavat 23 14.3 393.2 244.3
18 19/06/2014 Mullinavat Mount Alto 23.8 14.8 417 259.1
19 20/06/2014 Mount Alto Graiguenamanagh 22.2 13.8 439.2 272.9
20 22/06/2014 Graiguenamanagh Tomduff 19 12 458.2 284.9
21 23/06/2014 Tomduff Kildavin 14.2 8.8 472.4 293.7
22 24/06/2014 Kildavin Shillelagh 22 13.7 494.4 307.4
23 25/06/2014 Shillelagh Tinahely 16.1 10 510.5 317.4
24 27/06/2014 Tinahely Iron Bridge 20 12.4 530.5 329.8
25 28/06/2014 Iron Bridge Drumgoff 16 10 546.5 339.8
26 29/06/2014 Drumgoff Roundwood 27 16.8 573.5 356.6
27 30/06/2014 Roundwood Glencree 17 10.6 590.5 367.2
28 01/07/2014 Glencree St Stephen’s Grn. Dublin 29.9 18.6 620.4 385.8
29 02/07/2014 St Stephen’s Grn. Dublin Dublin Port 3.4 2.1 623.8 387.9
England
Day Date Start Finish Km Mi Cum Km Cum Mi
30 03/07/2016 Bootle Speke 20.9 13 644.7 400.9
31 04/07/2016 Speke Warrington 20.9 13 665.6 413.9
32 05/07/2016 Warrington Didsbury 35.4 22 701 435.9
33 06/07/2016 Didsbury Glossop 30.6 19 731.6 454.9
34 07/07/2016 Glossop Thurlstone 27.4 17 759 471.9
35 08/07/2016 Thurlstone Wath-Upon-Dearne 24.1 15 783.1 486.9
36 09/07/2016 Wath-Upon-Dearne Doncaster 30.6 19 813.7 505.9
37 10/07/2016 Doncaster Snaith 36.2 22.5 849.9 528.4
38 11/07/2016 Snaith Goole 35.4 22 885.3 550.4
39 12/07/2016 Goole Welton 30.6 19 915.9 569.4
40 13/07/2016 Welton Hull 20.9 13 936.8 582.4
41 14/07/2016 Hull Ferry 5 3 941.8 585.4
The Netherlands
Day Date Start Finish Km Mi Cum Km Cum Mi
41 15/07/2016 Europort Spijkenisse 32.2 20 974 605.4
42 16/07/2016 Spijkenisse Alblasserdam 30.6 19 1004.60 624.4
43 17/07/2016 Alblasserdam Schoonhaven 27.4 17 1032.00 641.4
44 18/07/2016 Schoonhaven Leerdam 22.5 14 1054.50 644.4
45 19/07/2016 Leerdam Wamel 21.7 13.5 1076.20 668.9
46 20/07/2016 Wamel Zetten 32.2 20 1108.40 688.9
47 21/07/2016 Zetten Nijmegen 20.9 13 1129.30 701.9
48 19/04/2017 Nijmegen Kleve (Germany) 29.4 18.3 1158.70 720.2
Germany
Day Date Start Finish Km Mi Cum Km Cum Mi
49 20/04/2017 Kleve Sonsbeck 34.4 21.4 1193.10 741.6
50 21/04/2017 Sonsbeck Alderkerk 41.8 26 1234.90 767.6
51 22/04/2017 Alderkirk Nettetal 22.5 14 1257.40 781.6
52 23/04/2017 Nettetal Overheffeld 27.8 17.3 1285.20 798.9
53 24/04/2017 Overheffeld Wassenburg 21.4 13.3 1306.60 812.2
54 25/04/2017 Wassenburg Geilenkirchen 26.9 16.7 1333.50 828.9
55 26/04/2017 Geilenkirchen Aachen 27.5 17.1 1361.00 846
56 27/04/2017 Aachen Roetgen 24.9 15.5 1385.90 861.5
57 28/04/2017 Roetgen Schmidt 27.5 17.1 1413.40 878.6
58 29/04/2017 Schmidt Kall 21.4 13.3 1434.80 891.9
59 30/04/2017 Kall Rheinbach 41.5 25.8 1476.30 917.9
60 01/05/2017 Rheinbach Bonn 20 12.4 1496.30 930.1
61 24/04/2018 Bonn Bad Godesberg 9.6 6 1506 936.1
62 25/04/2018 Bad Godesberg Sinzig 28.2 17.5 1534 953.6
63 26/04/2018 Sinzig Andernach 21.6 13.4 1556 967
64 27/04/2018 Andernach Koblenz 25.8 16 1582 983
65 28/04/2018 Koblenz Boppard 20.9 13 1603 996
66 29/04/2018 Boppard St Goar 24.1 15 1627 1011
67 30/04/2018 St Goar Trechtinghausen 33.8 21 1661 1032
68 01/05/2018 Trechtinghausen Stromberg 17.7 11 1679 1043
69 02/05/2018 Stromberg Neiderhausen 30.6 19 1709 1062
70 03/05/2018 Neiderhausen Rockenhausen 32.2 20 1742 1082
71 04/05/2018 Rockenhausen Kircheim-Bolenden 22.5 14 1764 1096
72 05/05/2018 Kircheim-Bolenden Worms 30.6 19 1795 1115
73 06/05/2018 Worms Bensheim 24.1 15 1819 1130
74 07/05/2018 Bensheim Michelstadt 37 23 1856 1153
75 08/05/2018 Michelstadt Obernburg 24.1 15 1880 1168

"Crazy? That’s certainly one word for it. Another is wonderful!…"

Reviewed by author Jim Rees, and featured in Ireland's Own magazine.

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