September 03, 2019 · Community
Magnificent scenery and a long time wish now fulfilled. However, the 'Easy' rating given in the description is nothing like the reality. The first third of the hike isn't difficult at all and can be achieved by most people of reasonable fitness. However, the final two thirds can be really strenuous even in ideal weather conditions. I suspect that many middle aged and elderly people that I observed on the walk had perhaps been taken in (fooled) by the 'Easy' and less than accurate rating and were really struggling and unsure of whether to turn back or carry on. I cannot emphasise enough (my opinion of course) is that this walk/hike should NOT be undertaken unless you are in a good to very good physical condition. I would also suggest that the rating be amended to read 'Difficult'. One final point, only by downloading the available GPX file and examining the profile carefully using an application such as Komoot can one fully understand the true and accurate walking profile.