Guidebook to fastpacking - multi-day running trips carrying the bare essentials - in the UK, Europe and beyond. Includes 12 route ideas (all tried and tested), fastpacking stories from around the world (featuring Jez Bragg, Anna Frost and Jasmin Paris), and invaluable tips and tricks to help you prepare for your own running adventure.
A summary of each route idea is provided, together with mapping and a gradient profile, as well as highlights, tips and 'tales from the trail'. Invaluable practical information is also included, covering everything you need to know to prepare and plan for a trip: training, accommodation options, safety, equipment, apparel, nutrition, hydration and more.
The route ideas and stories featured showcase an impressive range of fastpacking opportunities, both in the UK and abroad. From mountain hut hopping trips, bothy discovery tours and wild camping expeditions, the inspirational tales and selected trails are guaranteed to entice 'everyday' runners to try their hand at a multi-day journey, be it in the Brecon Beacons, Bhutan or beyond.
Centres - Fastpacking route ideas in England, Scotland, Wales, Europe and Nepal. Inspiring stories of multi-day running adventures in the UK, Europe, USA and Asia.
Difficulty - Fastpacking is for all trail runners. Suggested routes range from easy to challenging, with distances and locations varying widely - from two day trips to two week trips, following routes such as the South Downs Way (high point: 270m) to Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (high point: 2525m)