Stats and Such

Hello again.

I wanted to share the final stats with you about the project before I start talking about some of the other things that came out of the walks (mainly because it gives me an excuse to play with a big spreadsheet). I also threw in a little Q&A session for some of the most commonly asked questions I get about the walks.

At the end of the post, there is a video I put together for you too. It is not the fanciest thing you’ll ever watch, but it was quite exciting to see it all come together.

So Here We Go!

It seems fitting to start with all the totals because they look huge and impressive…

  • Total distance walked: 399.80 miles
  • Total distance on Thames Clipper: 3.84 miles
  • Total distance if I cheat and add those two together so I break the 400-mile mark: 403.64
  • Total number of walks: 65
  • Total walking time: 175 hours : 37 minutes
  • Total word count on blog: 64, 487 words

In the category of Longest/Shortest we have:  Continue reading

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Day 45

You can find the map for today’s 6.10 mile walk here. 40 days until the Congestion Zone Ends Party! Follow on Twitter for more updates.

Hello again.

Today I finished off the last few streets of Marylebone and made my way into Mayfair. Marylebone is the largest neighbourhood I’ve covered, by far. All told, I was there for five walks. I still haven’t written about a couple of them but I have to keep you waiting for something, right?

I really enjoyed the walk today. The weather was beautiful, the buildings were gorgeous, the streets were full of greenery and I met a stranger who loves London and taught me all kinds of things about some of the places I have been. Perhaps he was making it up as he went along, but he’s a good bullshitter if that’s the case so I salute him either way.

Mayfair

Duke Street

Mayfair is just beautiful. I can’t get over the architecture and the dedication to green space. It is a truly unique part of London. The homes here are phenomenally decadent, with private gardens tucked away around every corner. When I have a few million pounds lying around sometime, I think I might get me one of these. Continue reading