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I recently read Rockwell Kent's  autobio, /It's Me O Lord/, in which
he recounts many journeys he made both on horseback and on foot. (He
grew up in what was literally the horse-and-buggy era.) He could have
*easily* covered that distance in less than a day.
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We both may be correct depending on terrain, weather, etc.
The average times are calculated, loosely, on 20-30 miles per day,
(depending on terrain) with a rest day every 4-6 days. Sitting on a walking
horse for hours and hours at a time is agonizing. It is much easier to trot
and canter 25 or 50 miles than to walk/jog 15. -for the horse as well as the
rider (speaking of a fit horse) A horse can walk about 3mph so that gives
you about ten mile legs at the walk between breakfast and lunch and lunch
and supper. Notice those are average times, not maximum times.
Comments on route or terrain.
On Great East Road
Overland, inc. forest and downs.
Mithlond / Grey Havens
The Gray havens are on both sides of there the River Lhun just widens
to become the Gulf of Lhun. There does not appear to be a bridge across the
River Lhun and you will need to cross for quickest transit; so assume a
Over Tower Hills
Either over or around Tower Hills slows pace.
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