Our Calorie Calculator estimates how many Calories you will burn using Metabolic Equivalent (MET) values from Compendium of Physical Activities. The Compendium idenitifes the relative energy cost of undertaking various activities compared with doing nothing. We then combine this with your weight and the estimated duration of the activity, taking into account the length of the route and the hills involved, to estimate the total Calories burned.
When selecting an Activity setting, select the speed you would normally travel at on flat ground.
Please remember, the estimated number of Calories is just a guide and the actual number of Calories burned may vary depending on other factors such as weather and terrain.
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The ultimate Tolkien Trail around the Shire takes in country lanes, farm tracks, open fells, forest, fields and rivers. Prepare for a longer adventure and bring the right equipment including GOOD WALKING BOOTS, jackets, hats and refreshments. The route is not signposted so screenshot and download any maps before you set off to help guide you. Enjoy!
Please be careful to observe all signs for rights of way when following other people's routes, as we cannot guarantee that they do not cross private or hazardous land.
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