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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Start, Thurso (A9) 30 MPH sign, just past Park Hotel , proceed to Watten (A9/A882), turn left onto B870, cross B874 (right/left), and continue on B870 to junction with B876 (Wick/Castletown road). Turn left on B876 and continue to Castletown. Turn left onto A836 toward Thurso and finish at the 50 MPH sign near the community centre at Murkle (2.5 miles)
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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