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Long Walk To Wherever: Cinema's Most Epic Journeys
Lace on your hiking shoes because we're taking a stroll with the most challenging walks on film…

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Mia Wasikowska heads into the Australian desert for a true-life walking story in this week’s Tracks, so we thought we’d kick off a quest to look at some of the other long journeys that have inspired cinema, whether it was critters trying to get home or hobbits trying to visit a volcano. You may need blister ointment after reading, and do remember to hydrate.

WORDS JAMES WHITE
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THE LORD OF THE RINGS (2001-2003)

The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King

The Film
How can the smallest hero save the entirety of Middle-earth from its darkest threat? By walking for blooming ages across hostile terrain, up mountains, through Orc- and goblin-filled mines, all the while being reminded how important it all is by a wizard who, if we’re honest, should really have just done it himself. There’s also an argument to be made that the Hobbits and everyone else could have saved themselves several days by just flying Convenient Eagle Airways.

TrekAdvisor review
“Even though I nearly died on this trip, I would recommend the journey to anyone. Rivendell was a really beautiful location to visit and while Lothlorien was a bit scary, we were given free gifts! A word of advice for anyone travelling with a friend: make sure they don’t get tasked with ferrying dangerous magical jewellery, or you may end up feeling like you’re carrying them.” – User SamGamg25.

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Erm... Lawrence of Arabia? More

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Land Before Time, 10,000 BC, Alexander More

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