Big kids and walking to a friends house

At what age would you consider letting your big kid walk to a friends house over a mile away? Would it depend on the route? Is this more of a maturity issue than an age issue?

    I think it would definitely be determined by the route and maturity level. I wouldn't want them walking down a highway... but a nieghborhood or a back country road, maybe, pretty early.
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