Lands end John o groats (walking) LEJOG

Lands end John o groats (walking) LEJOG

Author
Discussion

i4got

Original Poster:

5,097 posts

55 months

Thursday 1st July 2021
quotequote all
I’ve seen plenty of posts about driving or cycling LEJOG but unless I missed it nothing on walking? Anyone done this or planning it. ?

I’m hoping to start beginning of April 2022. Had a long distance walk in Italy to Rome cancelled this year and figure there’s less can go wrong with a domestic trip.

Anyway any advice or suggestions welcomed.


i4got

Original Poster:

5,097 posts

55 months

Friday 2nd July 2021
quotequote all
Cheers for the link beer

Regbuser

848 posts

12 months

Friday 2nd July 2021
quotequote all
And, from experience, the Offa's dyke way is more 'shire' than the Midlands; but you have to then traverse Flintshire - swings and roundabouts..

i4got

Original Poster:

5,097 posts

55 months

Friday 2nd July 2021
quotequote all
Regbuser said:
And, from experience, the Offa's dyke way is more 'shire' than the Midlands; but you have to then traverse Flintshire - swings and roundabouts..
That's one of the big decisions I'm looking forward to researching.


thebraketester

12,515 posts

115 months

Friday 2nd July 2021
quotequote all
Huge commitment.... hats off.

Regbuser

848 posts

12 months

Friday 2nd July 2021
quotequote all
Whichever route you choose, your life will be enriched 100 fold, good luck 🍀

i4got

Original Poster:

5,097 posts

55 months

Thursday 24th March
quotequote all
Time for an update.

Getting train down to Penzance on Tuesday then bus to Lands End and starting the walk on Wednesday.

After a lot of research and blog reading I have a route that I'm generally happy with.

I'll be going up the centre of Cornwall, Devon and Somerset rather than the coast path. Making use of parts of the Michael Mary Pilgrim path and the King Arthur Path up to Glastonbury.

Then bits of the Costwold Way, the Severn Way and the Staffs & Worcs canal up to Stafford.

Rather than the Pennine Way I'm working up the Dales Way to Windermere then the Cumbria Way to Carlisle.

Up the Annandale Way, part of the Southern Upland Way to Edinburgh, then cross the Bridge to Perth, Pitlochry and Blair Atholl. Cross the Cairngorms to Inverness using the East Highland Trail, then up the John O Groats trail to the end.

Decided on the east side of Scotland to avoid the crowds and hopefully the midges on the West Highland way / Great Glen Way - plus I really like the idea of wild camping through the Cairngorms.

Got all the equipment and gear I think I need as I'll be primarily camping.

The route isn't set in stone as I'll be looking for camp sites or wild camping spots as I go rather than pre-booking.

All being well I should finish towards the end of June.

Looking forward to it with a fair amount of trepidation built in.

I may pop onto PH from time to time if I need some local knowledge on stopping places or anything else.




RicksAlfas

12,044 posts

221 months

Thursday 24th March
quotequote all
That's a tremendous trip. Good luck with it!!

Harpoon

1,220 posts

191 months

Thursday 24th March
quotequote all
Wow - good luck! I hope the body and kit both hold-up to a incredible walk.

The Mad Monk

9,703 posts

94 months

Thursday 24th March
quotequote all
I wish you well.

Mark Asread

2,469 posts

116 months

Thursday 24th March
quotequote all
Good luck! What an adventure. Watch LiamBrown on youtube, if you haven't already.

El stovey

42,095 posts

240 months

Thursday 24th March
quotequote all
Were you the guy doing the sw coastal path last year and got injured op?


Pit Pony

5,744 posts

98 months

Thursday 24th March
quotequote all
Do google maps says it should take 11 days.

Given that the pennine way took me 3 weeks, I think this time Google is out by a factor of 10.

Good luck by the way

BoRED S2upid

17,256 posts

217 months

Thursday 24th March
quotequote all
Good grief is this a thing? That’s going to be one hell of an adventure. Keep us updated. You would be surprised how many people will help if you were coming anywhere close to my house I’d offer a meal, shower and garden to pitch your tent. Don’t think you will be coming anywhere close though.

Good luck.

i4got

Original Poster:

5,097 posts

55 months

Thursday 24th March
quotequote all
El stovey said:
Were you the guy doing the sw coastal path last year and got injured op?
No I've not done the Sw Coast Path. I've done a few over the years (Coast to Coast, South Downs, Portuguese Camino, RidgeWay etc) but touch wood not had to retire injured yet. I'm a bit older and achy-er now and not tried anything this challenging before so fingers cossed.

i4got

Original Poster:

5,097 posts

55 months

Thursday 24th March
quotequote all
Thanks all for the good wishes.

i4got

Original Poster:

5,097 posts

55 months

Thursday 24th March
quotequote all
Pit Pony said:
Do google maps says it should take 11 days.

Given that the pennine way took me 3 weeks, I think this time Google is out by a factor of 10.

Good luck by the way
The Pennine Way is quite an achievement. I haven't yet ruled it out but when I get close I'll see what the weather is like. I'll only head that way if there's a prolonged period of good weather forecast. Don't fancy the muddy bogs if I can help it.


hyperblue

2,638 posts

157 months

Thursday 24th March
quotequote all
Pit Pony said:
Do google maps says it should take 11 days.

Given that the pennine way took me 3 weeks, I think this time Google is out by a factor of 10.

Good luck by the way
You sure that isn’t on a bike?


Edit - ooops just checked and you’re right laugh

RicksAlfas

12,044 posts

221 months

Thursday 24th March
quotequote all
I did The Dales Way about 15 years ago and I'm still tired.
biggrin