Lands end John o groats (walking) LEJOG

Lands end John o groats (walking) LEJOG

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Boringvolvodriver

6,674 posts

20 months

Wednesday 4th May
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I did feel for you today as I was driving in some pretty unpleasant weather in the hills to the east of your route - I drove through Meltham! At least you have a hotel tonight.

Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day - looks like 15 miles of walking and again a slog.

There is the White House where the PW crosses the A58 although not sure how long it will take you to get there in terms of lunch. I reckon it is about 8 miles from Diggle but I don’t know your walking speed.

The PW crosses the A672 after 5 miles or so and if you know what time you might be there, I may be able to meet you there and bring you anything you might need. There is a car park but can’t remember if a food truck there or not.




Boringvolvodriver

6,674 posts

20 months

Wednesday 4th May
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I have sent you a message.

Bill

47,851 posts

232 months

Wednesday 4th May
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I've been hesitant mentioning the luck you've had with the weather, sod's law it breaks on a big day! rolleyes

i4got

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5,091 posts

55 months

Wednesday 4th May
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Bill said:
I've been hesitant mentioning the luck you've had with the weather, sod's law it breaks on a big day! rolleyes
True. Today could have been great if the weather had been different.

i4got

Original Poster:

5,091 posts

55 months

Wednesday 4th May
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Boringvolvodriver said:
I did feel for you today as I was driving in some pretty unpleasant weather in the hills to the east of your route - I drove through Meltham! At least you have a hotel tonight.

Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day - looks like 15 miles of walking and again a slog.

There is the White House where the PW crosses the A58 although not sure how long it will take you to get there in terms of lunch. I reckon it is about 8 miles from Diggle but I don’t know your walking speed.

The PW crosses the A672 after 5 miles or so and if you know what time you might be there, I may be able to meet you there and bring you anything you might need. There is a car park but can’t remember if a food truck there or not.
Thats great news re the White House. Just checked and they serve food till 2pm. I’m sure I can get there by 2 - famous last words. Got your email - thanks beer

Boringvolvodriver

6,674 posts

20 months

Thursday 5th May
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Good to see that you have made it to Hebden Bridge and that the White House delivered!

A better day weather wise but a hard 17 miles. HB is an interesting place for sure!

If you are heading to Silsden then there is going to be some climbs again I am sorry to say.

No obvious route to avoid them I don’t think - maybe to Howarth and then

Enjoy the pizza

i4got

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5,091 posts

55 months

Thursday 5th May
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Boringvolvodriver said:
Good to see that you have made it to Hebden Bridge and that the White House delivered!

A better day weather wise but a hard 17 miles. HB is an interesting place for sure!

If you are heading to Silsden then there is going to be some climbs again I am sorry to say.

No obvious route to avoid them I don’t think - maybe to Howarth and then

Enjoy the pizza
It’s only a brief visit but I love Hebden Bridge. I’m in a great Italian (origami?). Couple of Timmy Taylor Landlords in the Old Gate first. Only downside is the traffics a bit of a nightmare.

I think you’re right regarding route. Haworth seems the way to go and should provide a good lunch stop. But its looking like another 18/19 miler.

Eta Doh. The pizza place is Origano.



Edited by i4got on Thursday 5th May 19:57

Bill

47,851 posts

232 months

Thursday 5th May
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The bowling green in Hebden Bridge is spectacular too, perched on the clifftop above the valley.

Boringvolvodriver

6,674 posts

20 months

Thursday 5th May
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i4got said:
It’s only a brief visit but I love Hebden Bridge. I’m in a great Italian (origami?). Couple of Timmy Taylor Landlords in the Old Gate first. Only downside is the traffics a bit of a nightmare.

I think you’re right regarding route. Haworth seems the way to go and should provide a good lunch stop. But its looking like another 18/19 miler.

Eta Doh. The pizza place is Origano.



Edited by i4got on Thursday 5th May 19:57
If you think the traffic is bad, try driving through it! I spent 4 years having to go through there at least once a week and even now will go through the town on a regular basis - usually slowly, especially when there are roadworks, which is often!

Enjoy the Landlord - a favourite of mine along with Black Sheep and the beers from Ilkley Brewery are good too when you get in that general area.

Unfortunately Haworth is in a dip as well. From HB Maybe head up the road to the NT Hardcastle Craggs car park at. New. Bridge and take the track to join up with the Calder Aire Link to Oxenhope . Then the Railway children walk and Bronge Way to Haworth

Probably then some road walking to Laycock when you could take the Millennium Way to Whitely Head and then road to Silsden.

A long trek again and I can’t think of or see another way for you.

Feel free to, as Fleetwood Mac once said, go your own Way. Which is meant in fhe nicest possible way and good luck.

I am now away for a couple of days when you may be off my patch, so to speak, although following the Dales Way will see some lovely scenery and some places that we love going to. Hope the weather stays kind for you.

i4got

Original Poster:

5,091 posts

55 months

Thursday 5th May
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Boringvolvodriver said:
i4got said:
It’s only a brief visit but I love Hebden Bridge. I’m in a great Italian (origami?). Couple of Timmy Taylor Landlords in the Old Gate first. Only downside is the traffics a bit of a nightmare.

I think you’re right regarding route. Haworth seems the way to go and should provide a good lunch stop. But its looking like another 18/19 miler.

Eta Doh. The pizza place is Origano.



Edited by i4got on Thursday 5th May 19:57
If you think the traffic is bad, try driving through it! I spent 4 years having to go through there at least once a week and even now will go through the town on a regular basis - usually slowly, especially when there are roadworks, which is often!

Enjoy the Landlord - a favourite of mine along with Black Sheep and the beers from Ilkley Brewery are good too when you get in that general area.

Unfortunately Haworth is in a dip as well. From HB Maybe head up the road to the NT Hardcastle Craggs car park at. New. Bridge and take the track to join up with the Calder Aire Link to Oxenhope . Then the Railway children walk and Bronge Way to Haworth

Probably then some road walking to Laycock when you could take the Millennium Way to Whitely Head and then road to Silsden.

A long trek again and I can’t think of or see another way for you.

Feel free to, as Fleetwood Mac once said, go your own Way. Which is meant in fhe nicest possible way and good luck.

I am now away for a couple of days when you may be off my patch, so to speak, although following the Dales Way will see some lovely scenery and some places that we love going to. Hope the weather stays kind for you.
Cheers for that - useful information. The campsite I’m heading for is a mile or so north of Silsden - the one benefit is there looks to be lots of good refuelling stops.

Mr Spoon

1,542 posts

15 months

Friday 6th May
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I just realised what LEJOG stands for.... laugh

leyorkie

1,378 posts

153 months

Friday 6th May
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Mr Spoon said:
I just realised what LEJOG stands for.... laugh
How about JOGLE ? 😄

DB4DM

731 posts

100 months

Friday 6th May
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JOGLE means weather in your face not on your back

Boringvolvodriver

6,674 posts

20 months

Friday 6th May
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Glad to see you got to Silsden - not the most inspiring place but as you said in Facebook- better(just) than Keighley. It really is a bad town - I used to annoy a co worker who lived in Silsden by saying they lived at Keighley!

It is a place best avoided although at one time they did have a car museum there.

Haworth is lovely without the tourists as you say.

Hopefully things will be better now on the Dales Way and fingers crossed for good weather.

i4got

Original Poster:

5,091 posts

55 months

Saturday 7th May
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Boringvolvodriver said:
Glad to see you got to Silsden - not the most inspiring place but as you said in Facebook- better(just) than Keighley. It really is a bad town - I used to annoy a co worker who lived in Silsden by saying they lived at Keighley!

It is a place best avoided although at one time they did have a car museum there.

Haworth is lovely without the tourists as you say.

Hopefully things will be better now on the Dales Way and fingers crossed for good weather.
Just passed Bolton Abbey on the way to Appletreewick for the night.

I think the reason I was disappointed with Keighley is tgat I was expecting a typical dales market town - I’d only ever heard of it regarding rugby. It certainly is not a typical market town.

snoopy25

1,388 posts

97 months

Saturday 7th May
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just found this thread.

What an amazing thread! just read it from start to finish, well not the finish but you know what i mean as your still going! lol

Keep it up OP your doing amazing!!

General Price

4,063 posts

160 months

Saturday 7th May
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DB4DM said:
JOGLE means weather in your face not on your back
Downhill all the way though.biggrin

loughran

2,252 posts

113 months

Saturday 7th May
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The Craven Arms, Appletreewick is nice pub with a warm welcome.






Boringvolvodriver

6,674 posts

20 months

Saturday 7th May
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i4got said:
Just passed Bolton Abbey on the way to Appletreewick for the night.

I think the reason I was disappointed with Keighley is tgat I was expecting a typical dales market town - I’d only ever heard of it regarding rugby. It certainly is not a typical market town.
Masons campsite? Very nice there, we like it. Choice of 2 pubs - Craven Arms is lovely.

Walking along the river from Bolton Abbey is very pleasant indeed.

i4got

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5,091 posts

55 months

Saturday 7th May
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Craven Arms booked for dinner. Popped in earlier and the pies look fantastic.

And a big treat. PHer soad has just popped by with not only some beers but also ice. Unbelievable and very generous.