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Discussion Forum - Events - Lands End to John O'Groats

Author: Robert F Attwood
Posted: Fri 14th Oct 2011, 17:14
Joined: 1996
Local Group: Bristol & West
Attempted L.E.J.O.G early this year, made it to Hadrian's Wall before injury forced us to give up.A good giude book with detailed route descriptions is "The End to End Trail" by Andy Robinson (Cicerone Press) which we used to get from the end of Offas'Dyke path to the start of the Pennine way at Edale.One bit of advice would be not to use the coast path from Lands End to Barnstaple as this is exposed in bad weather and involves many steep sections and is not an easy way to start L.E.J.O.G. We did this and found it the hardest bit of our walk.
Author: David Morgan
Posted: Thu 1st Sep 2011, 13:26
Joined: 1994
Local Group: South Wales
This might be of interest to those of you planning to walk Lands End to John O'Groats. It has a lot of photos and plenty of helpful information.


Posted: Wed 31st Aug 2011, 17:53
Joined: 2011

I am new to the LDWA and wondered if anyone had completed LEJOG this year. I am planning a solo trip next year July/Sept solo for Macmillans Cancer Support. I ahve a rough idea of route but still need to work out which way in Scotland(apart from just North) which route to cross from Offas Dyke(and best point) to PWay. I am also unsure of the section from Barnstaple to Chepstow(start of Offas Dyke) I am trying to keep off roads as much as possible. Any advice ideas regarding the above would be most appreciated. kind Regards Rob
Posted: Fri 5th Aug 2005, 21:18
Joined: 2005
Steve Bees completed the walk at the beginning of July after beginning at Easter. He kept a blog site as he went along which may be of interest
Posted: Wed 18th May 2005, 16:24
Joined: 2005
As I mentioned above, there's now something at:

which, so far, has a web forum and a (blank) wiki. I'd like to develop this further, but in the meantime the discussion forums may turn out to be useful.. if anyone shows up!

Posted: Sat 9th Apr 2005, 1:48
Joined: 2005
Thanks for the replies. I've been very busy lately, but will be in touch soon for more info. I just realised that I should have given my e-mail address in my original posting, since it doesn't display automatically. For anyone interested in joining me on the walk, please contact me at I've got McCloy's book, and am planning to start the walk in mid-June and hope to finish by the end of August. I'll be doing it solo if necessary, but I'd prefer some company if anyone else is attracted by the idea and is free during that period.

Posted: Sat 2nd Apr 2005, 14:31
Joined: 2005
I'm planning an End-to-End starting in the middle of August - a solo effort using a modified version of McCloy's route (a chunk of the SWCP and a different route through the Midlands). It'll be my first proper long-distance walk in many years, but taking up running last summer has improved my fitness no end so - a couple of test walks next month pending - I hope I'll be fine. Again planning to take 60-70 days, 75 at the most.

I've noticed there's a shortage of useful information for End-to-Enders on the web at the moment. I've registered in an attempt to redress the balance - nothing there yet, but I plan to put a few forums and route plans and such there when I've got the time.
Author: Tony Deall
Posted: Wed 30th Mar 2005, 20:36
Joined: 1985
Local Group: Cumbria
Three of us did LEJOG last spring - a great adventure.We used Andrew McCloy's latest very useful book as a framework which we altered to suit (ISBN 1-871890-59-4). We took 64 days without a day off though this included several half days (and several mega days!). If you want more info on route, schedules, accomodation etc feel free to email me -
Posted: Wed 30th Mar 2005, 10:33
Joined: 2005
I'm hoping to do a walk from Lands End to John O'Groats this summer, partly to raise money for charity, and partly because it's something I've long fancied doing but have never had the time for until now. Although I've walked quite a few long-distance paths in Britain, I have never attempted this sort of distance as a continuous walk before, so I'd welcome any tips and advice from those who have already done the walk (e.g. choice of route, equipment, planning overnight stops, rest days, etc). And since my wife has neither the time nor the inclination to attempt this particular challenge, I'd also like to find one or more walking companions for my trip. So if anyone is interested in joining me, please get in touch.


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