The Route

As far as walking from Land’s End to John o’Groats goes, you can pretty much make up your own route; the only real criterion for being able to say you’ve done the “End-to-End” is that you get from start to finish in one continuous journey. At the end of the day it doesn’t matter how you do it.

My original route was influenced by Andrew McCloy’s route guide “The Land’s End to John o’Groats Walk” and Andy Robinson’s “The End-to-End Trail” routes.

My planned route used as many long distance paths as was practicable but I knew from the outset that although this was the planned route, and that I was booking places to stay as I went along, it would be madness to stick to it if it didn’t make sense. Taking a road instead of a path I’d originally planned on walking didn’t mean I’d failed or anything as getting to the end was the goal, and I did that.

I know I can be stubborn sometimes but I wasn’t so stubborn as to allow for changes to the route if I thought it was either needed or just a good idea, and anyway, I had all the right maps and my GPS too so making changes on the fly wasn’t a problem if it was necessary.

 

Weekly Breakdown

The table below gives a weekly breakdown of my LEJOG walk. The links in the table will take you to a more detailed route page for that week.

WeekDatesFromToMilesTotal MilesComplete
Week 107/05/10 to 13/05/10Land’s EndLaunceston99.6499.649.05%
Week 214/05/10 to 20/05/10LauncestonTaunton83.32182.9616.61%
Week 321/05/10 to 27/05/10TauntonCam88.04271.0024.61%
Week 428/05/10 to 03/06/10CamWolverhampton91.83362.8332.95%
Week 504/06/10 to 10/06/10WolverhamptonWaterloo Inn73.14435.9739.59%
Week 611/06/10 to 17/06/10Waterloo InnMalham92.98528.9548.03%
Week 718/06/10 to 24/06/10MalhamMiddleton-in-Teesdale61.92590.8753.65%
Week 825/06/10 to 01/07/10Middleton-in-TeesdaleJedburgh91.65682.5261.97%
Week 902/07/10 to 08/07/10JedburghEdinburgh79.92762.4469.23%
Week 1009/07/10 to 15/07/10EdinburghInverarnan93.14855.5877.69%
Week 1116/07/10 to 22/07/10InverarnanInvermoriston94.31949.8986.25%
Week 1223/07/10 to 29/07/10InvermoristonHelmsdale99.641049.5395.30%
Week 1330/07/10 to 01/08/10HelmsdaleJohn O’Groats51.771101.30100.00%

 

Route Map

 

 

Please be aware that the route was hand-plotted by me and so may not be 100% accurate.

Elevation Details

Start Elavation (m)End Elavation (m)Max Elevation (m)Min Elevation (m)Total Climb (m)Total Descent (m)
517713140,484-40,510