The Route

John O'Groats, Wick, Helmsdale, Tain, Inverness, Fort William, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Peebles, Carlisle, Kendal, Preston, Stoke-on-Trent, Shrewsbury, Chepstow, Bristol, Bath, Taunton, Tiverton, Bodmin, Land's EndJohn O’Groats to Lands End

‘A man’s mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.’ – Proverbs 16 v9

Starting date:
2nd August 2010
Detailed route plan now available below.

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Date Section Miles Track/Walk Way/Road
2nd Aug JOG to Wick/Watten 19 A9/Minor Road
3rd Aug Wick/Watten to Dunbeath 21 A9/Watten Lane
4th Aug Dunbeath to Helmsdale 15 A9
5th Aug Helmsdale to Brora 11 A9 Sandy beach for 2 miles N of Brora
6th Aug Brora to Dornoch 17.5 A9 / Coastal path via Stelbo and Embo
7th Aug Dornoch to Alness 20 Dornoch Firth / Ardross Forest / Lanes
8th Aug Rest day at Technifix with Isabel and Jan
9th Aug Alness to Dingwell 9 Back Roads // to A9
10th Aug Dingwell to Inverness 16 Cannon Bridge / Milton / Firthside Path E Kessock Bridge
11th Aug Inverness to Drumnadrochit 19 Great Glen Way
12th Aug Drumnadochit to Invermoriston 14 Great Glen Way
13th Aug Invermoriston to Laggan 19 Great Glen Way
14th Aug Laggan to Fort William 21 Great Glen Way
15th Aug Rest Day in Fort William
16th Aug Fort William to Kinlockleven 14 West Highland Way
17th Aug Kinlochleven to Kings House Hotel 9 West Highland Way
18th Aug Kings House Hotel to Tyndrum 18.5 West Highland Way
19th Aug Tyndrum to Inverarnan 12 West Highland Way
20th Aug Inverarnan to Rowardennan 14 West Highland Way
21st Aug Rowardennan to Drymen 14 West Highland Way
22nd Aug Rest Day in Glasgow
23rd Aug Drymen via Lennoxtown to Kirkintilloch 19.5 West Highland Way / Gartness-Kirkintilloch disused railway
24th Aug Kirkintilloch via Kilsyth to Falkirk 14.5 Forth and Clyde Canal / Millennium Link
25th Aug Falkirk to Linlithgrow 10.5 Millennium Link / Union Canal
26th Aug Linlithgrow to Balerno (Edinburgh) 18 Union Canal / River Almond / NCN R75
27th Aug Balerno to Carlops 8 Path via Red Moss Nat. Reserve / Bore Stane North Esk Reservoir
28th Aug Carlops to Peebles 16 A702 / Small Rd E / A701 / Small Rd E / A709
29th Aug Rest Day in Peebles
30th Aug Peebles to Broadmeadows YH 14 Southern Upland Way
31st Aug Broadmeadows YH to Melrose 12 Southern Upland Way
1st Sept Melrose to Jedburgh 18 St Cuthbert’s Way
2nd Sept Jedburgh to Bryness 21.5 Pennine Way
3rd Sept Bryness to Bellingham 15 Pennine Way
4th Sept Billingham to Haltwhistle 19.5 Pennine Way / Hadrian’s Wall Path
5th Sept Rest Day Haltwhistle
6th Sept Haltwhistle via Brampton to Castle Carrock 17 Hadrian’s Wall Path /A69 / B6413
7th Sept Castle Carrock to Penrith 20 B6413 / Small Rd / B6413/2 / Small Rd
8th Sept Penrith to Shap 11 A6
9th Sept Shap to Kendal 17 A6
10th Sept Kendal to Carnforth 15 A65 / A6070 / A6
11th Sept Carnforth to Lancaster 8 Lancaster Canal Tow Path
12th Sept Rest Day in Lancaster
13th Sept Lancaster to Garstang 15 Lancaster Canal Tow Path
14th Sept Garstang to Preston 15 Lancaster Canal Tow Path
15th Sept Preston to Southport 17 FYOW / A59 / A565
16th Sept Southport to Widnes 32 Trans Pennine Trail 484
17th Sept Widnes to Frodshom 17 TPT 484 / Sankey Bridge / Manchester Ship Canal
18 Sept Frodsham to Beeston 14 Sandstone Trail 396 (B5152 / A49)
19th Sept Rest Day in Beeston
20th Sept Beeston to Grindley Brook 18 Sandstone Trail 396 (A49)
21st Sept Grindley Brook to Bronygarth (Chirk) 24 Maelar Way 280
22nd Sept Bronygarth to Llanymynech 14 Offa’s Dyke
23rd Sept Llanymynech to Buttington Bridge 10.5 Offa’s Dyke
24th Sept Buttington Bridge to Montgomery 17.2 Offa’s Dyke
25th Sept Montgomery to Knighton 18 Offa’s Dyke
26th Sept Rest Day in Knighton
27th Sept Knighton to Kington 13.5 Offa’s Dyke
28th Sept Kington to Hay-on-Wye 14.75 Offa’s Dyke
29th Sept Hay-on-Wye to Pandy 17 Offa’s Dyke
30th Sept Pandy to Monmouth 16.75 Offa’s Dyke
1st Oct Monmouth to Chepstow 17.5 Offa’s Dyke
2nd Oct Chepstow to Bristol 22 Old Severn Bridge / Severn Way / Avon Walkway
3rd Oct Rest Day at HOME
4th Oct Bristol to Bath 13 Avon Walkway
5th Oct Bath to Midsomer Norton 16 Kennet and Avon Canal / Lanes of Cam brook / Limestone Link Path / Lanes
6th Oct Midsomer Norton to Street 16 Lanes over A37 / Golf Course Lanes / Tunnel under A37 / Straight Lane NCN R3
7th Oct Street to Taunton 22 NT Track, Sedmore Drain A361 / River Parrett Trail / Tor Path, Bdgewater Taunton C
8th Oct Taunton to Tiverton 24 Old Great Weston Way
9th Oct Tiverton to Crediton 14 Ex Valley Way / Footpath
10th Oct Rest Day Crediton / Tiverton
11th Oct Credition to South Zeal 14.5 Country Roads / Farm Tracks
12th Oct South Zeal to Bridesowe 12 Torka Trail / Lanes & Tracks / Two Castle Trail
13th Oct Bridestow to Launceston 17 Two Castles Trail
14th Oct Launceston to St Breward 22.5 Paths & Lanes / Marleway / Open Lanes
15th Oct St Breward to Indian Queen 19 NCN R3, Camel Trail / Footpath / Road
16th Oct Indian Queen to Truro 13.5 Road / Lane / Woodland Track
17th Oct Rest Day at Truro
18th Oct Truro to Helston 17 Foot Path / Bridal Path / Country Lanes
19th Oct Helston to Penzance 17 Back Lanes / Coastal Path
20th Oct Penzance to Land’s END 11 Foot Path / Surfaced Lanes / Bridal Way / CT