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Walking the End to End Trail

Land's End to John o' Groats on foot

A practical guidebook for walking from Land's End to John o' Groats. The 1956km (1215 mile) long-distance route, known as the End to End Trail, follows paths and tracks rather than road, and takes to the hills whenever it can. The route is presented in 61 daily stages averaging just less than 32km (20 miles).


April to June, heading north, works best for this walk. This avoids the summer heat and crowds in the southwest, and reduces the risks from midges and winter conditions in Scotland.


Land's End, Barnstaple, Knighton, Hebden Bridge, Jedburgh, Fort William, John o' Groats


A 1200-mile walk needs fitness and preparation. It is advisable to train beforehand with long days out, carrying the weight you plan to take, wearing the things you plan to wear. You will still hit problems along the way with both your body and your equipment, so plan contingency into both your schedule and your finances.

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20 Jun 2023
17.20 x 11.60 x 2.20cm

A guidebook to walking the End-to-End Trail from Land's End to John o' Groats in Scotland’s far north. Covering 1956km (1215 miles), this long-distance route known as LEJOG takes 2–3 months to hike and is suitable for all reasonably fit walkers.

The route is described from south to north in 61 stages, each averaging 32km (20 miles) in length. An alternate 3-month schedule is also included. The route avoids road walking as much as possible and takes advantage of long-distance trails, including the South West Coast Path, Pennine Way and West Highland Way.

  • Maps included for the route
  • Wealth of advice to help you prepare for and undertake your walk, covering equipment and safety
  • Information on accommodation and facilities on route
  • Notes on history, geography and local sights


By Andy Robinson

Andy Robinson has been walking around the hills and mountains for more years than he cares to admit to, and is a mean hand with a map and compass.  He has a habit of setting off on unreasonably optimistic expeditions and usually gets away with it.  But not always.  His family is very supportive and puts up with a lot, but he’s not quite sure why. 

Andy Robinson is the author of The End to End Trail – Land’s End to John o’ Groats on Foot and has worked together with Jay Wilson to create a guide to the John o' Groats Trail.

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