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).
SeasonsRecommended from April to the end of June... for more hours of daylight, fewer midges, and to avoid the shooting seasons and winter weather in Scotland.
CentresLand's End, Barnstaple, Knighton, Hebden Bridge, Jedburgh, Fort William, John o' Groats
DifficultyA two-month walk at an average of 20 miles per day (an alternative three-month schedule is also provided). The recommended route keeps to hills where possible. For experienced walkers only: includes some remote mountain areas; navigation skills are necessary.
Must SeeThe best of Britain's hill country, coastal scenery in Devon/Cornwall, the Peak District, the Highlands
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.View author profile
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