LEJOG Itinerary

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I've spent quite a lot of time planning and then re-planning the itinerary for this LEJOG adventure. There's a lot to consider when planning to walk nearly a 1000 miles over 11 weeks. I think I've done enough walking in the last few years to know what I like and what I don't when it comes to walking in the UK. I don't particularly like walking on long stretches on concrete or tarmac but sometimes it's unavoidable unless you want to take a long detour. I like the hills and love the views that you can sometimes get, so I'll go up these whenever possible if I'm going to get a clear view, otherwise I won't bother. I walk fairly quickly but enjoy slowing down when there's plenty to look at around me. I also like to be flexible so although I don't have any plans within my itinerary to go visiting tourist attractions or historic sites, if circumstances allow then I'll defo have a look. I've included some of the national trails in my itinerary, not the complete trails but several sections. This includes;

-   The Camel Trail, between Bodmin and St Breward.  (1 day)

-   Parts of Cotswold Way, between Bath and Stonehouse.

-   Severn Way from Gloucester to Bridgenorth via Worcester and Stourport-on-Severn (4 days).

-   Pennine Way, between Crowden and Byrness.

I had a difficult choice to make when I reach Edinburgh. I've done a lot of walking around Scotland and that includes large sections of both the West Highland Way and the Great Glen Way and there's absolutely no doubt about the beauty of the landscape, however if I go directly North to Inverness via Perth, Blair Atholl and Aviemore then I save three days and a fair few miles. As I'm typing this I'm heading directly to Inverness and avoiding the Scottish trails, but like said I'm flexible.

 

My LEJOG Itinerary

An estimated itinerary which will probably be subject to change.

Date Start Point Finish Point Estimated Miles Actual Miles
Date Start Point End Point Estimated Miles Actual Miles
Sat 22nd April 2017 Lands End Penzance 11.0
Sun 23rd April 2017 Penzance Crowntown 15.6
Mon 24th April 2017 Crowntown Truro 17.7
Tues 25th April 2017 Truro Victoria 17.8
Wed 26th April 2017 Victoria North of St Breward 17.4
Thur 27th April 2017 North of St Breward Liftondown 16.8
Fri 28th April 2017 Liftondown Okehampton 17.2
Sat 29th April 2017 REST DAY REST DAY 0.0
Sun 30th April 2017 Okehampton Crediton 18.0
Mon 1st May 2017 Crediton Tiverton 17.6
Tues 2nd May 2017 Tiverton Taunton 20.5
Wed 3rd May 2017 Taunton Street 20.2
Thur 4th May 2017 Street Chilcompton 18.3
Fri 5th May 2017 Chilcompton Bath 12.4
Sat 6th May 2017 REST DAY REST DAY 0.0
Sunday 7th May 2017 Bath Horton 16.9
Mon 8th May 2017 Horton Stroud 20.5
Tues 9th May 2017 Stroud North Gloucester 18.4
Wed 10th May 2017 North Gloucester Kempsey 17.7
Thur 11th May 2017 Kempsey Stourport-on-Severn 18.1
Fri 12th May 2017 Stourport-on-Severn Bridgnorth 16.9
Sat 13th May 2017 Bridgnorth Stafford 23.4
Sun 14th May 2017 REST DAY REST DAY 0.0
Mon 15th May 2017 Stafford Cheadle 18.6
Tues 16th May 2017 Cheadle North of Leek 17.3
Wed 17th May 2017 North of Leek Glossop 21.6
Thur 18th May 2017 REST DAY REST DAY 0.0
Fri 19th May 2017 Glossop Marsden 16.1
Sat 20th May 2017 Marsden Jack Bridge 13.9
Sun 21st May 2017 Jack Bridge Cowling 13.7
Mon 22nd May 2017 Cowling Malham 17.3
Tues 23rd May 2017 Malham Horton-Ribblesdale 14.8
Wed 24th May 2017 Horton-Ribblesdale Hawes 13.6
Thur 25th May 2017 Hawes Tan Hill Inn 13.8
Fri 26th May 2017 Tan Hill Inn Middleton-in-Teesdale 16.7
Sat 27th May 2017 REST DAY REST DAY 0.0
Sun 28th May 2017 Middleton-in-Teesdale Allenheads 18.4
Mon 29th May 2017 Allenheads Twice Brewed 18.2
Tues 30th May 2017 Twice Brewed Bellingham 13.7
Wed 31st May 2017 Bellingham Byrness 15.1
Thur 1st June 2017 Byrness North Jedburgh 17.4
Fri 2nd June 2017 North Jedburgh Galashiels 16.4
Sat 3rd June 2017 Galashiels Peebles 17.1
Sun 4th June 2017 Peebles Edinburgh 19.0
Mon 5th June 2017 REST DAY REST DAY 0.0
Tues 6th June 2017 Edinburgh Halbeath 20.4
Wed 7th June 2017 Halbeath Kinross 11.8
Thur 8th June 2017 Kinross Perth 16.4
Fri 9th June 2017 Perth Dunkeld 17.7
Sat 10th June 2017 Dunkeld Pitlochry 14.1
Sun 11th June 2017 Pitlochry River Tilt Camp 15.5
Mon 12th June 2017 River Tilt Camp Corrour Bothy 16.5
Tues 13th June 2017 Corrour Bothy Aviemore 13.4
Wed 14th June 2017 REST DAY REST DAY 0.0
Thur 15th June 2017 Aviemore Tomatin 17.1
Fri 16th June 2017 Tomatin Inverness 14.4
Sat 17th June 2017 Inverness Evanton 17.6
Sun 18th June 2017 Evanton Tain 15.5
Mon 19th June 2017 Tain Golspie 17.8
Tues 20th June 2017 Golspie Helmsdale 17.2
Wed 21st June 2017 Helmsdale Latheron 18.8
Thur 22nd June 2017 Latheron Wick 18.3
Fri 23rd June 2017 Wick John O'Groats 16.7
Sat 24th June 2017 John O'Groats Duncansby Head 2.1