LEJOG resources?

Hello, you peeps who have done it (or planned it).

Any ideas on good web resources for planning a LEJOG? Routes etc? Any help gratefully received ♥

12 Responses to LEJOG resources?

  1. Gayle says:

    Mark Moxon’s website (www.landsendjohnogroats.info) is a good place to start. In the “Doing the walk youself” section there are loads of links.

    Predictably, I could write an entire essay on the subject but I seem to have left the power supply to my laptop at work and typing on the iPod is a little tiresome so you’re saved an essay. Happy to share my thoughts any time though.

    • peewiglet says:

      Thanks, Gayle 🙂

      It’s prolly unrealistic at the moment, but I’ve ordered a book…

      • Gayle says:

        Back to a proper keyboard – but I see that Alan has pretty much echoed my main thoughts (except for the Morocco suggestion; that one hadn’t sprung to my mind!).

        How about the South West Coast Path? Slightly better climate down there and you go through villages regularly so you get to see people, and at 630 miles it would keep you occupied for a few weeks.

        Which book have you bought?

    • peewiglet says:

      Thanks again, Gayle. I’d not thought about the SWC path. 630 miles, eh? Hmmm! I’ll go and look it up.

      I confess that this morning, though, I’ve been looking through my GR10 book. That’s what I’d really like to do, but this definitely isn’t the right time of year for it. Maybe I’ll make a provisional plan to do that next Spring if I’m not sorted out by then, and something else in the meantime ♥

    • peewiglet says:

      p.s. forgot to say that the book is The End to End Trail by Andy Robinson. I can see that there are two or three good ones, but a browse through the feedback on Amazon suggested that it’s focussed on camping, so I thought I’d have a look.

      It’s here

      • Gayle says:

        I’ve got both Andy Robinson’s book and Andrew McCloy’s and although I found both worth having, in my opinion Andy Robinson’s is by far the most helpful (the matrix in the back showing what towns/villages have what facilities, although not entirely accurate, was particularly useful).

        So, GR10 next year and LEJOG the year after?!

    • peewiglet says:

      Tres bon, then! I’m glad I’ve got a good one 🙂

      Yes! GR10, then LEJOG, then… who knows? *g*

  2. alan.sloman says:

    Hello Miss,

    Dave Greenwood did a winter LEJOG:

    I don’t think I would enjoy it in winter – lots of walking in the dark in the cold wind and rain / sleet and snow. You wouldn’t meet as many people out and about, either.

    Why not try Morocco? That has big mountains and is a bit further south – Try Hamish Brown for suggestions?

    Or perhaps plan it in the winter and walk it in the Spring? – But that’s probably not want you want…

  3. This Sloman chap did one as well, might be worth picking his brains.

  4. You’re welcome to have a look at my website. So many people asked me about routes, I included a page on route planning. (People will ask you too – Steve Blease’s book is quite funny on that.)

    I’d echo Gayle’s comments about Andy Robinson’s book. You don’t need to camp to use his route, except north of the Great Glen, where you can switch to the east coast route if you’re using B&Bs and youth hostels. There’s also a third guidebook, by Mike Salter – different routes again.

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