Sunday, 30 June 2013

Gunnislake




Like everywhere else I have been, this place claims to be at the centre of Cornish mining heritage





The most sensible sign in the town.

Here is a picture of my good foot. The other one is really sore but looks normal except for the long fat little toe.  Sorry!



Saturday, 29 June 2013

Arrived Liskeard


Mostly on single track roads up and down hills all day.  One horrid section along an A road with no path.   Very sore feet today.  But I am a day ahead of schedule .   Here are some examples of what the day was like










Sunday, 23 June 2013

Almost Packed

I am almost packed and have marked most of my maps and made most of my plans. I am leaving at the end of Monday 24th of June 2013 and start the walk with an easy 10 mile start (I hope). Then the next few days are a slight ramp-up with 12, 15,13 and 10 mile days before the seriously long days start.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Almost finished the plan

Shortly I will be setting off to walk from Land's end to John O Groats, a distance of about 930 miles.   This isn't part of an organised trip, I have spend many hours working out the route, which is almost finished.   

I will be walking about 15 to 25 miles each day, and sleeping most nights in my Bongo campervan.   To make this work I have chosen a route where I can finish each day where there is transport to take me back to where I have parked.   This method allows me to walk most of the route without carrying an enormous rucksack.   

The planned route (check back later to see how close to the plan I get) is:-

Lands End (LE)
Penzance
Camborne
Truro
St Austell
Bodmin Parkway
Liskeard
Tavistock
Okehampton
Morchard Road
Tiveton Parkway
Taunton
Bridgewater
Yatton
Bristol Parkway
Cam and Dursley
Gloucester
Worcester
Bromsgrove
Birmingham
Lichfield
Burton on Trent
Little Eaton
Shirland
Sheffield
Barnsley
Wakefield
Cross Gates
Ripon
Northallerton
Newton Ayecliffe
Durham
Gateshead
Morpeth
Alnwick
Warenford
Hagglerston
Berwick
Coldingham
Dunbar
Longniddry
Edinburgh
Dunfermline
Kinross
Perth
Dunkeld
Blair Atholl
Dalwhinnie
Newtonmore
Aviemore
Carrbridge
Daviot
Inverness
Dingwall
Invergordon
Tain
Golspie
Helmsdale
Berriedale
Lybster
Wick
John O Groats (JOG)