Lands End to John O’Groats

The Challenge

This is your ultimate challenge! Are you ready to face it head on? It consists of walking for approximately 34 days from Land’s End on the shortest route to John O’Groats.

Day1. We meet in Penzance and will be taken by minibus to Lands’ End. After a briefing before we leave, we start our walk with a qualified walk guide.

Full support will be provided on the walk throughout, consisting of a vehicle meeting us every 6 to 10 miles along the route with food and drinks and carrying our main packs to enable us to walk easier, carrying just drinks/snacks.

The entire route is on pavement, grass verge and road. Strict safety precautions will be observed and the route is safe to walk and has been completed previously by staff involved. Trainers that are thick foam are what we wear so as not to get blisters on route.

Accommodation will be in tents, B&B‘s and some hotels during the period depending on location and weather, but a mixture.

This challenge is a never to be forgotten trip and a lifetime achievement. The journey is long, the feet may blister and the body ache but it will be worthwhile to gain the prize and satisfaction of being able to walk from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

The event is expected to take approx. 34 but up to 37 days to complete depending on fitness, weather and general walking speed. There is a cut off at 40 days. It is not a race but we will endeavour to complete in as good a time as we can but safely and without injury with the group staying together as a team.

On reaching John O’Groats and finishing, walkers will be transported to |Inverness to connect with a train or bus.

Walkers can alternatively invite relations to come and cheer them over the finish line at John O’Groats before leaving.

This walk is ideally suited to newly retired but fit people or walkers who have the time to complete the event without a total time restraint; however, it is open to any person who has the time. There is no other company that runs this event and we specialise in it, offering expert knowledge of the route and how to prepare and walk it. It may sound expensive but it includes all food, accommodation and full support for the entire time.

Walkers are encouraged to get sponsored for this event and you are welcome to invite press and TV to help publicise your efforts and charity fundraising if you so wish.

 

Challenge Details

Duration : 34-37 days with a 40 day limit.

Grade : Tough

Challenge Date

1st April to 5th May (Approx.) 2016

1st June to 5th July (Approx.) 2017

Challenge Prices (Based on 6 walkers)

Self Funded :  Registration fee of £250, plus a balance of £2,350 (£2,400 for 2017 event)

Fundraising : Registration fee of £250, plus a fundraising Target of £4,500

What is Included

All meals

Tents

Accommodation at hotels and B&B’s

Qualified guides

Vehicle support carrying your baggage.

Accommodation is in two man tents, hotels and B & B’s.

An assortment of small snacks and drinks are provided to consume while walking.

Before the event, on registering and in the lead up to it, full support on training and preparation, kit list and general advice will be given.

What is not included

Personal outdoor clothing

Sleep Mat

Sleeping Bag

Day Rucksack

Water bottles (3)

Challenge images

See below for a few images we have taken on previous challenge events;