The Route

I based my route on the following Cicerone guide books:

The End to End Trail
The South West Coast Path
The Offa’s Dyke Path
The Pennine Way
The West Highland Way
The Cape Wrath Trail

I have split the walk into seven stages to have a rest day every 7-14 days. When I get to Cape Wrath the last stage will follow the north coast of Scotland to John O’Groats.

Stage One

Follows the South West Coast Path trail from Lands End to Barnstaple.

From To Miles
Lands End Zennor 17
Zennor Gwithian 16
Gwithian Perranporth 20
Perranporth Mawgan Porth 17.5
Mawgan Wadebridge 22.5
WadeBridge Bocastle 18
Bocastle Bude 16
Bude Clovelly 24
Clovelly Barnstaple 23

Stage One

Stage Two

Goes through Exmoor National Park, up to Bristol and follows Offa’s Dyke Path to Knighton,

From To Miles
Barnstaple Warren Farm 21.5
Warren Farm Roadwater 18
Roadwater Bridgwater 22
Bridgwater Cheddar 21
Cheddar Easton in Gordano 24
Easton Chepstow 18.5
Chepstow Monmouth 18
Monmouth Pandy 16
Pandy Hay on Wye 15
Hay Knighton 27

Stage Two

Stage Three

Goes through Shropshire, Staffordshire and up through the Peak District to Hebden Bridge.

From To Miles
Knighton Craven Arms 13.5
Craven Ironbridge 21
Ironbridge Pekridge 24
Pekridge Abbotts Bromley 18
Abbotts Thorpe 20.5
Thorpe Youlgreave 17.5
Youlgreave Hathersage 18
Hathersage Dunford Bridge 22
Dunford Hebden Bridge 26

Stage Three

Stage Four

Follows the Pennine Way to Jedburgh.

From To Miles
Hebden Bridge Thornton in Craven 22
Thornton Horton in Ribblesdale 24
Horton Hawes 14.5
Hawes Keld 17.5
Keld Middleton in Teesdale 17.5
Middleton Dufton 15
Dufton Alston 21
Alston Greenhead 18
Greenhead Bellingham 20
Bellingham Byrness 16
Byrness Jedburgh 15

Stage Four

Stage Five

Follows a trail to the West Highland Way and on to Fort William.

From To Miles
Jedburgh Melrose 22
Melrose Traquair 15
Traquair West Linton 19
West Linton Linlithgow 28
Linlithgow Kilsyth 22
Kilsyth Drymen 21
Drymen Inverarnan 27
Inverarnan Bridge of Orchy 18
Orchy Kinlochleven 20.5
Kinlochleven Fort William 13.5

Stage Five

Stage Six & Seven

Follows the Cape Wrath Trail to Cape Wrath.

From To Miles
Fort William Laggan 24
Laggan Cluanie 25
Cluanie Morvich 16.5
Morvich
Achintee 24
Achintee Kinlochewe 22.5
Kinlochewe Shenavall 17
Shenavall Inverlael 11
Inverlael Oykel Bridge 20.5
Oykel Inchnadamph 19
Inchnadamph Glendhur 12
Glendhur Rhiconich 19
Rhiconich Cape Wrath 17.25

And Ad-hoc route that follows the north coast of Scotland to John O’Groats.

From To Miles
Cape Wrath Laid 20
Laid Tongue Causeway 21
Tongue Armadale 20
Armadale Thurso 23.5
Thurso Dunnets Head 17.5
Dunnets Head John O’Groats 11

Stage Six & Seven

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