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#42356 - 16/10/06 04:57 PM The big one
AndyWalker Offline
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Registered: 08/02/06
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Has anyone here considered or doing the Lands End to John O Groats walk.

Andy

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#42357 - 16/10/06 06:32 PM Re: The big one
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We certainly have. It would take us something in the region of 8 - 9 weeks so it will have to wait until we retire which is a few years off yet! Still, that should give us ample time to prepare.

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#42358 - 16/10/06 08:09 PM Re: The big one
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Registered: 24/11/04
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Loc: Billingham,Cleveland
I have thought of it,but you are talking about taking weeks off work (which I can't afford to do),or waiting until you retire.
Then of course,there is winning the lottery.......... [img]http://www.coast2coast.co.uk/ubb/rolleyes.gif[/img].
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#42359 - 17/10/06 08:18 PM Re: The big one
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Loc: scotland
LeJog (Lands End to John O'Groats)

I did this last year and would gladly give anyone interested advice if they wish. It took me 69 days & I walked around 1200 miles. (Didn't take the direct route).

The first thing I would say is that you must be prepared mentally (as well as being physically fit!). I can honestly say that completing this walk changed my life - for the better I might add! Don't just talk about it - go & do it!

Sparnel

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#42360 - 18/10/06 06:23 PM Re: The big one
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Registered: 16/11/04
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I always thought I had no desire to do the LEJOG. Now I'm having second thoughts.

I have the time and somehow, the idea is compelling. At 1100 miles it remains a little shorter than the AP.


Not this summer....

Are there any fine websites with diaries/journals?
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"For we have seen on our way and fallen in love with a world that will pass in a twinkling" (Czeslaw Milosz).

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#42361 - 18/10/06 08:16 PM Re: The big one
Nimrod Offline
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Registered: 24/11/04
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Loc: Billingham,Cleveland
Quote:
Originally posted by Arial:
At 1100 miles it remains a little shorter than the AP.

Would that be the Appalachian Way? if so,I think an ideal six months would be enough to do that one.
Nimrod

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#42362 - 19/10/06 02:49 AM Re: The big one
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6 months and a toleration for West Nile Virus, snakes, bears, and humidity.

I know the midges and mossies would be thick in Scotland, but apparently vodka is a good repellant for mossies. What about single malts for breakfast?
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#42363 - 19/10/06 08:09 AM Re: The big one
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Registered: 08/02/06
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Guys,

Agreed. Getting the time away from work is a real problem here as well, however I am hoping for a time when that won't be the case. (Hopefully before another 39 years when I retire).

Sparnel, very roughly what route did you take. Did you take in the PW and WHW on route?

Andy

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#42364 - 20/10/06 05:35 AM Re: The big one
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Who is the oldest person to complete LeJog or JOGLE?
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#42365 - 26/11/06 02:35 AM Re: The big one
Phil Slater Offline
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Registered: 03/11/06
Posts: 5
Loc: Australia
Seems to be a number of questions on walking Lands End to John O Groats, LEJOG.
Distances fitness levels, age ability and so on. Myself and my wife Marilyn walked the big one linking up mostly long distance paths.

Full details and a free e-book can be found at www.ukendtoend.com.

We are Australians who visit the UK regularly on walking holidays. This we agree was the greatest experience you could imagine..

[This message has been edited by Phil Slater (edited 26 November 2006).]

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