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#47187 - 24/05/09 09:22 PM Re: Land's End to John O'Groats ***** [Re: smay]
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I also look forward to an answer from someone who has completed the walk recently. I am guessing at 25/30 per night single B&B, 15 for youth hostels, 6 for camping (unless wild camping,then 0). Food/drink - you decide! Getting to and from Land's End and John O'Groats. Guidebooks, maps - get from local library and get them posted to you as you go along. Average daily cost say 40 over 10 weeks will be in the region of 2,800! Camping all the way I guess will cut this figure in half, even less if wild camping all the wya. I await a more realistic figure especially if it is lower!
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#47651 - 14/06/09 03:36 PM Re: Land's End to John O'Groats [Re: Harland]
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There's a good cost breakdown on Mark Moxon's site.
www.landsendjohnogroats.info
lots of great info as well

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#47653 - 14/06/09 05:05 PM Re: Land's End to John O'Groats [Re: canmal]
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Originally Posted By: canmal
There's a good cost breakdown on Mark Moxon's site.
www.landsendjohnogroats.info
lots of great info as well


Yes for anyone considering walking LEJOG then it is a very good read. His costs in 2003 when he walked for 70 days and had 19 rest days were:-

"By the end of my walk I'd spent 1742 on accommodation and 1178 on meals, giving a total spend of 2920. That's an average of just under 33 per day throughout my 89-day walk. If I had camped throughout then I could have cut the accommodation budget to under 500 (or even less if I'd gone wild camping), but that would have been an entirely different experience."
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#47657 - 14/06/09 08:30 PM Re: Land's End to John O'Groats [Re: Harland]
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After plenty of days on the hoof, most people get fitter. They can do more miles per day and can carry more weight.
That's my own experience.
There might be some sense in starting easy, going B&B @25 plus pub meals etc, which with beer can run up a huge daily bill.
After a while, you could increase your daily hours and therefore your mileage, or you could go for lightweight camping. The latter, with economic eating, could cut your costs dramatically, and that's what I've now started doing.
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#47658 - 14/06/09 10:14 PM Re: Land's End to John O'Groats [Re: Stottie]
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Re-reading through this thread, I remembered that I'm planning to do this walk!! In fact I originally planned to do it starting April 2009. Didn't happen because there are other (good) things going on in my life that mean I can't up sticks just at the moment. But still planning to do this walk - when those other things have happened.

My thinking was that I would plan to camp by and large on the walk - wild camping where possible - and only B&B it when the weather's really bad. Otherwise I think costs would be prohibitive.

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#48718 - 18/07/09 05:55 AM Re: Land's End to John O'Groats [Re: Harland]
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Originally Posted By: Harland
[quote=canmal] His costs in 2003 when he walked for 70 days and had 19 rest days were:-

"By the end of my walk I'd spent 1742 on accommodation


As Mark Moxon commented, you can of course spend a lot less on accommodation.
My LE to JoG was two years later in 2005 taking a total period of 75 days. I combined 'wild' camping, campgrounds, B&B's, and YHA's.
My total accommodation costs came to 662 pounds, which is less than half that of Mark's.
This included a B&B stay at Land's End the night before launching, a two day stay at a B&B after arriving at JoG and an enforced extended stay of 4 days (awaiting arrival of maps) at the Edinburgh YHA.
After deducting what you would normally spend on food even if you were at home, then food costs also don't look so daunting - though it is admittedly difficult to curb your appetite when you enter a town with its Alladin's Caves of pubs and cafes! wink
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#49323 - 01/08/09 02:08 AM Re: Land's End to John O'Groats [Re: smay]
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did it in 45 days,

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#49325 - 01/08/09 05:09 AM Re: Land's End to John O'Groats [Re: m/ark]
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Originally Posted By: m/ark
did it in 45 days,


Wow, what a guy! Is that a record?

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#49360 - 02/08/09 04:10 AM Re: Land's End to John O'Groats [Re: Gregg]
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Registered: 19/09/05
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Loc: Oamaru, New Zealand
Hey M/ark, you spent too much time admiring the view mate.
Kevin Carr finished on July 12th.
LE to JoG off road route, 1254 miles in 42 days 17hrs.
Backpack. No ground support. 3 rest days.
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#49370 - 02/08/09 11:54 AM Re: Land's End to John O'Groats [Re: Geo]
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Loc: Cirencester.
but I did it carring 30kg.

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