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#49371 - 02/08/09 11:55 AM Re: Land's End to John O'Groats ***** [Re: m/ark]
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Registered: 10/05/09
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Loc: Cirencester.
I did rest up for a couple of days.

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#49422 - 02/08/09 10:39 PM Re: Land's End to John O'Groats [Re: m/ark]
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Registered: 19/09/05
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Loc: Oamaru, New Zealand
Originally Posted By: m/ark
but I did it carring 30kg.


30kg!!!
You were lucky. we had to do it with 145kg, carrying a cardboard box because we were too poor to have a pack, and with bare feet because we couldn't afford boots, and pulling a Centurian tank that had broken down on manoeuvres and asked for a tow.
(ok, I lied about the tank) wink
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#49424 - 02/08/09 10:47 PM Re: Land's End to John O'Groats [Re: Geo]
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that is amazing, so you cheated using a cardboard box, I carried my kit in a tesco carrier bag and used flip flops to walk it in, the 30kg was just my packed lunch, I actualy carried 146 kg on my head, I had no sleep and walked backwards with one eye shut and only had a pair of shorts and so I did not have to stop I put on pampers.

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#49451 - 03/08/09 06:31 AM Re: Land's End to John O'Groats [Re: m/ark]
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Loc: Oamaru, New Zealand
Originally Posted By: m/ark
the 30kg was just my packed lunch, I actualy carried 146 kg on my head, I had no sleep and walked backwards with one eye shut and only had a pair of shorts and so I did not have to stop I put on pampers.


Packed lunch!!!
You were lucky. We had to eat grass and worms and when in the highlands we had to hunt down haggis and kill them with our bare hands. We couldn't afford pampers, and had to wrap ourselves in dock leaves padded out with bracken. Actually the 145kg I carried didn't include the 40kg relief parcel that I was also carrying for underprivileged Brits who were living in the swamps that we had to snorkel through using reeds that we cut from the banks.
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#50298 - 19/08/09 01:09 PM Re: Land's End to John O'Groats [Re: Geo]
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Although he is walking it the other way round i.e. John O'Groats to Land's End I have come across a web site for a guy who is walking it at the moment having set off on 14th July. As he says "I'm going for a walk, and I may be some time!"
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#50299 - 19/08/09 01:10 PM Re: Land's End to John O'Groats [Re: Harland]
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Sorry, forgot the web address:-

http://www.steveslongwalk.org/index.html
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#54019 - 24/02/10 05:11 PM Re: Land's End to John O'Groats [Re: Harland]
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Registered: 31/01/07
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People planning LEJOG after 2010 may have been thinking of using the Pennine Bridleway which is a trail due for completion in 2010 (the southern section is already open) it would have given a well surfaced off road path 350 miles up England finishing 5 miles short of the Scottish border. However Natural England are now saying IF rather than WHEN it will be completed. All of the planning and survey work has been done and permissions sought but funding and enthusiasm seem to have dried up simultainiously.
Google Pennine Bridleway to see a map of a fantastic resourse that it looks like we will never get.
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