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UPDATE AND PLOT SPOILER: The answer is yes, but it didn’t go to plan! I have now completed the walk from Land’s End to John O’Groats, and you can read my account of the whole adventure starting here. I’ve also walked 1100 miles from Dover to Cape Wrath wild camping every night in 2020.

So this is my latest adventure. I am planning a Land’s End to John O’Groats challenge, to see if it is possible to wild camp every night. It’s currently in the planning stages, which, true to my low-stress and low-cost philosophy, only really involves making sure my wife is happy with me leaving for 2 or 3 months, and deciding how I am going to get to the start of the walk! The rest I can organise as I go.

Maps for the Land's End to John O'Groats challenge
Planning HQ!

This Land’s End to John O’Groats challenge will begin in February 2019, with the aim of walking the entire length of the UK and wild camping every night. This will be both a mental and physical test, as the maximum consecutive nights I have wild camped is 18 (on the Pennine Way). The toughest challenge I have completed to date is the Cape Wrath Trail, which you can read about here.

I am planning a route that incorporates the three peaks of Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis, just to increase the challenge! This will of course be weather – and fitness – dependent.

You can read about my progress from the start here.

If you are thinking of planning your own end to end walk, this link may help – Lejog walking journey planner

Further reading

How I plan a successful long distance walk

My Lejog Gear List

Lands End to John O’Groats and 3-Peaks walk short story

My 1100 mile Dover to Cape Wrath walk

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