Author Topic: Lands End to John O'Groats  (Read 8572 times)

astaman

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Re: Lands End to John O'Groats
« Reply #30 on: 08:42:45, 10/04/19 »
Excellent report from Mark and Emma Webb this morning. Congratulations on getting Scafell behind you Mark. But the pant intelligence - you say so little yet it's so graphic to those that have had to don wet drawers of a morning. No romance in that. Well done on your progress to date and looking forward to reading more. John
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Re: Lands End to John O'Groats
« Reply #31 on: 18:18:24, 11/04/19 »
Enjoying following progress and he has now passed Carlisle. After spending the night in Lingy Hut, he posted a photo of 'Lingy Hill' summit, however I recognised it straight away as 'High Pike' summit, on the Cumbria Way route. Last time I was at Lingy Hut, the door was open and by the dropping on the floor it was clear that the sheep had found it comfortable too.

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Re: Lands End to John O'Groats
« Reply #32 on: 19:43:45, 14/04/19 »
The next instalment is on the blog, he has made it to Scotland.
Over hill, over dale. Thorough brush, thorough brier....
I do wander every where

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Re: Lands End to John O'Groats
« Reply #33 on: 20:24:32, 14/04/19 »
Just read a random chapter of his journey. Quite entertaining. Has he managed to wild camp every night?

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Re: Lands End to John O'Groats
« Reply #34 on: 20:39:06, 14/04/19 »
From memory I think he has had 2 days B&B when he was waiting for the weather to clear so that he could climb Snowdon and 1 night in a bothy.
Over hill, over dale. Thorough brush, thorough brier....
I do wander every where

astaman

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Re: Lands End to John O'Groats
« Reply #35 on: 11:45:27, 15/04/19 »
Another report appeared on Mark's blog site. He's made it to Loch Lomond having crossed Glasgow and successfully wild camped on the margins of the city. Your getting there Mark - interested to see the route your choose after Fort William. Keep going and good luck.

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Re: Lands End to John O'Groats
« Reply #36 on: 02:37:19, 16/04/19 »
Enjoying reading the updates - thanks for sharing  O0

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Re: Lands End to John O'Groats
« Reply #37 on: 19:34:54, 16/04/19 »
Hello all - thanks for following Mark's progress! He's had a tough run through Scotland I think with low food and hardly any mobile signal, so I haven't heard from him very often. He has made it to the top of all 3 peaks, and definitely experienced all four seasons! He is still going, and is due to finish by Easter. Emma

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« Reply #38 on: 19:48:15, 16/04/19 »
Thanks for keeping us up-to-date.  He will be doing really well to finish by Easter.  Tell him that parts of the John o'Groats trail are pretty hard underfoot and need would some wading through streams so the road option, on occasions, maybe the better/quicker option.  The traffic isn't too bad and there is generally lots of room to get off the road when traffic approaches.

astaman

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Re: Lands End to John O'Groats
« Reply #39 on: 07:59:06, 18/04/19 »
I see Mark and Emma have posted two reports. He has got up and down a slippy Ben Nevis and was in Inverness at the end of the second report. Heading up the Jo'G trail next. Well done indeed. John

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Re: Lands End to John O'Groats
« Reply #40 on: 08:15:57, 18/04/19 »
He's certainly cracking on, isn't he?

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Re: Lands End to John O'Groats
« Reply #41 on: 08:16:46, 18/04/19 »
Thanks for keeping us up-to-date.  He will be doing really well to finish by Easter.  Tell him that parts of the John o'Groats trail are pretty hard underfoot and need would some wading through streams so the road option, on occasions, maybe the better/quicker option.  The traffic isn't too bad and there is generally lots of room to get off the road when traffic approaches.




I would absolutely hate walking along the A9.


..but if he does, he'll probably meet William Sichel, who is now approaching Durness on the North Coast 500!
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Re: Lands End to John O'Groats
« Reply #42 on: 19:50:36, 25/04/19 »
No new reports on the blog since 17 April - over a week. I hope everything's alright.

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Re: Lands End to John O'Groats
« Reply #43 on: 19:59:42, 25/04/19 »
Finished last week according to Twitter
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Re: Lands End to John O'Groats
« Reply #44 on: 22:07:52, 25/04/19 »
No new reports on the blog since 17 April - over a week. I hope everything's alright.

Two hours since I posted that, and another chapter has been published  :)