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trek Land's End to John O'Groats with Brian

Overview

This is your ultimate challenge! Are you ready to face it head-on? It consists of walking for approximately 34 days from Land's end on the shortest route to John O'Groats.

  • Expected 35 day Trek from Land's End to John O'Groats
  • Ideally suited for newly retired but fit people or walkers without a total time restraint 
  • Unique one of a kind event with experienced event guide Brian Smailes
  • Food, accommodation and full support included in the total cost 

What's included?

  • All Meals
  • Tents, hotels & B&B's
  • Qualified Guide
  • An assortment of small Snacks & Drinks each day 
  • Vehicle support that will be carrying your baggage 

What's not included

  • Personal outdoor wear
  • Sleeping bag & sleep mat
  • Day Pack
  • Water bottles

More information & brief itinerary

We meet on day one in Penzance and will be taken by minibus to Land's End. After a briefing before we leave, we start our walk with the qualified guide, Brian. Full support will be provided on the walk throughout, consisting of a vehicle meeting us every 5 to 10 miles along the route with food and drinks and carrying our main packs to enable us to walk easier, carrying just drinks/snacks.

The entire route is on pavement, grass verge, tracks and road. Strict safety precautions will be observed and the route is safe to walk and has been completed previously by staff involved. Trainers that are thick foam are what we wear so as not to get blisters on route. 

Accommodation will be a combination of tents, B&B's, bunk houses and some hotels during the period depending on location and weather. 

This challenge will be a lifetime achievement. The journey is long, the feet may blister and the body ache but it will be worthwhile to gain the satisfaction of being able to walk from Land's End to John O'Groats. 

The event is expected to take approx. 30-35 days but up to 37 days to complete depending on fitness, weather and walking speed. It is not a race but we will endeavour to complete it in as good a time as we can but safely and without injury, with the group staying together as a team. 

On reaching John O'Groats, transport will be provided to Inverness to enable walkers to connect with a train or bus. Walkers can alternatively invite relations to come and cheer them over the finish line at John O'Groats before leaving. Walkers are also encouraged to get sponsored for this event and you are welcome to invite press and TV to help publicise your efforts and charity fundraising if you wish. 

Before the event, on registering and in the lead up to it, full support on training and preparation, kit list and general advice will be given. For more information and questions please contact us on events@actionchallenge.com

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