Lands End to John O’Groats – the planning

ImageApologies for the recent lack of posts but our feet have barely touched the ground since coming back from Spain. First, there was the Easter holiday and family to visit, then there was a whistle stop tour of Derbyshire, then a weekend in the Cotswolds, and most recently a week in Shropshire.

With memories of Keddlestone Hall, Dovedale and Ironbridge inspiring us to see more of our own beautiful country we’re now packing for our epic tour of Great Britain.   Living in Birmingham, in the middle of the country, we’ve decided to head south-west to Lands End for the first leg of our journey. First, we’re hoping that it’ll be warmer down south for the planned camping and second, we’re hoping to avoid the crowds of visitors that swarm to Devon and Cornwall later on in the summer.

Our initial research shows that the whole length of the UK, between its two extremities (the southwest and the northeast) is about 875 miles by road. Apparently, this can be driven in just 12 hours and 30 minutes but we’re planning on a more leisurely drive and estimate it taking us more than a month. Although, if we keep reading tour books and adding to our ever growing list of ‘must sees’ we’ll be lucky to be back in time for the start of school in September!   We hope that you’ll continue to read our adventures as we wind our way down to the bottom of the country and fervently pray that this howling wind and pelting rain will soon stop!!


About onebigfieldtrip

Mum and son round-the-world travellers.
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2 Responses to Lands End to John O’Groats – the planning

  1. Jac says:

    My burning question … Does Suffolk make the hot list? Please, please, please, please, please ….

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