The Route

The route is based on the Cycle Touring Club’s recommended route staying at Youth Hostels and based on 14 or 15 days cycling – amended because we aren’t staying in Youth Hostels and we’re only taking 11 days.  Well, that’s the plan.

We’ve tried to avoid major roads and large cities, but there are a few places where we’ve deviated from this: the A82 (that will take us along the banks of Loch Ness, past Glencoe and Loch Lomond) will be busy, and we will be going through Glasgow – we’re hoping that NCN7 (Sustrans route) will make this bearable/safer.

Day

Date

Start

End

Via

Distance (m)

Ascent (ft)

Est

Act

Act

1

24/5/09

John o’Groats

Crask Inn

Thurso-Bettyhill-Syre-Altnaharra

84

84

4770

2

25/5/09

Crask Inn

Fort Augustus

Lairg-Dingwall-Drumnadrochit-Invermoriston

 

92

92

3780

3

26/5/09

Fort Augustus

Crianlarich

Fort William – Glencoe-Bridge of Orchy

83

82

3890

4

27/5/09

Crianlarich

Crawfordjohn

Loch Lomond-Glasgow-Hamilton-Larkhall-Lesmahagow

92

99

2800

5

28/5/09

Crawfordjohn

Great Salkeld

Abington-Beattock-Ecclefechan-Gretna-Carlisle

86

92

3500

6

29/5/09

Great Salkeld

Chorley

Tebay-Sedbergh-Burton in Lonsdale-Slaidburn-Whalley-Samlesbury Bottoms

93

87

4850

7

30/5/09

Chorley

Baschurch

Leigh-Lymm-Tarvin-Bangor on Dee-Ellesmere

84

82

2600

8

31/5/09

Baschurch

Coleford

Pontesbury-Purslow-Leominster-Mordiford-Ross on Wye

94

75

2850

9

1/6/09

Coleford

Bishop’s Lydeard

Chepstow-Easter Compton-Long Ashton-Cheddar-Wedmore-Brdigwater

83

90

3900

10

2/6/09

Bishop’s Lydeard

Boscastle

Elworthy-Exmoor-Great Torrington-Bude

90

92

6900

11

3/6/09

Boscastle

Land’s End

Tintagel-Wadebridge-St Newlyn East-Truro-Portkellis-Penzance

74

74

4900

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