Preparation and planning – the route

Thought I’d put something down about the planning and preparation for this (or any other) walk, the challenge here is not to fall into a nerdy trap or just produce a massive list. Here goes…

1. The Route

I had this idea in mind for at least 2 years having followed others on Twitter etc who have done it alone. There are some books around describing route options, because between John O’Groats and Lands End there’s a lot of space and family and friends almost certainly somewhere along the way – but no definitive route or path. So I bought some books, did some research and started plotting an overall plan and detailed route maps using Ordnance Survey. Even at this late stage I have been tweaking little bits and now have a fair size wedge of printed maps to go with the guide books for the parts where I’m on National Trails.