The Planned Route

This table below shows details of the planned route for the walk day by day.  Heavy emphasis on planned 🙂

Weather, fatigue, injury, getting lost, and a decision to rest a while somewhere because it feels right, could shoot the plan to pieces.  Still, this is the schedule we are aiming at.

 # Date Day To Grid Ref Detail Miles
Departing from John O’Groats ND 406 734  
1 17/04 Sun Watten ND 242 544
From Duncansby Head, through John O’Groats to Upper Gills. Then minor road to Hastigrow. Briefly left onto B876 then right onto B870. Stay on B870, crossing B874, to Watten.
2 18/04 Mon Dunbeath ND 160 297
Almost due South from Watten to Mavesy, then right onto A99 and follow to Dunbeath via A9.
3 19/04 Tue Lothbeg NC 944 103
Follow A9 all the way to Lothbeg.
4 20/04 Wed Dornoch NH 798 897
A9 to Trentham Hotel, then B9168 to Dornoch.
5 21/04 Thu Alness NH 655 696
Minor road via Davochfin to junction with A9.  South over Dornoch Forth Bridge.  A836 to Edderton then minor road via Balleigh to Meikle Gluich to junction B9176.  Follow South then minor road into Alness.
Change of plan!!!  After crossing the bridge take A9 to Tain, then right onto minor roads via Glen Aldie, Scotsburn, Badachonacher, then down to Alness.
6 22/04 Fri Beauly NH 526 463
A9 to far side of Cromarty Forth Bridge. Minor Road following the Firth to Conon Bridge, then South on A862 to Beauly.
7 23/04 Sat Lewiston NH 510 290
Follow A852 then A833 to Milton. A831 and A82 to Lewiston.
8 24/04 Sun Fort Augustus NH 379 091
Follow The Great Glen Way (footpath) all the way to Fort Augustus.
9 25/04 Mon Clunes NN 201 886
Follow The Great Glen Way to Clunes.
10 26/04 Tue Fort William NN 112 743
Continue on the Great Glen Way all the way to Fort William.
11 27/04 Wed Kinlochleven NN 187 620
Follow The West Highland Way to Kinlochleven.
12 28/04 Thu Bridge of Orchy NN 298 398
Follow The West Highland Way to Bridge of Orchy.
13 29/04 Fri Inerarnon NN 321 186
Follow The West Highland Way to Inverarnon.
14 30/04 Sat Rest Day
15 01/05 Sun

Climb Ben Nevis
Meet at Ben Nevis Inn in Glen Nevis at 8am
Postcode: PH33 6TE

16 02/05 Mon Balmaha NS 419 909
Follow The West Highland Way to Balmaha.
17 03/05 Tue Milngavie NS 532 747
B837 to Drymen, then A809 to Milngavie.
18 04/05 Wed Stewarton NS 420 460
A809, then A739 and through tunnel under River Clyde. At Cardonald turn right onto A761, then left onto A736 and follow to Barrhead. Continue on A736, then left via Nether Kirkton to Neilston. Turn left onto minor road, passing station and follow to junction minor road before Commore Dam. Turn left, over Harelaw Bridge to junction B769, then right to Stewarton.
19 05/05 Thu Mauchline NS 498 271
B778 to Fenwick, then minor roads via Laigh Fenwick to Hurlford. Then B7073 and A76 to Mauchline.
20 06/05 Fri Kirkconnel NS 731 123
A76 then B7083 to Cumnock. Then back onto A76 to Kirkconnel,
21 07/05 Sat Auldgirth NX 912 865
A76 to Thornhill, and continue to Auldgirth.
22 08/05 Sun Cummertrees NX 142 665
Minor road from Auldgirth via Boghead Bridge, turning left at Connansknowe to Heathhall. Minor road to junction with A709 at Sandyknowe. Left onto A709 to Roucan, then right to Collin. Straight on to B724 and follow to Cummertrees.
23 09/05 Mon Rockcliffe NY 360 618
B724 and B721 to Eastriggs, and on to Gretna. Minor road beside M6 to Floristonrigg, then right Catletown and left to Rockcliffe.
24 10/05 Tue Caldbeck NY 324 398
Follow Cumbria Way footpath beside river, through Carlisle, and onto Darlston. Continue on Cumbria Way to Caldbeck.
25 11/05 Wed Keswick NY 265 237
WEATHER / FITNESS CHOICE: Either B5299 then left onto A591 to Keswick (17.5 miles), or follow Cumbria Way to Keswick.
26 12/05 Thu Ambleside NY 377 049
WEATHER / FITNESS CHOICE: Either A591 to Ambleside (16.7 miles), or footpath via Rosthwaite, Smithymere Island, Greenup Edge, Grasmere Common, Grasmere, and A591 to Ambleside.
27 13/05 Fri Greystone
SD 523 789
A591 then left onto Holbeck Lane to junction, then right to Thickholme Bridge. Footpath to A592. Quick left then right onto Moorhowe Road to Hill Farm. Quick left right on A591 to minor road to Crook. Follow minor road to Brigsteer. Follow minor roads to Levens, then quck left then right on A6 to Eversley, then minor roads via Ackenthwaite (B6384) to Greystone.
28 14/05 Sat Rest Day
29 15/05 Sun

Climb Scafell Pike
Meet at Seathwaite Farm, Borrowdale at 10am
Postcode: CA12 5XJ

30 16/05 Mon High Salter SD 607 626
South from Greastone / Holme, then left over Yealand Road Bridge.  East on Dalton Lane then right at Plain Quarry and follow minor roads to Arkholme.  Lune Valley Ramble south, over Loyn Bridge, then south via Hornby and minor roads to High Salter.
31 17/05 Tue Ribchester SD 651 352
Take Hornby Road Track to Hard Hill Top, then south on footpath following River Dunsop to Root.  Follow minor road south, over Doeford Bridge, then minor road / footpath to Bradley Hall.  West on minor road, left after Brook House, then left at Cardwell House and follow south to Ribchester.
32 18/05 Wed Dangerous Corner SD 522 108
East out of Ribchester and over Ribchester Bridge.  South on B6245 to junction A59.  Quick right then left onto minor road (Showley Road).  Follow across A6119, through outskirts of Blackburn via Revidge, crossing A677, passed Billinge Hill, south via Pleasington to junction A674.  Follow West to junction with M63.  A674 south then left onto minor roads via Withnell to Brinscall.  To Wheelton, then A674 over M61.  Straight through Chorely and exit on B5251.  At junction with B5252 (roundabout) wiggle right then left and follow to junction with A49.  Cross M6 then follow minor roads south to Dangerous Corner.
33 19/05 Thu Huyton SJ 438 905
South on B5375.  Continue through Up Holland, Up Holland Station, Kings Moss, Crank.  Then B5201 to junction A570.  Through Eccleston via Gillar’s Green.  Westerly through Prescot crossing M57 just south of J2 and follow to roundabout between 2 stations.
34 20/05 Fri Willaston SJ 330 778
West on A5080 and follow most direct road route to Pier Head.  Ferry across the Mersey.  Navigate through Birkenhead to Bebington, then B5151 to Willaston.
35 21/05 Sat Rhydymwyn SJ 209 668
B5151 south to Burton, Puddington, then footpaths to junction A550 / A548.  A494 to New Brighton.  A5119 to Mold, then A541 to Rhydymwyn.
36 22/05 Sun Henllan SJ 026 681
Minor road west to join A541,  along A541 to the Stone Circle remains, then  left onto minor road and follow to Llandyrnog.  West on minor road towards Denbigh.  Footpath to south of Denbigh and follow to Henllan.
37 23/05 Mon Betwys-Y-Coed SH 796 566
Continue on footpath to Llansannan.  B5382 and left onto B5384 to Gwytherin.  Minor road south-west to Ty n-y-bryn, then onto narrow road, then wiggle left / right on B5113.  Find minor road / footpath route to junction A5 / A470, then follow A5 to Betwys-Y-Coed.
38 24/05 Tue Bedgelert SH 590 481
Follow minor roads / footpath / A5 along river to Capel Curig.  A4086, then A498 to Bedgelert.
39 25/05 Wed Trawsfynydd SH 707 357
A498 to Nantmor, then bear left on A4085 to Garreg.  Left onto B4410 and follow via A487 to Maentewrog.    Footpaths south to the Dam.  Follow reservoir south to minor road, then bridge to Trawsfynydd.
40 26/05 Thu Corris SH 745 088
Minor road south to Penystryd, then footpaths / minor roads to Dolgellau.  A470 then A487 to Corris.
41 27/05 Fri Llanbrynmair SH 899 028
A487 south to Ceinws Esgalrgeiliog.  Left onto minor road / footpath to Cwm Ffrydlan, then right on B4404 to junction A489.  Follow to Cemmaes Road.  Footpath (to north east to start) to Llanbrynmair.
42 28/05 Sat Rest Day
43 29/05 Sun Climb Snowdon
Meet at Pen Y Pass at 10am
Postcode: LL55 4NY 
44 30/05 Mon Llangurig SN 910 799
Take B4518 all the way to Llanidloes.  WEATHER / FITNESS CHOICE:  Either south west on minor road or on footpath, both go to Llangurig.
45 31/05 Tue Newbridge-on-Wye SO 016 583
Follow Wye Valley Walk footpath to Rhayader, and on all the way to Newbridge-on-Wye.
46 01/06 Wed Boughrood Bridge SO 131 386
Continue on Wye Valley Walk footpath to Builth Wells, and on again to Boughrood Bridge.
47 02/06 Thu Llangenny SO 240 180
Take A470, then A479, straight on at roundabout to juntion A479, then onto Talgarth via Bronllys.  Minor road south from Talgarth, then onto Three Rivers Ride (footpath).  Footpaths to minor road into Blaenau.  Minor roads south direct to Llangenny.
48 03/06 Fri Usk SO 350 050
Minor roads south to Glangrwyney, then right / left wiggle onto minor road to Gilwern.  Pick up Usk Valley Walk and follow to B4598, then take B4598 to Usk.
49 04/06 Sat Easter Compton ST 575 824
A44 9 out of Usk (east) to B4235.  Follow B4235 to juntion A466.  Take A466 south to M48 and across Severn Road Bridge.  Take Severn Way (footpath) to B4064 and follow via B4055 to Easter Compton.
50 05/06 Sun Congresbury ST 438 638
Take Community Forest Path to River Avon, then follow southe east to Major A road junction (bridge).  Pick up A370 at Aston Gate and follow to Congresbury.
51 06/06 Mon Woolavington ST 347 415
Take Little Wall Drove and footpaths west to minor road to Puxton.  Soutth west on minor road to Banwell.  Footpath to Yarberry, then footpath south to Barton.  Minor road  through valley to Webbington, then minor road to Rackley.  Footpath across river, then west to minor road into Biddisham.  West on A38 then south on minor road to Mark.  Follow B3139 west, then B3141 to Woolavington.
52 07/06 Tue Milverton ST 121 257
Southwest on Crancombe Lane to juntion A59, then follow A59 to Bridgewater.  Left onto minor road to Durleigh Reservoir.  Keep to south of reservoir and continue on minor road to Buncombe Wood.  Either footpath or minor road (north of Cothelstone Hill) to Bishops Lydeard.  Minor road past station and south west via Halse to Milverton.
53 08/06 Wed Rackenford ST 852 182
B3227 west to Bampton.  Continue over Stuckeridge Bridge, then minor road to Oakford.  Minor roads to Two Gates Cross, then Rackenford.
54 09/06 Thu North Tawton SS 663 018
Minor road south west to Bradford Mill, then south on footpath to Black Dog.  Minor road south west then footpath to Morchard Bishop.  Minor road west and south west to North Tawton.
55 10/06 Fri Lifton SX 386 852
South to B3125 then follow to Oakhampton.  Footpath south west to Meldon, then cycle path to Sourton, then minor roads via Combebow Bridge to Lewdon.  Minor road west to Lifton.
56 11/06 Sat St. Neot SX 185 678
Minor road to connect with A30 then follow to Fivelanes.  Continue on A30 to Bolventor.  Minor roads south (east of Colliford Lake) to St. Neot.
57 12/06 Sun Indian Queens SW 915 592
West and south west to major junction (A30 / A38).  Minor roads to track railway to south of Bodmin, then minor roads via Blowinghouse to Lanivet.  Use minor roads to track A30 to Indian Queens.
58 13/06 Mon Redruth SW 695 425
Continue to use / track A30 via Summercourt, Mitchell.  B3284 west then south and south west on minor roads to Chacewater.  Then via St. Day and on to Redruth.
59 14/06 Tue Penzance SW 470 300
B3297 then B3280.  Turn right onto footpath to Carvolth Downs, then minor road west to Praze-an-Beeble.  B3280 to Leedstown.  Follow B3280 then into Marazion.  Follow coast path to Penzance.
60 15/06 Wed Land’s End SW 342 255
 A30 to Land’s End.
Total Miles 995.29