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Family Breaks: Lands Ends to John O’ Groats

Posted: February 20th, 2019 | Posted in: General News

The return to the 9-5 cycle can inevitably provoke the lure to begin dreaming of your getaway. But before you venture too far, have you fully explored the adventure lying on your own doorstep? If you are looking for an epic journey, there is none more epic in the UK than Land’s End to John O’Groats.

So, what exactly is the route?

The route Land End’s to John O’Groats takes you from the very top to the bottom of the entire UK. Travelling from the Southwest to Northwest tips, the route is 874 miles in total when travelling by road.

The route is popular among both runners and cyclists, with the main road making a journey of fourteen days.  If you’re feeling brave there is a record for someone running it in just 9 days! (Although we think that they must have had rockets on their shoes)

There are a number of routes that you can take, rather than one long distance path. Which means that one walker or cyclist takes a different route than another. However, if you do feel that you want to give it a go yourself, then you may find it worthwhile researching into the different options and routes that you have open to you.

So what are you waiting for? Create an adventure suited to you.

Whilst we might not be precisely in John O’Groats, we are not too far away, which means if you are looking for the ideal base for the beginning or the end of the journey, then why not book in to stay at Mackays?

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