John O’Groats to Land’s End
John O’Groats is at one end of the longest distance between two inhabited points on the British mainland, Land’s End being the other.
Cycling to Land’s End|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPF0XHMBTd8
Arrival at John O’Groats|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TK46QJoVWM&NR=1
Land’s End to John O’Groats in 8 Minutes|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXyI1bjbOjI
It is the starting point, or end point, of many walks, cycle journeys and motorcycle rides, often for charity. Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman rode their BMW GS R1200s from John O’Groats, through Western Europe, East and Southern Africa for the series Long Way Down.
The journey to Land’s End is around 870 miles and usually takes cyclists 10 – 14 days to complete the journey, although the record is under 2 days. Ben Rockett holds the record for cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats and back – in under 6 days.
Walkers often prefer the off-road routes, clocking up over 1,200 miles in the process. The journey can be completed by public transport in a little under 24 hours. Find accommodation along the route to and from John O’Groats – link
At John O’Groats there are a range of shops, places to eat and drink and accommodation.
Read more on the official John O’Groats site.
Image from Wikimedia Commons. User: Asterion