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by Freelander
25 Jan 2020, 11:49am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Tenting/Camping LEJOG
Replies: 56
Views: 3260

Re: Tenting/Camping LEJOG

Hi, On the cornwall north coast which is awash with cycle paths coastal paths and car parks, a lot of people camp up in the summer so you wont be alone, devon north coast too, find a spot between the coast road and sea and your made :) P.S. - Tarka trail is now hard face tarmac so it will be plain ...
by Freelander
25 Jan 2020, 11:46am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Tenting/Camping LEJOG
Replies: 56
Views: 3260

Re: Tenting/Camping LEJOG

If you want to camp it's probably sensible to cycle into Wales where there will be more campsites than closer to the industrial Midlands! Also if you take canal paths there are often odds and sods of canal side where you could camp and no one is going to question what your doing. Cheers James Yes, ...
by Freelander
17 Jan 2020, 2:29pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Tenting/Camping LEJOG
Replies: 56
Views: 3260

Re: Tenting/Camping LEJOG

Hi, Thanks to everyone for their help to date. I've decided to use the SUSTRANS National Cycle Network as the basis for my route planning. I find this little guide excellent for someone who knows nothing of how roadways work in the UK. Of course it also has tons of cycling specific information as we...
by Freelander
17 Jan 2020, 2:00pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Tenting/Camping LEJOG
Replies: 56
Views: 3260

Re: Tenting/Camping LEJOG

Threads have already mentioned the wild camping options in Scotland, but don't be adverse to doing the same through England. I did my JOGLE in November when most camping sites were shut, and I camped in out-of-the-way woods, canal towpaths and tucked down by rivers. You can always ask a farmer - yo...
by Freelander
17 Jan 2020, 1:49pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Tenting/Camping LEJOG
Replies: 56
Views: 3260

Re: Tenting/Camping LEJOG

A question that's just occurred to me is do you intend to eat out, or cook? If cooking outside, that's when you'll be exposed. Thanks so much for the reply Graham. I'm glad several members offered their advice and experience dealing with midges. I know similar how insects on this side of the pond c...
by Freelander
26 Dec 2019, 11:04am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Tenting/Camping LEJOG
Replies: 56
Views: 3260

Re: Tenting/Camping LEJOG

I would recommend going across to the Orkneys for both the ferry to Aberdeen and there are some fantastic archaeological sites if you have time. Skara Brae for one. Something that hasn't been mentioned thus far, and is very relevant to camping in Scotland, is the Scottish midge. Do you have a route...
by Freelander
6 Dec 2019, 3:24pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Tenting/Camping LEJOG
Replies: 56
Views: 3260

Re: Tenting/Camping LEJOG

Tigerbiten wrote:Ferry to the Orkneys -> cycle across -> ferry to Aberdeen -> Train onwards.'


Thanks for the suggestion. I wasn’t planning on riding the Orkneys, but if I think I will have time I may consider it.

Thanks!
by Freelander
6 Dec 2019, 3:20pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Tenting/Camping LEJOG
Replies: 56
Views: 3260

Re: Tenting/Camping LEJOG

As I plan my route using some of the more available and popular guides, I find myself needing to decide on what GPS and Apps I want to use to find my way. I like simple, minimalist but reliable technology. I don’t need HR or cadence it’s such things. I’m leaning toward just using my iPhone 8 running...
by Freelander
4 Dec 2019, 10:46am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Tenting/Camping LEJOG
Replies: 56
Views: 3260

Re: Tenting/Camping LEJOG

Thank you. That link was helpful. Sounds like typical Nova Scotia weather!
by Freelander
3 Dec 2019, 5:56pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Tenting/Camping LEJOG
Replies: 56
Views: 3260

Re: Tenting/Camping LEJOG

How are you thinking of getting back from the far north of Scotland? It is somewhat remote up there. Public transport can be a bit hit and miss. Trains will do their best to be unhelpful. You are a long way from any major connurbation. Give some thought to your return. I’ll be flying out of Edinbur...
by Freelander
3 Dec 2019, 5:52pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Tenting/Camping LEJOG
Replies: 56
Views: 3260

Re: Tenting/Camping LEJOG

Can you delete a post reply?
by Freelander
3 Dec 2019, 5:51pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Tenting/Camping LEJOG
Replies: 56
Views: 3260

Re: Tenting/Camping LEJOG

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by Freelander
3 Dec 2019, 5:50pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Tenting/Camping LEJOG
Replies: 56
Views: 3260

Re: Tenting/Camping LEJOG

Out of those two options I’d plump for the 1st 3 in August. July is often wet IME with heavy downpours. Both periods are during school holidays so no difference there. Thank you. Very helpful. Now I can start looking at flights. Is August generally warmer (and drier) or just drier? Just so I can st...
by Freelander
3 Dec 2019, 4:13pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Tenting/Camping LEJOG
Replies: 56
Views: 3260

Re: Tenting/Camping LEJOG

Thanks to everyone for all their help and suggestions to date. Just getting back to the planning again. I now know it will be either the last three weeks in July or the first three weeks in August that I will be in the UK. I know that summer vacation will be in full swing. I am wondering if there is...
by Freelander
13 Oct 2019, 12:42am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Tenting/Camping LEJOG
Replies: 56
Views: 3260

Re: Tenting/Camping LEJOG

8 pints to a gallon which is about an evenings drinking :D .


Thanks.sounds a lot like here except for the bigger pint.I think I need to train more for the drinking than the cycling! Cheers, Daryl