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by hilloverthehill
9 May 2016, 7:13pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE next summer, early thoughts...
Replies: 23
Views: 11853

Re: JOGLE next summer, early thoughts...

Hi I did a JOGLE last November, camping most of the time and going off-road and backroads wherever possible. From JOGs I took minor roads and forestry tracks to Forsinard, the Great Glen Way and a wonderful cycle path from Ballachulish to near Oban before getting the ferry to Arran. There's heaps of...
by hilloverthehill
9 May 2016, 2:23pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Take cooking gear with me on LEJOG?
Replies: 10
Views: 1048

Re: Take cooking gear with me on LEJOG?

Invaluable for the morning brew and porridge! I did a JOGLE in November, camping most of the time. You can usually pick up food for evening meal on the day so you don't need to carry much spare. You'll have lots of scope for wild camping in Scotland with their Outdoor Access Code, though even in Eng...
by hilloverthehill
9 May 2016, 2:14pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: ROUTE ADVICE - GLENCOE TO FORT AUGUSTUS
Replies: 14
Views: 2677

Re: ROUTE ADVICE - GLENCOE TO FORT AUGUSTUS

Hi Eldog I did a JOGLE in November, and cycled pretty well the whole of the Great Glen Way on a road bike. You'll certainly have no problem on the Fort William to Fort Augustus section. From Fort Augustus go along the east side of Loch Ness; the A82 is pretty horrible. From Altnaharra I took the B87...
by hilloverthehill
9 May 2016, 1:59pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Planning trip and route for end of May 2016
Replies: 37
Views: 2436

Re: Planning trip and route for end of May 2016

Hi I completed a JOGLE in November, mainly camping and off road/back roads where possible. It looks like you've planned a lot of your route, but if you're open to suggestions you could have a look at my blog http://hilloverthehill.blogspot.co.uk I managed to avoid the central belt of Scotland by hea...
by hilloverthehill
9 May 2016, 11:21am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route planning
Replies: 24
Views: 2539

Re: Route planning

I did JOGLE in November, as traffic-free as possible. Went very non-technical with atlas maps for easy navigation, and OS sheets for more complicated sections. I took out an online membership of the OS, which I'd recommend if you were going to use maps. Unlimited printing of what you need. I sent ma...