LEJOG 13/14 Days Routes

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mkbutters
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LEJOG 13/14 Days Routes

Postby mkbutters » 14 Nov 2017, 10:48am

Hi
Can anyone advise me on the quietest 13/14 day LEJOG route and where I can find GPX files.
Thanks in advance
Mike

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Re: LEJOG 13/14 Days Routes

Postby TrevA » 14 Nov 2017, 1:51pm

We did the classic CTC B&B route with a few amendments ( mainly west coast of Scotland rather than east coast) It uses mainly B roads and quiet country lanes.

We actually took 18 days including a rest day, as we were targeting 60 miles a day. You would only need to increase this distance a little, say to 70 miles, to bring it down to 13 or 14 days. You can see more details of the route on my blog.

Basic route: Wick - JOG - Bettyhill - Lairg - Drumnadrochit - Fort William - Loch Lomond - Motherwell - Lockerbie - Shap - Whalley(Lancs) - Crewe - Ludlow - Symonds Yat - Chew Stoke - Taunton - Okehampton - St Austell - Penzance - Lands End.

Obviously you would need to reverse this for a Lejog.

I don't have GPX files as we used paper maps.

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Re: LEJOG 13/14 Days Routes

Postby mkbutters » 14 Nov 2017, 3:05pm

Many thanks ... I will take a look at that.

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Re: LEJOG 13/14 Days Routes

Postby TrevA » 14 Nov 2017, 4:02pm

You can purchase the CTC/CUK route pack for £12.50 which includes access to the GPX files. It's free to CTC/CUK members.

There are 3 routes - the B&B route, a Camping route, and a main road route, for those in a hurry. The pack includes lists of B&Bs and Campsites.

https://www.cyclinguk.org/article/cycli ... hn-ogroats

There's also plenty of advice available in this forum, as plenty of people have done it.

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Re: LEJOG 13/14 Days Routes

Postby robgul » 14 Nov 2017, 6:53pm

Look at www.cycle-endtoend.org.uk for loads of resources and routea

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Re: LEJOG 13/14 Days Routes

Postby Skipper9999 » 14 Nov 2017, 7:43pm

I completed it 3 years back with a lad who was 81 and we followed a nice 14/15 day on nice quite back roads.

The ride report is well documented here http://lejog.us
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Re: LEJOG 13/14 Days Routes

Postby dgibby » 20 Nov 2017, 10:14pm

The CTC YHA route is about 14 days
See my list of daily start and end destinations in the link https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=115877