Lands End to John O’Groats – A Hobbits Journey, Part 5

Frodo_LEJOGThe 5th and final part to my unassisted run from Lands End to John O’Groats. I had made it to Inverness the night before at around 10pm, and now out of the hostel at 9am and ready for a bit more running…

Day 24: Inverness to Tain

It felt good getting to Inverness right on schedule last night. It had been slow progress all the way from Perth, so finally having signs for Inverness pointing BEHIND me now was a big mental boost.

Lands End to John O’Groats – A Hobbits Journey, Part 4.


Part 4!

Day 19: Dalgety Bay to Perth

Following yesterday’s excursions, I decided it best to start the day in the afternoon, with a chilled morning. Plus I’d not really caught up with my mate Ric Barnett properly since he first moved to Scotland, and like everyone else, had been a perfect host.

Lands End to John O’Groats – A Hobbits Journey, Part 3.


Part 3 of my journey to Mordor… I mean John O’Groats. It’s now the start of my 3rd week and I’ve just made it to the Lake District. This is where things start getting a little trickier…

Day 14: Kendal to Patterdale

It’s Saturday! To many people, this means weekend. To me, it meant time to get moving again. Refreshed from a sleeping to 11am and with the rigors of yesterday behind me; I set off for the Lakes.

Lands End to John O’Groats – A Hobbits Journey, Part 2.

Day 8: Tintern Abbey to Hereford

This morning I got up ridiculously early. It was my naïve idea to pinch an extra few miles today by sleeping a bit less; a plan I would soon learn that does NOT work.

That morning’s run was amazing! Plodding up all of the country roads, plus there was more or less zero traffic to worry about.

Lands End to John O’Groats – A Hobbits Journey, Part 1.

There may not have been as many dragons, trolls or Nazgul to contend with on this journey. There were however a great many castles, misty mountains to pass through and I swear a couple of wizards I met on route. All in all, pretty similar to my last trip out; getting shut of that pesky ring.

So I have compiled a bit of a day to day summary of my unassisted run, spanning around 1,000 miles, which as you’ll see, began as a bit of a laugh and a joke; getting things wrong constantly and somehow getting away with it. To a progressively more serious, calculated and arduous ordeal; ultimately coming together as a great experience, meeting all different kinds of people along the way and seeing a lot of the country that most people never see.

Lands End to John O’Groats – A Hobbits Journey


After a grueling 27 days with no rest, I finally made it back to the comfort of my own home. I’m sat here now, relaxed in my living room writing this with no immediate agenda to get back up again. It’s nice.

This is just a quick overview of my experience out there; what I’m describing as an odd combination of Forest Gump and a hobbits journey.

Challenge Complete!

Howdy folks,

A bit later updating than I’d hoped this week, but fear not, I’m still here!

So, where’s Dan this week? Well, he’s back in Cheshire again! No, he’s not taken a wrong turn; he’s done!
Friday 04th April was the end date for this monumental challenge and clocking in at less than 28 days for completion, I’d say that’s a mighty impressive feat!