We can help you to plan your journey! 

With all of our full members having already done the journey from End to End, we have a wealth of experience to call upon to help you plan your own journey. Our route Advisor, Steve Athawes, can provide personalised route advice which should give you all you need to get your planning started, including on-going assistance should you need it. Steve can provide advice on planning a safe journey, route recommendations, accommodation details and much more. You can contact him at: 

Meet Steve Athawes:

I have three grown-up ‘children’ and three beautiful granddaughters and I live in Surrey with my wife Lynn who hates walking with a passion. We’ll be celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary later this year and with one eye on retirement from my job as an estates operations manager at a major London hospital, we are now planning a possible relocation to the Rutland area in 2023.

Despite always being keen on the great outdoors, I only discovered long distance walking about ten years ago. In an effort to improve my health and fitness, I embarked on a number of 100km, 24-hour, charity endurance walks, including the London to Brighton, Thames Path, Isle of Wight, and South Coast challenges.

Having walked Wainwright’s fabulous ‘Coast to Coast’ route across England in 2015, I finally accomplished my own life-enhancing ‘End to End’ trek in 2017, fulfilling a 30-year ambition in the process. The story of those journeys, “Walking The Walk”, was published in 2020.

It is a pleasure and a privilege to be a member of an elite group of people who have had shared experiences which often can’t be adequately described, but which will remain with them as fond memories, and I relish the opportunity to assist in the completion of their own ‘end to end’ journeys as the Association Route advisor.