|Website Editor Katharine Arzul and her dog Millie at the end of their LEJoG walk in 2007|
A recommended B&B half an hour north of Perth:
Birnam,Dunkeld, PH8 0AA
Tel 01350 778822
Our Chairman, Brian Dawson, has stayed at Tayburn House, and writes: It is a modern bungalow with free parking in a cul de sac opposite the Beatrix Potter Gardens, and provides a superb breakfast. I would think that it is of interest to anyone travelling with wheels on the A9.
LEJoG cyclist Toby Cannon has written a free app for virtual fitness challenges for walkers, runner or cyclists. LEJoG is one of the routes you can complete. This is a great tool for those of us whose journey may be delayed by the pandemic. You can find the app at myleschallenges.com.TipTaeTip Scotland has a planning tool for walkers which shows Scotland's Long-Distance trails:
Ar Dachaidh, Badnellan A small, traditional croft-type B&B near Brora, roughly half way between Inverness and John o' Groats. This is one we have been recommending for many years.
Crianlarich Hotel Anyone taking a western route through Scotland will probably pass the Crianlarich Hotel. It is "activity friendly" and has a large drying room and free storage. This is another one that we recommend in the route pack.
Moat Vale Campsite A friendly campsite, handily situated on the route near Longtown Cumbria.
Newtonmore Hostel Not only under new ownership, but now run by Association members! This is situated on a main route for End-to-End trips, with excellent facilities for walkers and cyclists. We have been informed that a discount is offered for End-to-Enders.
Newmoor Park Provides a range of accomodation options on the Devon-Cornwall border.
The Visit Scotland website has a huge amount of information for walkers of all abilities on their walking section:
The Cycle End-to-End website has masses of information, well worth a look:
Sustrans is the charity responsible for the national cycle path project and promoting sustainable transport:
Skedaddle is a company specialising in cycling holidays and accompanied trips, including the End-to-End:
Practical Car Rental have a site at Forres; they offer one-way rental and are willing to pick you up from Inverness if necessary:
Here is a useful site giving live traffic updates on your computer or mobile phone, updated every few minutes, and it's free:
Wondering how to get from Inverness to John o' Groats at the beginning or end of your trip? Then have a look at this site, a company that will transport you and your bikes from John o' Groats to Inverness or vice versa in a luxurious bus:
Here is a site compiled by Royston Wood, who cycled unsupported in 2009. He shares lots of tips and advice:
For walkers, The South West Coast Path could provide the perfect start to LEJOG or finish to JOGLE, either via the south coast between Land's End and Poole, or the north coast between Land's End and Minehead. This site can help with route planning and information over these lengths: