Land's End to John O'Groats

Cycling the End-to-End

Over two and-a-half weeks in August and September 1988, my old school friend Mike Milburn and I meandered our way north on bicycles for about a thousand miles. We stuck to the west side of the country and took the train to avoid unpleasent cycling: from Macclesfield to Preston and from Glasgow city centre to Balloch. We went via the Outer Hebrides, taking the ferry from Oban to Lochboisdale, Lochmaddy to Tarbert and Stornaway to Ullapool. We stayed mostly at youth hostels: Land's End, Tintagel, Exford, Cheddar, Capel-y-Ffin, Wilderhope Manor, Gradbach Mill, Slaidburn, Conistone, Carlisle, somewhere around Glasgow, Inveraray, Lochboisdale B&B, Lochmaddy, Stockinish, Stornoway?, Ullapool, Helmsdale and John O'Groats.

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21 Aug 88
Land's End
21 Aug 88
St Ives
22 Aug 88
Boscastle
22 Aug 88
Devon
22 Aug 88
Devon
24 Aug 88
Cheddar Gorge
24 Aug 88
Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol
24 Aug 88
Bristol
24 Aug 88
The Severn Bridge
24 Aug 88
The Skirrid Inn, Llanvihangel Crucorney
25 Aug 88
Gospel Pass, 1801 ft (549 m)
26 Aug 88
Wilderhope Mannor Youth Hostel
26 Aug 88
Ironbridge
26 Aug 88
Peak District
27 Aug 88
Lower Nabbs Farm, nr Wildboarclough, Peak District
27 Aug 88
Above Lower Nabbs Farm, Peak District
27 Aug 88
Near Newton, Forest of Bowland, Lancs
29 Aug 88
Langdale Pikes, Lake District
29 Aug 88
Kirkstone Pass, 1489 ft (454 m), Lake District
29 Aug 88
Aira Force, Lake District
30 Aug 88
Gretna Green
30 Aug 88
Southern Uplands
31 Aug 88
Glen Croe near Ardgartan
31 Aug 88
Glen Croe near Rest and be thankful
1 Sep 88
Loch Etive near Achnacloich
1 Sep 88
Oban
2 Sep 88
South Uist
2 Sep 88
South Uist
2 Sep 88
South Uist
2 Sep 88
Causway between South Uist and Benbecula
2 Sep 88
Chambered cairn, Benbecula
2 Sep 88
North Uist
3 Sep 88
Lochmaddy, North Uist
3 Sep 88
Tarbert, Harris
4 Sep 88
near Stockinish, Harris
4 Sep 88
Clisharm, 2621 ft (799 m), Harris
4 Sep 88
Loch Eireasort, Balallan, Lewis
4 Sep 88
Callanish Stones, Lewis
4 Sep 88
Dun Carloway broch, Lewis
4 Sep 88
Pentland Road to Stornoway, Lewis
5 Sep 88
Ullapool
6 Sep 88
Stac Polly, 2,008 ft (612 m)
6 Sep 88
Lochan an Ais, Stac Polly and Cul Mor, 2,785 ft (849 m)
7 Sep 88
John O'Groats
7 Sep 88
John O'Groats
7 Sep 88
John O'Groats
7 Sep 88
John O'Groats