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Adam Dawson’s long walk

In Spring 2014, I walked 1,492 miles in 79 non-stop days from Lizard Point at the southernmost point of the UK, to Dunnet Head, at the northernmost.   Along the way, I visited Land’s End, John O’Groats and the three highest peaks of Wales, England and Scotland – Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis respectively.   I was walking to raise money for the Scouts and on this website you can learn more about my journey.

This website records the main details of my walk, and on this page is a summary to help navigate through the rest of the site.

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Click here to find out why I did this walk

Complete LEJOG route on 1 to 250k with overnight POIs ver 2I decided to walk the length of the UK after I cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats in 2005 and realised that one day I’d have to go back and do it “properly” – on foot.   It took nearly nine years before the time was right finally to set off on this epic hike and this time I decided to raise money as I walked, in aid of the World Scout Jamboree.   I camped for 58 of the 78 days and averaged 19 miles walking per day.
This page gives all the details and background.

Click here to get a day by day record of my walk

My trek took me to some of the most interesting – and remote – parts of the UK.   As I was walking, every night I uploaded a blog to this website, which recorded the highlights of the day’s walk, along with photos, statistics and a downloadable “GPX” file tracking the day’s walk.
This page has the complete account in easily readable day-by-day sections.

Click here to learn about my fundraising for the World Scout Jamboree

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