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The track well trodden

Discussion in 'Expeditions' started by Mackers, Jan 22, 2019.

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  1. Mackers

    Mackers Well-Known Member

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    Suppose I got up one day and decided I wanted to tratter from John o'groats to land's end in a week. I quickly set up a just giving page for a charitable cause and my friends could follow my journey on Facebook. How would I actually do it? obviously I'd drive up to John o'groats before I started, but what would I do, where would I stay, how could I plan the trip to make it interesting. Would I have to be really sociable?

    It would be a massive challenge for me. How would you do it?
     
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    go back to bed and take 2 aspirin.
     
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    Take an inflatable doll with ya, fer company like :D
     
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    I've actually got one of those in the shed. I got it to practice quick 1-1 psychological therapy models delivered within half an hour. The poor woman had to pretend to be depressed, anxious, stressed, suicidal ... She's more deflated now than she ever was.

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    This is all getting a bit worrying...
     
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    @Mackers
    Mrs has done this in a series 1 so all is possible.
    Now this was done by not using motorways & was on a historic endurance rally over 3days.
    Get a general route then when at the top go round the NW500 route in Scotland for some views.
    Never plan stops as some times you may stop longer for sightseeing.
    Enjoy
     
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    Cheers
     
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    Don't worry. I didn't complete the course. If I was still working I wouldn't have joined this site. Time to play the fool and talk a load of crap generally now :):):):) I can put the other hat on though. I know quite a lot about mental health and helping others.
     
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    Is anyone doing the path well trodden this year? I don't know if I fancy doing it on my own?
     
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    Fuel stops are few and far between in the very North of Scotland so make sure you fill up whenever you see a pump.
    Down to Inverness is quicker but round by Durness/ Ullapool is fantastic scenery.
    I frequently do Inverness to Derby in 7 hours driving time (A9, across to Glasgow, M74, M6 then across from Holmes Chapel) and Exeter is about 3-4 hours from here. (Staying on the M6/M5 would probably save an hour). I can't say that that route fills me with joy as a 4x4 route though so better to plan lots of meandering through the Lake District, maybe a jaunt into North Wales. I have rarely gone beyond Plymouth so can't tell you much about the Southern leg.
     
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