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Doing the Walk Yourself: LEJOG or JOGLE?

One of the questions to ask yourself before you decide to walk across Britain is, 'Which way should I walk?' There are, of course, two options: Land's End to John o'Groats (also known as the LEJOG) or John o'Groats to Land's End (known, not surprisingly, as the JOGLE). I decided to do the LEJOG, from south to north, for a number of practical reasons. Here they are.

On the other hand, plenty of people walk the other way and love it, so the choice is up to you. By starting in Scotland and heading south, you avoid the midge season, you get fitter more quickly, and psychologically it feels like it's downhill all the way... and if you already live in Scotland, the choice is simple. One thing's for certain, however: whether you go for the LEJOG or the JOGLE, it's still the walk of a lifetime.