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Doing the Walk Yourself: Weather

I was incredibly lucky with the weather in the summer of 2003. As I walked from Land's End to John o'Groats the weather just seemed to get better and better, which meant that the temperature remained pretty constant as I slowly headed north. The following summers of 2004 and 2005 were miserable in comparison, and I'm forever thankful that I got the luck of the draw, as the weather can change a walk like this from a delight to a disaster.

Date Walk Weather
7/5/03 Land's End to Penzance Mainly sunny
8/5/03 Helston Sunny
9/5/03 Penzance to Pengoon Farm Sunny intervals
10/5/03 Pengoon Farm to Truro Sunny intervals
11/5/03 Truro to Tregolls Farm Cloudy with sunny intervals
12/5/03 Tregolls Farm to St Breward Blustery showers, some sun
14/5/03 St Breward to Trecollas Farm Sunny but windy
15/5/03 Trecollas Farm to Launceston Blustery rain
16/5/03 Launceston to Bridestowe Blustery and driving rain
17/5/03 Bridestowe to South Zeal Grey, shitty rain
19/5/03 Okehampton Showers
20/5/03 South Zeal to Crediton Incredible wind, cold but dry
21/5/03 Crediton to Tiverton Showers and heavy rain
22/5/03 Tiverton to Taunton Overcast turning to drizzle
23/5/03 Taunton to Street One almighty shower, then sun
27/5/03 Street to Midsomer Norton Misty rain then hazy sunshine
28/5/03 Midsomer Norton to Bath Sunny intervals
29/5/03 Bath to Old Sodbury Sunny
30/5/03 Old Sodbury to Cam Sunny
1/6/03 Cam to Painswick Hazy sunshine
2/6/03 Painswick to Gloucester Sunny
3/6/03 Gloucester to Tewkesbury Cloudy with sunny intervals
4/6/03 Tewkesbury to Worcester Overcast with sunny intervals
5/6/03 Worcester to Bewdley Cloudy
6/6/03 Bewdley to Pattingham Rain then sunny intervals
7/6/03 Pattingham to Penkridge Patchy sun
10/6/03 Penkridge to Abbots Bromley Mixed, with one huge downpour
11/6/03 Abbots Bromley to Air Cottage Sunny at first, cloudy later
12/6/03 Air Cottage to Waterloo Inn Sunny intervals
13/6/03 Waterloo Inn to Edale Sunny intervals
14/6/03 Edale to Crowden Cloudy
15/6/03 Crowden to Standedge Sunny
17/6/03 Standedge to Hebden Bridge Cloudy with sunny intervals
18/6/03 Hebden Bridge to Lothersdale Driving rain
20/6/03 Lothersdale to Kirkby Malham Icy wind, sunny intervals
21/6/03 Kirkby Malham to Horton-in-Ribblesdale Sunny intervals
23/6/03 Horton-in-Ribblesdale to Hawes Sunny but very windy
24/6/03 Hawes to Keld Sunny intervals
25/6/03 Keld to Baldersdale Sunny
26/6/03 Baldersdale to Middleton-in-Teesdale Sunny intervals
27/6/03 Middleton-in-Teesdale to Langdon Beck Overcast and misty
28/6/03 Langdon Beck to Dufton Overcast
29/6/03 Dufton to Alston Sunny intervals
1/7/03 Alston to Haltwhistle Rain
2/7/03 Haltwhistle to Bellingham Scattered showers
3/7/03 Bellingham to Byrness Overcast
4/7/03 Byrness to Jedburgh Sunny intervals
6/7/03 Jedburgh to Melrose Sunny morning, turning overcast
7/7/03 Melrose to Peebles Showers, wind, sunny intervals
9/7/03 Peebles to West Linton Sunny intervals
10/7/03 West Linton to Edinburgh Showers
11/7/03 Edinburgh to Linlithgow Showers, sunny intervals, wind
12/7/03 Linlithgow to Kilsyth Sunny intervals
13/7/03 Kilsyth to Drymen Sunny
15/7/03 Drymen to Rowardennan Sunny
16/7/03 Rowardennan to Inverarnan Sunny
17/7/03 Inverarnan to Tyndrum Sunny intervals
18/7/03 Tyndrum to Kings House Overcast
19/7/03 Kings House to Kinlochleven Cloudy with spitting rain
20/7/03 Kinlochleven to Fort William Scattered showers
22/7/03 Fort William to South Laggan Overcast, some spitting rain
23/7/03 South Laggan to Alltsigh Overcast with some light rain
24/7/03 Alltsigh to Drumnadrochit Sunny intervals
25/7/03 Drumnadrochit to Inverness Sunny intervals
26/7/03 Inverness to Dingwall Sunny intervals
27/7/03 Dingwall to Alness Sunny
28/7/03 Alness to Dornoch Sunny intervals
29/7/03 Dornoch to Brora Sunny intervals and showers
30/7/03 Brora to Helmsdale Overcast
1/8/03 Helmsdale to Dunbeath Sunny intervals
2/8/03 Dunbeath to Wick Overcast
3/8/03 Wick to John o'Groats Sunny intervals