Land's End to John o' Groats
The 1000 mile (1600kms) adventure!
29th April to 25th June 2023
In the middle of 2019 I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, and weeks before my birthday started chemotherapy. Luckily this only lasted 3 months and culminated in 2 weeks of radiotherapy just before Christmas.
Several scans later (and a pandemic) was given the news it is in remission...phew.
During the pandemic took the aim of 10,000 steps a day for a month which is fun as it is around 5 miles. One month I took it a bit further and managed to cover around 220 miles which was enough to think about...
Land's End to John o' Groats a nice walk of some 1000 miles, gulp. Something I have always had in the back of my head and this was a wake up call especially after sat at a desk for 30 years.
On the 29th April 2023 I will depart Land's End and work my way north heading to John o' Groats. The only plan I have is my route which currently sits at 1001.5 miles, the rest will be carrying what I need with wild camping (bivvy + tarp) and some b'n'b/hotels along the way.
Oh yes I only have 57 days to complete the walk as start work again on 26 June.
To follow my adventures please join the Facebook group
Alternatively to donate please use either of the following links
Beacon Centre at Musgrove Park Hospital : https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/daryl-baker-1
MS Society : https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/darlyb
Each person in the image below indicates the start of a 20 mile (32km) section