Sunday, 1 January 2012

Lands End to John O' Groats

This trip has always fascinated me. Ever since I first heard about it, the idea of travelling the entire length of Great Britain has just seemed amazing.
I first planned on doing it on a push bike - No easy task.
I then planned on doing it on a motorbike - Slightly easier, but need money for petrol, food and a full motorbike liscence.
Now I plan on doing it on foot.

This is something I want to do, maybe not this year, and maybe not next year. But I want to do it, before I get too old to do it. Before the constraints of a job or a family, or physical condition stop me from doing it.
Plus, given the limited amount of time with fully working eyesight (A completely different story), I want to make the most of it, and see as many amazing things as I possibly can.

I wouldn't be doing this just for the shits and giggles either.
I'd be challenging myself, but i'd also do it for a good cause. If i'm going to put myself through this, I might aswell raise some money for people that need it.

I wouldn't be doing it alone either. I daresay i'd be dragging someone along with me. And I've already got a decent idea of who it would be.

This is going to take alot of logistical planning, but I will do this. I will be leaving home a boy, and return home a fairly well travelled, and more experienced man.
It'll also give me a chance to use the orienteering and wilderness survival skills that I hopefully will have learnt.
Plus i've always wanted to go walking and camping, so what better way to bring all these things together to raise money for a good cause, and have an experience of a lifetime.

Now starts the planning and fitness stage...