Land’s End to John O’ Groats to Land’s End Cycle Route (LEJOG or JOGLE): Independent Hostel Accommodation

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Land's End to John O' Groats to Land's End (LEJOG JOGLE)

There are many ways to cycle the Land’s End to John O’ Groats LEJOG or indeed the John O’ Groats to Land’s End (JOGLE) route depending on time available and ability of the riders.
So far we have created 2 routes which take either 14 or 9 days of cycling- with overnight accommodation at Independent Hostels all the way!
All of the hostels on this route welcome cyclists and all but 3 (*) have covered bike storage.
We haven’t actually cycled this route so please ensure you do your own research as well. We would love to challenge someone to try it out! Let us know your route suggestions!

Land's End to John O'Groats Cycle Route (LEJOG)
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  • Profile picture of Euro Hostel Edinburgh Halls

    Euro Hostel Edinburgh Halls

    Euro Hostel Edinburgh Halls is the perfect place to base your summer visit to Edinburgh. Available from 4th June to 31st August you can have an apartment to yourself or share with others for a great budget stay. Located in the heart of the Old Town close to the Royal Mile, Euro Hostel Edinburgh Halls is perfect for backpackers, shoppers, groups or those visiting the famous Edinburgh Festival. Single or twin private bedrooms are available or you can rent a whole apartment for up to 12.

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  • Profile picture of Kyle of Tongue Hostel & Holiday Park

    Kyle of Tongue Hostel & Holiday Park

    Kyle of Tongue Hostel is a stone lodge, magnificently situated on the romantic shores of the Kyle of Tongue on the north coast of Scotland. It has supreme panoramic views of Castle Varich, Ben Hope and the queen of Scottish mountains - Ben Loyal. Beautifully furnished, like a boutique hotel, but with all the friendliness of a hostel. There are comfortable private bedrooms, roomy shared dormitories and relaxing communal areas. Camping also available.

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  • Profile picture of Wayfarers Independent Hostel

    Wayfarers Independent Hostel

    Close to Penrith town centre and perfect for those on the C2C cycle route. Excellent value accommodation to those visiting Penrith, the Eden Valley and the North Lake District National Park. Bike cleaning and maintenance facilities and bike hire on site. Full kitchen and dining facilities, en suite rooms with made up beds, lockers, bedside lights, Individuals, small parties and groups of up to 18 are welcome.

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  • Profile picture of Cote Ghyll Mill

    Cote Ghyll Mill

    In a beautiful and secluded valley in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, this converted linen mill is a perfect base for exploring the moors, dales & coast. Osmotherley has pubs, a tea room & shops. Explore the stream and woodlands or take part in organised activities for children and groups. Next to Cod Beck reservoir, Cleveland Way, Coast to Coast and at start of Lyke Wake Walk. All refurbished, en-suite bedrooms.

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  • Profile picture of Sandras Hostel

    Sandras Hostel

    Thurso is the northern-most town on the UK mainland. The cliffs are alive with guillemots, kittiwakes, fulmars and puffins, while the sea is home to seals and porpoises. The 4* hostel has en suite facilities in all rooms, (some have TVs). Using their own backpacking experience, the owners ensure you will enjoy a level of comfort and service second to none. Surfing, pony trekking, fishing, quad biking, coastal walks and boat trips are all available in the area.

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  • Profile picture of Comrie Croft

    Comrie Croft

    Comrie Croft is a perfect rural retreat for mountain bikers, hikers, families and backpackers, just over an hour from Edinburgh & Glasgow. The 4* hostel offers cosy, home style rooms which are also available for sole group use and weddings. On-site facilities include The Tea Garden cafe, bike shop and lots of grin enducing mountain bike trails, family-friendly valley routes and a well stocked farm shop. A footpath takes you to the vibrant village of Comrie and gives access to stunning glens and mountains.

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  • Profile picture of Marthrown of Mabie Bunkhouse

    Marthrown of Mabie Bunkhouse

    Marthrown is set in the heart of Mabie Forest, 6 miles south of Dumfries. It has a sauna, a wood burning spring water hot tub, a large BBQ, garden areas, a challenge course and plenty of room for groups. There are a variety of mountain bike routes and the 7Stanes mountain bike trails are nearby. Catered meals available for groups. As well as the bunkhouse, there are also Mongolian yurts an American style tipi and the jewel in the crown is the iron age roundhouse for parties or weddings.

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  • Profile picture of Blytheswood Hostel

    Blytheswood Hostel

    In secluded, native woodland on the eastern edge of Dartmoor, the cabin has been a hostel since the 1930s. Friendly and peaceful, with a homely living room, wood burner, self-catering kitchen, picnic tables, BBQ and fire pit. Walk straight from the door to Heltor and Blackingstone Rock or along the river to Fingle Bridge and Castle Drogo. Cross stepping stones to Dunsford village. Moretonhampstead and Chagford are nearby. On the LEJOG cycling route.

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  • Profile picture of Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge

    Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge

    This 18th century Highland farm house provides warm & friendly hostel accommodation. Ideally situated within walking distance of Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, on the Great Glen Way and with pubs, restaurants and supermarket close by. Residents only bar offers over 70 Scottish beers and 25 Scotch whiskies. Horse riding, fishing, watersports and mountain biking can all be arranged locally. Free parking and free WiFi. Bike storage available except in Jul/Aug.

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  • Profile picture of Carlisle City Hostel

    Carlisle City Hostel

    Carlisle's only independent hostel. Located on picturesque Abbey Street, the building is an old Georgian terrace accommodating up to 20 guests. There is a communal kitchen, lounge with TV, DVDs and book swap and a dining room. Free tea, coffee and WiFi in communal areas. Prices include basic breakfast. A great place from which to explore Carlisle, The Tuille House MuseumThe Eden Valley, Hadrien's Wall and more The staff look forward to welcoming you as their guest to hostel and the city.

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  • Profile picture of Bunkhouse @ Invershin Hotel

    Bunkhouse @ Invershin Hotel

    Situated within a small hotel in the north Highlands the bunkhouse consists of 4 rooms which share a shower room and toilet. Guests can enjoy all the hotel facilities; the cosy bar with it's roaring fire and real ale. Cyclists, walkers, bikers, fishermen, Munro baggers, families and lone travellers are all welcome and the bunkhouse is on the North Coast 500 road route. No self-catering facilities, but breakfast and a small selection of home cooked evening meals are available.

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  • Profile picture of Callander Hostel

    Callander Hostel

    Situated in the town of Callander at the start of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, Callander Hostel is a great location for tourists and outdoor enthusiasts alike. With outstanding views over Ben Ledi this Visit Scotland 5* Hostel has comfortable beds, en suite rooms and a fully equipped self-catering kitchen. Everything you need for the perfect retreat. The gardens have a children's play area, gas BBQ and seating.

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  • Profile picture of Fort William Backpackers

    Fort William Backpackers

    Surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery, Fort William is a mecca for those with a spirit of adventure. You can start (or end) the West Highland Way in Fort William, hike or bike along mountain trails, go for a boat trip on the sea loch or just take it easy amidst the wonderful scenery. Even in winter Fort William stays busy with skiing, snow-boarding, mountaineering and ice-climbing. Set on a hillside above the town, with wonderful views, this cosy hostel provides all you'll need after a day in the hills.

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  • Profile picture of Springhill Bunkhouse

    Springhill Bunkhouse

    Springhill's Lookout & Wigwams offer great value, comfortable accommodation which can be booked as a whole or on a per bed/night basis. Ideal for groups, families and independent travellers. Superbly located on the Northumberland heritage coastline there are stunning views towards the Farne Islands and Cheviot Hills while Seahouses and Bamburgh are within very easy reach.

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  • Profile picture of Sheen Bunkhouse

    Sheen Bunkhouse

    Sheen Bunkhouse is in a quiet corner of the Peak District, close to the beautiful Dove and Manifold valleys. It offers a large TV lounge, well equipped self-catering facilities and two bunkrooms with wash basins. The Manifold Track, Tissington Trail and High Peak Trail give easy access to beautiful countryside, ideal for families and cyclists. Dovedale, the Upper Dove Valley and the remote moors around Flash and Longnor offer stunning walking. Buxton (8miles), Leek (10 miles) and Bakewell (12 miles) & Alton Towers (20 mins by car) are all easily accessed

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  • Profile picture of Hull Trinity Backpackers

    Hull Trinity Backpackers

    In the heart of Hull, (European City of Culture 2017) this newly renovated backpackers hostel is aimed at the individual traveller, small groups, cyclists and families. With flexible room layouts including an en suite family room it is perfect for visiting Hull's art exhibitions and family friendly attractions such as The Deep. Self-catering kitchenette. The coffee lounge in reception welcomes you as well as passers by.

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  • Profile picture of Edens Yard Backpackers

    Edens Yard Backpackers

    Welcome to this quirky, Camino inspired eco hostel up-cycled from an old stable block to include mixed bunk rooms, a courtyard kitchen & a communal lounge. It's just a short leafy lane from the Eden Project situated on National Cycle routes 2 & 3, two miles from the Northwest Coast Path at Carlyon Bay close to the historic Saints Way pilgrimage trail. We love to welcome walkers and cyclists and offer pick-ups from the station or parking on request. Come and be welcome in Cornwall at Edens Yard.

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  • Profile picture of Morags Lodge Loch Ness

    Morags Lodge Loch Ness

    A multi-award winning 4* hostel with a range of rooms to meet all needs and budgets in the bustling village of Fort Augustus on the banks of Loch Ness. Your perfect base to explore the Loch Ness area and an ideal stop off on the Great Glen Way. Surrounded by stunning mountain scenery and set in wooded grounds the hostel boasts 24 hour self-catering facilities, excellent home-made cheap meal options, a rustic bar, free WiFi, bike hire and ample car parking.

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  • Profile picture of Seahouses Hostel

    Seahouses Hostel

    Within easy walking distance of Seahouses, this recently refurbished hostel offers affordable, spacious & comfortable accommodation. A perfect base for visiting the beaches and castles of the Northumbrian Coast. Particularly popular with divers, families, cyclists, walkers, school, church and youth groups, parties of all sizes welcome, sole use also available. Booking is essential.

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  • Profile picture of Alnwick Youth Hostel

    Alnwick Youth Hostel

    This family friendly 4* hostel has en suite rooms, cosy lounge, games room and a spacious dining room. Located in the centre of town it is ideal for Alnwick Castle, of Downton Abbey and Harry Potter fame and Alnwick Garden. The coast, with castles at Dunstanburgh and Bamburgh, Farne Isles, magical Holy Island and glorious sandy beaches is just a 15 drive. While inland there's the Cheviot Hills & Hadrian's Wall.

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  • Profile picture of Bristol Backpackers Hostel

    Bristol Backpackers Hostel

    Bristol's most central backpacker hostel. Clean & comfortable beds - mixed/single sex dorms - private rooms - individual bathrooms & free hot showers - free linen - large self-catering kitchen - free tea, coffee & hot chocolate. Late night basement bar - piano & guitar room - DVD lounge - free WiFi - luggage storage room - laundrette. Run by backpackers for backpackers - No curfew after check in.

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  • Profile picture of Roaches Bunkhouse

    Roaches Bunkhouse

    The Roaches Bunkhouse is at the foot of The Roaches gritstone edge in the Peak District. The area has some of the best climbing in the country plus walks and cycling in stunning scenery. An ideal base for climbers, walkers and cyclists. It has a drying room, secure bike storage and rooms sleeping 2 or 4 in bunks. The communal area has tables and chairs, log fire, TV and board games. Self-catering facilities are available in a small kitchen. Parking available on site. Close to Ye Old Rock Inn and 3 miles from shopping in the market town of Leek.

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  • Profile picture of Sparrowhawk Backpackers

    Sparrowhawk Backpackers

    A small, friendly eco-hostel in the centre of Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park. Popular with cyclists, hikers, bikers, wild swimmers, artists and photographers, A beautifully converted stone stable, with solar-heated showers, kitchen, courtyard, BBQ and secure bike shed. High open moorland, rocky tors, ancient burial sites, stone circles, woods and clear rivers close by. Moretonhampstead has shops, cafés, art galleries and pubs. Cicerone LEJOG & Dartmoor Way cycle routes pass by.

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  • Profile picture of Inverness Student Hotel

    Inverness Student Hotel

    The cosy and friendly Student Hotel enjoys panoramic views of the town and the mountains beyond. Your perfect place to unwind, just yards from the city's varied night-life and a few mins' walk from bus and train stations. Relax in the fabulous lounge with real log fire and drink as much free tea, coffee & hot chocolate as you like. Visit the beautiful ancient pine forest of Glen Affric or the Culloden Battlefield. Famous Loch Ness lies just a few miles upstream and of course has its own special wild animal.

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  • Profile picture of Ingleton Yha Greta Tower

    Ingleton Yha Greta Tower

    On the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, surrounded by magnificent countryside with caves, waterfalls and mountains, Ingleton is dominated by Ingleborough, the best known of Yorkshire's Three Peaks (this is a great base for The Challenge). Known for its walking routes and waterfall trail, there is plenty here for walkers, climbers, mountain bikers and cavers. Licensed and serving tasty meals there is also a self-catering kitchen. Perfect for families and school trips.

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  • Profile picture of Scarborough Youth Hostel

    Scarborough Youth Hostel

    For a fun filled, seaside break Scarborough is unbeatable: two safe, sandy beaches, penny arcades, pirate ship, three surf schools and the new Alpamare Waterpark. Once a 17th century water mill on a quiet riverside just outside the town, Scarborough Youth Hostel is also a perfect base for exploring the coast and country of the North York Moors and Wolds with miles of paths, tracks and quiet lanes for walkers and cyclists.

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  • Profile picture of Hebden Bridge Hostel

    Hebden Bridge Hostel

    Expect a warm welcome at Hebden Bridge Hostel. Comfy and welcoming, with private rooms and dorm beds from £15. Nestled into woodland only a short walk from the town centre, and less than 500m from the Hebden Bridge Loop on the Pennine Way, the hostel makes the perfect base for hiking, sight-seeing, relaxing or experiencing Hebden Bridge's vibrant café, music, arts & culture.

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  • Profile picture of Helmsdale Hostel

    Helmsdale Hostel

    Set in the scenic coastal village of Helmsdale, the hostel offers spacious en suite accommodation including a fully equipped kitchen and comfortable lounge area with log burning stove. On the NC500 and Lands End John O'Groats route, the hostel is popular with 'end to enders' and walkers exploring the Far North Marilyn Hills. It is also a perfect stop on the way top Orkney. Dogs welcome on request. Groups welcome, discount for sole use. (Currently closed - reopening June 2018)

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  • Profile picture of Lands End Hostel and B&B

    Lands End Hostel and B&B

    Land's End Hostel and B&B provides accommodation in an idyllic location situated 1/4 mile from Land's End. Converted from a mill barn, the hostel is double glazed and centrally heated with a fully equipped kitchen, dining/ social area and modern bathrooms. The rooms have TVs, WiFi and USB ports, bedding and towels included. There is a double/twin ensuite B&B room in the farmhouse.Outside courtyard, bicycle storage and parking available.

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  • Profile picture of Cleikum Mill Lodge

    Cleikum Mill Lodge

    Cleikum Mill Lodge is a renovated characterful building in the heart of the Tweed Valley. The Mill sleeps 12 in total: 8 on the ground floor, the Lower Mill and 4 on the first floor, the Upper Mill. Book individual rooms, a floor or the whole Mill. Innerleithen a 7Stanes trail centre, is on the NCR1 and Southern Upland Way. It has a shop, pubs and cafés.

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  • Profile picture of Wee Row Hostel

    Wee Row Hostel

    Located in the heart of New Lanark World Heritage Site and just one hour’s drive from either Glasgow or Edinburgh ‘Wee Row’ is the perfect base for your holiday. The award winning New Lanark Visitor Centre is on the doorstep; step back in time and rediscover life in this working mill village. The hostel sleeps 62 in 18 private rooms (all en suite) and has terrific views over the River Clyde and surrounding countryside. Facilities include bike storage, laundry and drying room. Breakfasts and evening meals are available at the New Lanark Mill Hotel.

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  • Profile picture of The Bristol Wing

    The Bristol Wing

    This brand new hostel in the historic old police headquarters, is in the heart of the city centre. A mix of private, en suite and dorm rooms makes it ideal for single travellers, couples and families. The communal spaces on the ground floor include an award winning café offering tasty breakfast, great coffee and a super fresh lunch menu. Close to the bus station, just 20 minutes from Bristol Temple Meads and perfectly located for Bristol's best shopping from independent shops of Park Street & Clifton, big name brands in Cabot Circus or quirky market stalls in St Nicholas's Market.

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  • Profile picture of BBs Bunkhouse

    BBs Bunkhouse

    BB's bunkhouse is exciting new and unique accommodation in the far North. Its stunning location on the NC500 means BB's enjoys magnificent views over to Orkney and Dunnet Head. A perfect base for walking, cycling, surfing, fishing & stargazing. Whether travelling in a group or individually, BB's provides everything you need to relax and recharge. Gill's Bay ferry terminal and the Castle of Mey are a few mins' drive. Experience a switched off, modern take on hostel accommodation - affordable & luxurious.

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  • Profile picture of Haye Farm Sleeping Barn

    Haye Farm Sleeping Barn

    This bunkhouse on a working farm has a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, dining room and lounge. Enjoy the quiet rural location on the covered decking, patio (with BBQ) and lawn. The Wye Forrest is one of the largest remaining ancient forests in England. On the Worcestershire Way and close to the Severn Way and Mercian Way (NCN route 45) at Bewdley (1 mile). The West Midland Safari Park and Severn Valley Railway are also very close.

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  • Profile picture of Calico Barn Bunkbarn

    Calico Barn Bunkbarn

    On the Northumberland Coast close to Amble and Warkworth, Calico Barn is perfect for walkers and cyclists on NCN1 and Coast & Castles Routes. The bunkhouse has a log burner and is designed to be a home from home. Fully equipped kitchen and dining area, private and shared rooms with comfortable bunk beds. Cereal breakfast included and self-cook breakfast packs available. Veranda and paddock with BBQ and fire pit.

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  • Profile picture of Pitlochry Backpackers Hotel

    Pitlochry Backpackers Hotel

    Located in the centre of beautiful Pitlochry, this friendly, cosy hostel is an old Victorian hotel literally bursting with character and providing dorms and en suite private rooms. Comfy beds come with fitted sheets, duvets and 2 fluffy pillows and private rooms have fresh towels. The bright spacious lounge has comfy sofas and as many free hot drinks as you can drink. There's free WiFi, games, musical instruments and a free pool table. A great place to meet like minded people. You won't want to leave!

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Land’s End to John O’Groats to Land’s End

There are many ways to cycle the Land’s End to John O’ Groats (LEJOG) or indeed the John O’ Groats to Land’s End (JOGLE) route depending on time available and ability of the riders.  It is possible to do the route using a guide or put together your own route.  Sustrans provides invaluable maps for its NCN routes which can be connected together from Lands End to John O Groats.  We have created a 14 day route using hostel accommodation as over night stops. We have also created a 9 day route. All of the hostels on this route welcome cyclists and all a few (*) have covered bike storage.  All but two provide bedding and at these bedding can be hired (Haye Farm) or requested (Marthrown of Mabie). All provide evening meals or have a pub or restaurant within walking distance and most provide breakfast – where breakfast is not provided most are in a town or village where provisions can be found easily. Independent Hostels are a great choice for accommodation on the LEJOG route as they allow individuals to stay for one night only.  They are sure to make any traveller welcome.

We would love to hear your opinions on these routes. We haven’t cycle this route ourselves so please make sure you research them yourselves and if you are up for the challenge let us know and we will help you arrange accommodation.

We would love to hear your opinions on these routes.
Would they work? have you tried them? Can you suggest alternatives using Independent Hostels.

Please Get In Touch with your comments and we will update this page.

Land’s End To John O’ Groats to Land’s End LEJOG or JOGLE :14 days Cycling Route (max number of miles per day 104)

Day 1 Lands End Hostel and B&B to Edens Yard Backpackers* (59 miles)
Day 2 Eden’s Yard to Sparrowhawk Backpackers or Blytheswood Hostel (65 miles/69miles)
Day 3 Sparrowhawk Hostel/Blytheswood Hostel to Bristol Backpackers Hostel or The Bristol Wing (103 miles/99 miles)
Day 4 Bristol to Haye Farm Sleeping Barn (89 miles)
Day 5 Haye Farm to Sheen Bunkhouse or Roaches Bunkhouse, Staffordshire.(84 miles/76 miles)
Day 6 Sheen Bunkhouse or Roaches Bunkhouse  to Hebden Bridge Hostel* (65 miles/59 miles)
Day 7 Hebden Bridge to Wayfarers Independent Hostel or Carlisle City Hostel (88 miles/112 miles)
Day 8 Penrith/Carlisle to Marthrown of Mabie Bunkhouse*, Dumfries (67 miles /45 miles)
Day 9 Marthrown to Wee Row Hostel, New Lanark or Cleikum Mill Lodge, Innerleithin (65 miles/60 miles)
Day 10 Wee Row Hostel/Cleikum Mill to Callander Hostel (63 miles/ 94 miles)
Day 11 Callander Hostel to Fort William Backpackers (82 miles)
Day 12 Fort William to Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge or Morags Lodge Loch Ness (49 miles/ 32 miles)
Day 13 Loch Ness/Morag’s Lodge to Helmsdale Hostel (87 miles/104 miles)
Day 14 Helmsdale to John O’Groats (stay at BBs Bunkhouse at East Mey) (53 miles + 5.5 miles to BB’s Bunkhouse)

Land’s End to John O’ Groats to Land’s End LEJOG or JOGLE:  9 day Route (max miles per day 166)

Day 1 Lands End Hostel and B&B to Sparrowhawk Backpackers (124 miles)
Day 2 Sparrowhawk to Bristol Backpackers Hostel or The Bristol Wing (103 miles)
Day 3 Bristol to Sheen Bunkhouse (166 miles) (this can be split at Haye Farm Sleeping Barn)
Day 4 Sheen Bunkhouse to Ingleton Yha Greta Tower (103 miles)
Day 5 Ingelton to Carlisle City Hostel (66.3 miles)
Day 6 Carlisle to Wee Row Hostel (80.3 miles)
Day 7 Wee Row  to Comrie Croft or Pitlochry Backpackers Hotel (71miles/98miles)
Day 8 Comrie Croft/Pitlochry to Inverness Student Hotel(130 miles/92.1 miles)
Day 9 Inverness Student Hotel to John O Groats (164 miles via Route 1 or 126 miles via A9) + 5 miles to BBs Bunkhouse)

If you choose the longer NCN 1 route between Inverness and John O’ Groats there are options to break your journey at Bunkhouse @ Invershin (56 miles), Kyle Of Tongue Hostel (103 miles) or Sandra’s Hostel (143 miles).

A LEJOG East Coast Alternative Route

Sheen Bunkhouse to Hull Trinity Backpackers (105 miles)
Hull Trinity Backpackers to Scarborough Youth Hostel or Cote Ghyll Mill (50 miles/79 miles)
Scarborough Hostel to Calico Barn Bunkbarn (121 miles) or Cote Ghyll Mill to Calico Barn Bunkbarn or Alnwick Youth Hostel (80 miles/96 miles)
Calico Barn to Cleikum Mill Lodge (90 miles)or Seahouses (Seahouses Hostel or Springhill Bunkhouse)(32 miles)  or Edinburgh (Euro Hostel Edinburgh Halls summer only)(120 miles)
Seahouses to Edinburgh (86 miles)
Or Alnwick Hostel to Cleikum Mill Lodge (90 miles) or Edinburgh (Euro Hostel Edinburgh Halls summer only)(92 miles)
Edinburgh to Comrie Croft (72 miles) or Pitlochry Backpackers Hotel (75 miles) or Callander Hostel (64 miles)