Sparrowhawk Backpackers is the perfect accommodation on the LeJoG route

Sparrowhawk backpackers on the LEGOJ route is very pretty with chairs and tables outside and a lovely green door on the building

The hostel’s accommodation is in a beautifully converted stone stable, with solar-heated showers, a fully equipped kitchen and a secure bike shed.

LeJoG? Is that a designer label for runners? No! Its the funky portmanteau word to replace the cumbersome Land’s End to John O’Groats cycle route.

If you’re planning your attack on this 900-odd mile cycling epic, Sparrowhawk Backpackers in Moretonhampstead on Dartmoor is recommended as a second night stop. Obviously that’s if you’re going South to North. If its your second night after starting out from John O’Groats, you’ve made suspiciously rapid progress and we might have to ask for a urine sample!

If you are walking the route, it will take you longer to reach Sparrowhawk Backpackers but that will just make arriving even sweeter!

The hostel’s accommodation is in a beautifully converted stone stable, with solar-heated showers, a fully equipped kitchen and a secure bike shed.

Don’t let the beautiful surrounding area tempt you to stay longer. It will be hard to resist! Dartmoor has plenty of off-road and on-road cycle routes.  Moretonhampsetad village is a charming place to explore. It has cafes and lively pubs serving great food and beer. After a day cycling over open moorland though wooded valleys, you’re likely to welcome these comforts.  There’s also an art gallery, an open-air heated swimming pool and small independent shops.

I can picture you passing through on your LeJoG adventure (I’m warming to the abbreviation now), and making a mental note to come back when you’re more at leisure and spend a bit of time here.

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