John O’ Groats to Lands End – The Route

John O’ Groats to Lands End – The Route


While planning my John O’ Groats to Lands End ride I decided that I wanted to follow the west coast as closely as possible. To make sure I achieved this I set about hand crafting a 2,500 route that made use of as many coastal roads as possible. It would have been really great if google maps had a feature to map out the scenic route for you but sadly it doesn’t. I spent about 1 and a half months mapping out the route and a further 1 month refining and improving the accuracy of the route. The route is extremely accurate and in most cases was mapped at only a few hundred feet of elevation in Google Earth.

Below I have included download links to my route along with hundreds of marker pins detailing cycle routes and places to visit. Feel free to take a copy for yourself, I hope some of you will find them useful for mapping out your own adventure.


Full Route

This is a kml file containing the full route in 1 single file.

Download Full Route

Full Package

This is a kml package containing the full route and all of note pins. The pins represent all cycles paths used, places to visit and directions for where to turn.

Download Full Package

Pin Files

A collection of pins separated into individual files. You can transfer the files straight onto your GPS unit and see the appropriate notes as you travel.

Download Pin Files

Route Sections

My GPS can only display a limited number of way points on a single track and the full route is far to long to be displayed so I cut the full route down into 7 smaller sections. After reaching the end of a section simply load up the next one on your GPS unit.

Download Part 1
Download Part 2
Download Part 3
Download Part 4
Download Part 5
Download Part 6
Download Part 7



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In April 2018, we met at work and bonded over our love of bikes and cycling! Within months we planned our first John O’Groats to Lands End together.

Luckily for us, Stewart is an experienced cyclist and has already completed a solo 2500 mile JOGLE. Zoe had been cycling for years, but only started taking cycling more seriously in 2017. Since we met cycling has been better and more adventurous than ever!

As of the 31st of March 2019 we are cycling 24,000 miles around the entire world.


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