I shall be walking alone and aim to take about four months for the walk. From Land's End I will take in the Lizard (ie the most southerly point of mainland Britain) work my way up to cross the Severn Bridge, then follow Offa's Dyke northwards. I will then cut across to Edale, following the Pennine Way to Kirk Yetholm. A wiggle through the Borders to Falkirk and then on to Lochailort on the West Coast to take part in the annual TGO Challenge (www.tgochallenge.co.uk) to take me to Catterline on the East coast. Double back from here back to the West Coast (probably Strathcarron) and then on up to Cape Wrath, then a scamper (or perhaps a hobble?) along the North coast to Dunnet Head (most Northerly) and thence to John O'Groats and Duncansby Head.
I aim to take with me a Palm TX PDA and fold-out Palm Keyboard (both bought a couple of weeks ago) so that I should be able write to the blog. Never having used any of these things before, or ever having written a blog, the challenge of sorting all that out seems as daunting as the walk itself.
Picking the route in more detail is problematic at the moment - I could buy the dozens of paper 1:25,000's, but this will prove to be quite a weighty proposition, and so I am investigating electronic mapping to ease the burden - however it appears that this will come at quite considerable cost, as for reasons best known only to Anquet's & Memory Map's accountants, the 1:25,000 mapping is only available at a huge price!
That all sounds quite simple sitting here on my sofa, but this blog will let you know how it all goes.