Martin Hockey's Walk from Oxford to Land's End



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Land's End to John O'Groats


Long Distance Paths

Avon Valley Path
Bournemouth Coast Path
South West Coast Path Association
South West Coast Path official site

Army ranges

The Ministry of Defence website has general information on access to army ranges here. Information on particular areas is available on these websites, although for detailed info on path closures you usually have to phone.

Salisbury Plain The chances are that you will be unlucky. Your best bet is on a Sunday. Phone 01980 674763 for info.
LulworthOpen most weekends and school holidays. The MoD site has specific dates. Phone 01929 404819 for more info.
ChickerellA small firing range on the Fleet between Ferrybridge and Abbotsbury. The inland diversion is not far. Phone the Wyke Regis training camp on 01305 831935 for info.
TregantleGeneral info on access. For specific times, phone 01752 822516


An up to date summary can be accessed here


Youth Hostels Association
Independent hostels
South West Coast Path Association (members have access to an online up to date accommodation list)

My other walk

Land's End to John O'Groats in 2004: includes the north Cornwall coast path

Other walkers' websites

New Forest to OxfordNot quite the same route as mine, but this site gave me the idea of starting my walk from Oxford. 
CornwallLots of photos and detail on the Cornish section of the route, written by a Cornishman 
Explore the SW Coast PathPhotos and descriptions of the coast path (not complete) 
David Cotton Poole to Land's End, part of a walk around the entire coast of Great Britain, taking a purist approach (no ferries). Lots of detail and photos. 
John Butler South Cornwall coast path, walked as part of a sectional Land's End to John O'Groats walk, with good descriptions and photos 
Phil Bean The last part of a walk from John O'Groats to Land's End, along the coast from Lyme Regis to Land's End 

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