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#CTUK Schedule

#CTUK Schedule 2017-07-18T14:20:53+00:00

THE SCHEDULE

Follow the 5000 mile journey live!

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FAQ

Yes of course! Whether it’s coming for a walk/cycle or a quick hello on route, I look forward to meeting you! Please have a look at my schedule below  – let me know by Twitter or email climbtheuk@alexstaniforth.com if you’re keen to come along and I’ll try to update you with a more accurate time.

Any support is hugely appreciated. You can donate to my JustGiving page and anybody who walks with me gets a #ClimbTheUK wristband. If your business wants to sponsor me, please get in touch!

I’m only running when alone or with runners! My touring bike isn’t too quick either. This isn’t a race and I will be glad for any company.

No. I will be carrying my gear on the bike and only using motorised transport in the form of ferries to N Ireland, Orkney, Shetland and the Isle of Arran. Where speaking commitments mean I have to divert off route I will return to the exact point I left off.

If walking with me, please bring appropriate footwear, a waterproof, warm layers, especially in the mountain areas… just in case!

Yep! Over to the Isle of Wight, which is about 4km each way, with support from Tackt-Isle Adventures.

Good question and not a simple answer. Each country in the UK has different classifications. I will be climbing the 48 ceremonial counties of England, 33 historic counties (shires) of Scotland, 6 former administrative counties of Northern Ireland and 13 historic counties of Wales. Confused yet?

Yes please!! Please contact me for a sponsorship form.

It’s difficult to give times due to the distance, except where I am staying near the start of the walk… Please take note of the routes on the schedule below and approx start times will be added closer to the time. Or just follow my tracker which will update every few mins. I look forward to meeting you!

Between 30 – 116 miles on the bike, and up to 22 miles on foot! View my daily tracks here>

DAILY ITINERARY (SCROLL ACROSS)

The provisional route for #ClimbTheUK to all 100 UK counties – please note this is very likely to change, so follow the action live! 

Click the county/top to download the planned provisional walking routes in Viewranger. Some tops close to the road will not have a walking route as I will reach them by bike. View the collection here>

Youth Hostel Accommodation kindly provided by YHA England & Wales, SYHA (Scottish Youth Hostel Association) and HINI (Hostelling Northern Ireland)

DATE COUNTIES/TOPS CLIMBED FINISH POINT
Sat 13th May SHINING TOR (CHESHIRE) start Derbyshire Bridge 10:00am – view route>
CHEEKS HILL (STAFFORDSHIRE)view route>
KINDER SCOUT (DERBYSHIRE) start Barber Booth, Edale, 15:00pm – view route>
YHA Edale, Derbyshire
Sun 14th May HIGH STONES (S YORKSHIRE) from Ladybower, 08:00am – view route>
BLACK HILL (W YORKSHIRE) from Dovestones Reservoir, 14:00pm – view route>
BLACK CHEW HEAD (GTR MANCHESTER) from Dovestones – view route>
Oldham, Manchester
Mon 15th May BILLINGE HILL (MERSEYSIDE) from Billinge village – view route> YHA Ingleton, North Yorkshire
 Tues 16th May GRAGARETH (LANCASHIRE) from Ingleton Youth Hostel, 08:00am – view route>
WHERNSIDE (N YORKSHIRE) as above – view route>
YHA Borrowdale, Lake District
Weds 17th May SCAFELL PIKE (CUMBRIA) from Seathwaite, Borrowdale, 08:00am – view route> Dumfries, Scotland
 Thurs 18th May MERRICK (KIRKCUDBRIGHTSHIRE) from Glen Trool, 12:00 – view route>
KIRRIEREOCH HILL (AYRSHIRE) as above – view route>
Camping – Glen Trool, near Galloway
Fri 19th May CRAIG AIRIE FELL (WIGTOWNSHIRE) from Derry – view route>

Ferry – Cairnryan to Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast Youth Hostel HINI
Sat 20th May SLIEVE DONARD (CO. DOWN) from Newcastle, 09:00am – view route>

SLIEVE GULLION (CO. ARMAGH) from Gullion Forest Park – view route>

Armagh Youth Hostel HINI
Sun 21st May CUILCAGH (CO. FERMANAGH) from Legnabrocky Trail, 14:00pm – route here> Omagh
Mon 22nd May SAWEL MOUNTAIN (CO. TYRONE/LONDONDERRY) from Park Road – view route> Bushmills Youth Hostel HINI
Tues 23rd May TROSTAN (CO. ANTRIM) from Glen Ariff – view route> Belfast Youth Hostel
Weds 24th May Early ferry to Cairnryan, Scotland

Evening ferry from Ardrossan to Brodick, Isle of Arran, Scotland

Lochranza SYHA (Isle of Arran)
Thurs 25th May GOAT FELL (BUTE) – view route>

HILL OF STAKE (RENFREWSHIRE) from Muirshiel – view route>

SYHA Glasgow
Fri 26th May BEN LOMOND (STIRLINGSHIRE) from Rowardennan – view route>

BEN VORLICH (DUNBARTONSHIRE) from Loch Sloy, A82 – view route>

Camping – Tyndrum, north of Lomond
Sat 27th May BIDEAN NAM BIAN (ARGYLL) from Glencoe – view route> SYHA Glencoe
Sun 28th May BEN NEVIS (INVERNESS-SHIRE) from Glen Nevis, 08:00am – view route> SYHA Glen Affric (the most remote UK youth hostel!)
Mon 29th May CARN EIGE (ROSS AND CROMARTY) from Glen Affric – view route> SYHA Gairloch Sands (west coast)
Tues 30th May  Cycling day – no tops today! SYHA Ullapool
Weds 31st May BEN MORE ASSYNT (SUTHERLAND) – view route> SYHA Durness (north coast)
Thurs 1st June Ferry – Scrabster to Kirkwall (Orkney Isles)

Ferry – Kirkwall to Lerwick (Shetland Isles)

SYHA Kirkwall (Orkney Isles)
Fri 2nd June RONAS HILL (SHETLAND) – view route>

Ferry from Kirkwall to Lerwick to Kirkwall (Orkney)

SYHA Kirkwall
Sat 3rd June WARD HILL (ORKNEY) – view route> SYHA Kirkwall
Sun 4th June Ferry – Stromness to Scrabster (mainland) Castlehill, near John O’Groats
Mon 5th June MORVEN (CAITHNESS) – view route> Camping – Helmsdale, near Wick
Tues 6th June  Cycling day – no tops today! SYHA Inverness
Weds 7th June CARN GLAS-CHOIRE (NAIRNSHIRE) – view route>

BEN MACDUI (ABERDEENSHIRE/BANFFSHIRE) from Cairngorm Mountain>

SYHA Aviemore (Cairngorms)
Thurs 8th June CARN A’GHILLE CHEARR (MORAY) from near Glenlivet – view route> SYHA Tomintoul
Fri 9th June MOUNT BATTOCK (KINCARDINESHIRE) from Bridge of Dye – view route> Braemar Campsite
Sat 10th June GLAS MAOL (ANGUS) from Glenshee – view route> SYHA Pitlochry
Sun 11th June BEN LAWERS (PERTHSHIRE) from Loch Tay – view route> SYHA Stirling
Mon 12th June SYHA Stirling
Tue 13th June CAIRNPAPPLE HILL (WEST LOTHIAN) – view route>

WEST LOMOND (FIFE) from Falkland – view route>

INNERDOUNY HILL (KINROSS-SHIRE) – view route>

BEN CLEUCH (CLACKMANNANSHIRE) – view route>

Bathgate, near Livingston
 Weds 14th June CULTER FELL (LANARKSHIRE) – view route>

BROAD LAW (PEEBLES-SHIRE/SELKIRKSHIRE) – view route>

Camping – Tibbie Shiels Inn
Thurs 15th June WHITE COOMB (DUMFRIES-SHIRE) – view route>

BLACKHOPE SCAR (MIDLOTHIAN) – view route>

Melrose, Scottish Borders
Fri 16th June MEIKLE SAYS LAW (EAST LOTHIAN) – view route>

MEIKLE SAYS LAW SHOULDER (BERWICKSHIRE, SCOTLAND)

THE CHEVIOT (NORTHUMBERLAND) – view route>

CAIRN HILL WEST TOP (ROXBURGHSHIRE, SCOTLAND) – view route>

YHA Wooler, Northumberland
Sat 17th June CURROCK HILL (TYNE & WEAR) from Chopwell – view route> YHA Alston, Pennines
Sun 18th June REST DAY (Walk4Nepal with PHASE Worldwide – come and join us!) Langdale
Mon 19th June Cycling day – no tops today! Campsite – Mickleton-in-Teesdale
Tues 20th June  MICKLE FELL (DURHAM) – view route> YHA York
Weds 21st June BISHOP WILTON WOLD (EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE) – view route>

NORMANBY LE WOLD TOP (LINCOLNSHIRE) – view route>

Campsite – Sherwood Forest
Thurs 22nd June NEWTONWOOD LANE (NOTTINGHAMSHIRE) – view route>

BARDON HILL (LEICESTERSHIRE) – view route>

Leicester
Fri 23rd June REST DAY (SPEAKING AT MENTAL WELLBEING CONFERENCE) Leicester
Sat 24th June ARBURY HILL (NORTHAMPTONSHIRE) from Agar Nook – view route>

COLD OVERTON PARK (RUTLAND) – view route>

Oakham, Rutland
Sun 25th June  Cycling day – no tops today! YHA Sheringham, Norfolk
Mon 26th June BEACON HILL (NORFOLK – the hilly bit!) – view route> Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Tues 27th June GREAT WOOD HILL (SUFFOLK) – view route> YHA Cambridge
Weds 28th June GREAT CHISHILL (CAMBRIDGESHIRE) – done by bike

CHRISHALL COMMON (ESSEX) – view route>

Woburn, nr Milton Keynes
Thurs 29th June DUNSTABLE DOWNS (BEDFORDSHIRE) – view route>

HADDINGTON HILL (BUCKINGHAMSHIRE) – view route>

N.E SHOULDER OF PAVIS WOOD (HERTFORDSHIRE) – done by bike

London
Fri 30th June HIGH HOLBORN (CITY OF LONDON) – view route>

REST DAY – SPEAKING EVENT

London
Sat 1st July BETSOMS HILL (KENT) – view route>

NE SHOULDER OF WESTERHAM HEIGHTS (GREATER LONDON)

LEITH HILL (SURREY) – view route>

YHA Brighton
Sun 2nd July DITCHLING BEACON (EAST SUSSEX) – view route>

BLACK DOWN (WEST SUSSEX) – view route>

South Harting (South Downs)
Mon 3rd July  Cycling day – no tops today! Via Southampton. Marchwood, Hampshire (New Forest)
Tues 4th July ST BONIFACE DOWN (ISLE OF WIGHT) – view route>

Kayaking to Isle of Wight

YHA New Forest, Hampshire
Weds 5th July Cycling day – no tops today! YHA Litton Cheney, Dorset
Thurs 6th July  LEWESDON HILL (DORSET) – view route> Sourton near Okehampton(camping)
Fri 7th July HIGH WILLHAYS (DEVON – DARTMOOR NATIONAL PARK) – view route> Tavistock, Dartmoor
Sat 8th July REST/CONTINGENCY DAY
Sun 9th July BROWN WILLY (CORNWALL…. !) – view route> YHA Boscastle, Cornwall
Mon 10th July DUNKERY BEACON (SOMERSET) – view route> YHA Exford, Somerset
Tues 11th July DUNDRY HILL (BRISTOL) – view route> YHA Bristol
Weds 12th July REST DAY – SPEAKING TO HIGH SCHOOL Bristol
Thurs 13th July MILK HILL (WILTSHIRE) – view route>

WALBURY HILL (BERKSHIRE) – view route>

PILOT HILL (HAMPSHIRE) – view route>

Newbury, Berkshire
Fri 14th July WHITEHORSE HILL (OXFORDSHIRE) – view route>

CLEEVE HILL (GLOUCESTERSHIRE) – view route>

EBRINGTON HILL (WARWICKSHIRE) (by bike)

YHA Stratford-upon-Avon, West Midlands
Sat 15th July WORCESTERSHIRE BEACON (WORCESTERSHIRE) – view route>

TURNERS HILL (WEST MIDLANDS) from near Birmingham (by bike)

YHA Wilderhope Manor, Much Wenlock, Shropshire
Sun 16th July ABDON BURF/BROWN CLEE HILL  (SHROPSHIRE) – view route>

GREAT RHOS (RADNORSHIRE, WALES) – view route>

YHA Kington, nr Wales border
Mon 17th July  CHWAREL Y FAN (MONMOUTHSHIRE) – view route>

BLACK MOUNTAIN (HEREFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND) – view route>

YHA Brecon Beacons, Wales
Tues 18th July PEN-Y-FAN (BRECKNOCKSHIRE) – view route>

CRAIG Y LLYN (GLAMORGAN) – view route>

YHA Llandeusant (Brecon Beacons)
Weds 19th July FAN FOEL (CARMARTHENSHIRE) – view route>

FOEL CWMCERWYN (PEMBROKESHIRE) – view route>

YHA Pwll Deri, Pembrokeshire
Thurs 20th July PLYNLIMON (CARDIGANSHIRE) – view route> Camping near Aberystwyth
Fri 21st July ARAN FAWDWWY (MERIONETHSHIRE) – view route>

CADAIR BERWYN (DENBIGHSHIRE) – view route>

CRAIG BERWYN (MONTGOMERYSHIRE) – view route>

YHA Snowdon Ranger, nr Rhyd Ddu
Sat 22nd July SNOWDON (CAERNARFONSHIRE) from Llanberis – view>

HOLYHEAD MOUNTAIN (ANGLESEY) – view route>

Llanberis
Sun 23rd July MOEL FAMAU (FLINTSHIRE) from Loggerheads – view route> Finish on Moel Famau – come and join me!

A big thanks to my ‘county top’ sponsors…

Yorkshire Bank – Whernside (N Yorkshire), High Stones (S Yorkshire) and Black Hill (W Yorkshire)

Czarnikow – High Holborn (City of London) and Westerham Heights (Greater London)

Rotary Club of Bentley Cheshire – Shining Tor (Cheshire)

Michael Constantine Wealth Management – Black Chew Head (Greater Manchester) & Kinder Scout (Derbyshire)

Sharples Group – Gragareth (Lancashire)

Nudge Your People – Leith Hill (Surrey)

SVL Adventures – Pilot Hill (Hampshire)

Breese Adventures – Cadair Berwyn (Denbighshire)

See your name here for as little as £100 – all to Young Minds UK – please contact me!

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