This website is intended to support the walking guidebooks I have written or co-written.  My name is Andy Robinson, and you can contact me by email: andy at longwalks.co.uk.  I do try to reply to everyone, although every now and then my emails go missing for a while.  The books are:

The End to End Trail

Front cover, 2nd edition, 2019

The End to End Trail, by Andy Robinson, published by Cicerone.  The End to End Trail is a detailed walking route from Land’s End to John O’Groats, following the hills.  It’s not an official waymarked route, but the majority follows existing long distance paths.  The first edition was published in 2007, and it was reprinted with minor amendments in 2014.  This printing sold out in 2018.  The material for a fully revised second edition is currently with Cicerone, and I expect it will hit the shops late in 2019.  I’ve just received my first copy (in early August 2019), and that’s it above.  I’ve re-walked all the detailed map pages and all the detailed route information has been revised.  There’s loads of new photos too.  To tide you over until they reach the shops, I’ve summarised the most important changes on some web pages you can use with the old guide.  You can find them by following the links on the bar above.  For the latest news, click on the “latest news” tab above.  I’ll integrate the stuff in the old website at some point, but for now you can find all the old stuff here.  Note that the “updates” page on the old website is not up-to-date.

1st edition front cover
Front cover of the 2004 draft

The John o’ Groats Trail

The John o’ Groats Trail, by Andy Robinson and Jay Wilson.  The John o’ Groats Trail is a new walking route from Inverness to John o’ Groats that is still under development, although you can walk it all now.  It crosses the Kessock Bridge from Inverness, traverses the Black Isle and the Easter Ross peninsula, then follows the coast north.  Copies of the 2018 draft guidebook are available via the Trail website, and a Cicerone edition is currently on the drawing board, with publication expected in late 2020.  Jay devised the route and is leading the effort to create the Trail.  I just work on the guidebook.

Cover of the draft JOGT guide

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