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NATIONWIDECampsiteshttp://www.louisebarrett.co.uk/campsites.pdfLouise Barrett used these sites on her team LEJOG in August 2011. In her words “None were rubbish” See Louise's blog
The Adventure Eyes Team list of campsites they used on their August 2011 route. All recommended
CornwallLands EndHostel and B&Bhttp://www.landsendhostelaccommodation.co.uk/
Ideally located at just 1/4 Mile from Lands End, David and Susie have just opened the Lands End Hostel.Susie says …. “To date we have already had small groups of cyclists use the hostel and the feedback from them has been quite outstanding. They also mention how good it is to be staying so near to the start or the finish…..” As I was in Cornwall last week I visited Susie, David and the bunkhouse and can confirm it looks superb and indeed is as close to lands End as they say. Book in advance though as its already booking up fast! Highly recommended!
DevonOkehamptonYHAhttp://www.yha.org.ukDear LEJOGgersThis note applies to those arriving at Okehampton from the south! We understand that at some point in the future we may have equivalent good news for those arriving from the North, but not in 2013….If you’re arriving at YHA Okehampton or YHA Bracken Tor and doing the LEJOG that you should take the Granite Way cycle path at Sourton (on old A30/new A30 interchange), as it avoids all the last few hills and takes you almost to the hostel door! The cycle path from Sourton has a good surface and is suitable for road bikes as well as mountain bikes, and the route follows the old railway line, so is fairly flat by comparison.We’ll be upgrading our Cycle Storage Sheds over the winter (2012/13), to cope with the increasing demand from Coast to Coast and LEJOG/JOGLE riders passing through, but make certain that during the peak season you make a booking for the hostel, as it does get busy between May and July.Reception Team @YHA Okehampton and Adventure Okehampton
AvonBristolB&BStablegrove B&B in Wrington south of Bristol http://www.stablegrovebedandbreakfast.co.uk/“best B&B I’ve ever stayed at, thoroughly recommend it.”LEJOG cyclist, David McCusker, Aug 2011
ShropshireWemmB&BWytheford House, Fismes Way, WEM, Shropshire, SY4 5YD.Special LEJOG rate:- £22.50 p.p. with full continental breakfast tray (to include fresh fruit, yoghurts, cereals, croissant/rolls/toast/jams, fruit juice, tea/coffee).I will be very happy of offer a reduced rate for under 16′s staying with an adult/s.For further details or if you would like to book a room, please contact Frances through . (See Accommodation: Shropshire).Bedandfed advertise a variety of accommodation throughout the UK.www.bedandfed.co.ukI personally stayed at Wytheford House in June 2012 and I found it to be comfortable, quiet and very welcoming. Frances went out of her way to make us feel welcome and we left with full stomachs following an excellent breakfast. Wem is a small North Shropshire Town and an ideal stop-over for cyclists and walkers or can offer a perfect base for exploring in all directions. You’ll find peaceful countryside and a unique landscape of sandstone hills, meres and mosses and the four pretty market towns of Ellesmere, Whitchurch, Market Drayton (and Wem).The accommodation offers a large studio annexe room to the main house and has ensuite shower room, fridge, tv, complimentary refreshments, toaster, wi-fi and ample parking and bicycles can be locked up safely (and kit washed)!The room has one large double bed and two singles and is ideal for a family or for a group of friends sharing and are seeking a more affordable alternative.Wem has a range of local pubs and eating places. However, with prior arrangement, a delicious home-cooked dinner can be provided.
ShropshireLongville in the DaleYHAhttp://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/wilderhope“Impressive and great food” LEJOG cyclist, David McCusker, Aug 2011
ShropshireWhitchurchCampsite http://www.milebankfarmbandb.co.uk/Feedback from the Adventure Eyes team who stayed here in August 2011 is that the couple that run the Mile Bank farm campsite are planning to section off an area for LEJOG/JOGLE cyclists and erect a special signpost etc
BordersCarlisleHotelhttp://www.ibis.com/gb/hotel-3443-ibis-carlisle/index.shtml“Good value” LEJOG cyclist, David McCusker, Aug 2011
BordersCarlisleB&B01228 523500
Ashbourne House ashbournehouse@hotmail.com
Recommended by Ian Shingler, Aug 2011. On main A6 into, and close to town, excellent value for money, lovely breakfast and bikes stored in locked rear yard
WALESSouth to North
WalesChepstowB&BNick & Jen
Chateau Terrace
46 bridge Street
Recommended by Ian Shingler, Aug 2011. Very friendly,lovely breakfast,great view of castle,over friendly dog plus bikes locked in basement
SCOTLANDsouth to north
GallowayCastle DouglasActivity CentreGalloway Activity Centre
Mongolian Yurt! … no really!
“Interesting!”LEJOG cyclist, David McCusker, Aug 2011
DumfriesKendoonAccommodation and Refreshmentswww.carricksofcarsphairn.comNo recommendations received as yet
DumfriesKendoonB&BKirkholm and can be found via www.visitscotland.comLinda Szafran says “We offer good food at reasonable prices, a cheery welcome and lovely scenery; more than enough to entice people in! People can ring in advance and book what they want to eat to save time when they land!!
DumfriesKendoonBunkhousehttp://www.lochken.co.uk/accommodation/lodgeAs Kendoon YH is no longer owned by the SYHA and as far as I know has effectively closed, Dave Barker @cavingdjbarker (thanks Dave) has forwarded this link for alternative accommodation in the area
HighlandsGlencoeB&BCallart View
01855 811259 callartview@hotmail.com
Recommended by Ian Shingler, Aug 2011. 3 miles from the south Ballachulish. Fantastic value for money, will do evening meals, Lovely views, worth the detour
01549 402130 amblesidelairg@tiscali.co.uk
Recommended by Ian Shingler, Aug 2011. excellent, good value for money,did packed lunch for next day
PershireStanleyB&BMhairi & David,
Dachaidh Mo Chridhe Guest House,
56 Perth Road,
Perthshire, PH1 4PB
Tel: 01738 829113
Good feedback recieved from End2Enders“Dachaidh Mo Chridhe Guest House is a short drive from the City of Perth. Heading north, off the A9, just on the outskirts of the village of Stanley – ideal when travelling the A9, or alternatively the A93, through the Cairngorms. A variety of room sizes and features are available including en-suite bedrooms - 2 of which can sleep up to 3/4 comfortably, plus one single room, bathroom, wi-fi, freeview, a comfortable, warm guest living room, drying room, secure double garage for storage of canoes/bikes, a large garden and more. Breakfasts are legendary, and prices are very reasonable at Dachaidh Mo Chridhe, so make us your stop for the night!”We have many (understatement) ‘tools’, as David is an electrician, but no specific bike tools – we have found that the groups we have had are usually pretty organised in that respect though. The drying room has been much hailed as our guests have ultimately arrived soaked through… Cycling gear hangs in the drying room overnight and is dry and warm for next morning!
SutherlandInvernessSYHA (Privately owned)Helmsdale SYHA
“Best YH on trip”LEJOG cyclist, David McCusker, Aug 2011
SutherlandBrora (A9 Borth of Dingwall)B&BPandora’s bed and Breakfast (next to Pandora’s shop)
Victoria Road
01408 622562 pandorasofbrora@aol.com
Dale stumbled across Pandoras B&B on his LEJOG in March 2011. He says “Being early in the season most B&Bs were not open or full. We stumbled upon a small B&B (just 1 room with double & single bed). They were so hospitable and friendly. The beds were very comfortable – prob the best on the trip. The breakfast was what you would normally expect in a high class hotel rather than a £25pp a night B&B. Quite easily the nicest place you are likely to find.
SutherlandAltnaharraB&Bhttp://www.altnaharra.net/Tripadvisor feedback An alternative accommodation stop to Carbisdale YHA is in Altnaharra. The Altnaharra Bed and Breakfast has been recommended in 2010 by Twitter users @cyclingbob1 and @cminors.

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