Martin Hockey's End to End Walk: Land's End to John O'Groats

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What I took

50 litre rucksack with 2 litre Platypus hydration system
Rucksack liner (which I used as a bag for baggage carriers)
Paclite rain jacket
Goretex overtrousers
2 pairs walking trousers
2 shirts
2 Coolmax T shirts
4 pairs underpants
2 pairs of outer socks
4 pairs of inner socks
1 pair of trainers
Fleece jacket
Woolly hat
Sunhat
Head torch
Survival bag
Compass
Whistle
First aid items
Ibuprofen cream and tablets
Antiseptic cream
Suncream factor 25
Insect repellent
Toiletries
Towel
Mobile phone and charger
Digital camera and charger
Relevant local maps and guidebooks
Mapcase
Walking poles (I became a convert during the trip: I started with none, bought one in Oxford and a second at Hawes)
Food (you need plenty), including glucose tablets

and

1 pair of well worn walking boots, which lasted the whole course (well done, Zamberlan)

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