With the lack of byways in Scotland their initial couple of days would be on tarmac, but this did not prevent the group from driving some interesting lanes including the old military road on the east side of Loch Ness and a blocked track alongside the Caledonian Canal that induced seven-point turns to extricate themselves from.
Once south of the border and into familiar territory there were more opportunities to include some green laning and a brief sortie into Wales. The journey was not without mechanical incident. Ray Yeulet’s 300 Tdi 110 developed a clutch master cylinder leak which induced regular topping up and a change of socks. While frustratingly, just 49 miles from their final destination, Eddie Knorn’s Td5 110 developed an apparently show-stopping split in a fuel line, and gallantly encouraged the rest of the group to continue without him.
However, thanks to a resourceful AA man they all managed to meet up at Land’s End for a group photo shoot. They were even allowed to park for free for being bona fide End-to-Enders. Their 1063 mile journey included; three countries, 21 counties and five visible sea areas and raised £997 for the hospice. If you would like to follow in their footsteps contact the club at www.cheshirelandroverclub.org.