The walk from Land’s End to John O’Groats 2021 has started!

WHEN: 24 Sep, 2021

WHERE: Land's End to John O'Groats

About the event

On 28th August, Simon Fanning and Paul Turrell set off on their hugely challenging 870 mile walk from Land’s End to John O’Groats. The group will be joined along the way by over 50 friends and colleagues for many of the 32 legs of the walk. This repeats a walk completed by in full by Paul and Simon in 2020 for Haven House, but on this occasion south to north.

Paul and Simon will be joined by Mike Palfreman, Jersey Hospice Care Chief Executive, for parts of the walk.  Mike will also be completing walks around Jersey to cover a similar walking distance.

Mike completed 500 miles last year, is aiming for the same this time, and he felt that making the walk a joint event both marks his move from Haven House to Jersey Hospice Care and celebrates the shared aims of all hospices across the UK; to help bring dignity and choice to those living with dying and to help all, of whatever age, live life to the full.

All funds raised will be split 50/50 between Jersey Hospice Care and Haven House Children’s Hospice and will be even more critical at this time in enabling both hospices to withstand the impact of the ongoing pandemic.

You can read about the services of both amazing hospices through the links attached above.

You can also follow this year’s walk by reading Simon’s daily blog at

Please support Mike, Paul and Simon, all the walkers in this immense challenge, and through them Jersey Hospice Care and Haven House, by sponsoring them for as much as you can afford. A very big thank you from all of us”.

Sponsor Mike and the team

You might also like