LETJOG is Nick Heath’s Charity Website, founded in Spring 2021 ahead of my successful 58-day unsupported solo walk from Land’s End To John O’Groats. The trek was completed in aid of Mind, Parkinson’s UK and The Hospice of St Francis, and details of my LETJOG 2021 journey can be followed on the LETJOG 2021 tab above, and on my BLOG tab.
My second trek, in April 2022, was alongside my old schoolmate Rob Stubbs, walking 200 wonderful miles across northern England on the Coast to Coast (C2C) Path. This walk followed the Wainwright-inspired route from St Bees on the Irish Sea coast of Cumbria to the North Sea at Robin Hood’s Bay in Yorkshire. Undertaken in aid of Parkinson’s UK, our journey is covered on the C2C 2022 tab above, and on my BLOG tab.
I have plans to take part in another endurance event in Autumn 2022, details of which I hope to announce shortly.
Follow me on Instagram: @nickletjog or on my BLOG tab above.
I’m Nick Heath, a young ‘60-something’ who loves trekking, nordic walking, and just being(!), in the outdoors. This passion has led me into some ambitious endurance events and to undertake some wonderful journeys on foot around the UK and overseas.
Based in west Hertfordshire, my recent trekking experience aside from LETJOG and the C2C comprises many of the UK’s long-distance paths, including the Pennine Way, and some significant overseas walks such as the Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal.
Having enjoyed trekking long distance paths for some decades, I also took up nordic walking (with poles) about 15 years ago, initially as therapy for a lower back condition. In recent years I have participated in a number of endurance and competitive nordic walking events, including the 2019 Nordic Walking UK annual marathon around Purbeck, where I somehow managed to stride to second place!
My solo and unsupported LETJOG (Land’s End to John O’Groats) nordic walk in early Summer 2021 was kindly sponsored by a great many generous friends, family and followers of my Blog. In total we raised nearly £13,000 for three wonderful charities in the healthcare sector, namely Mind, Parkinson’s UK, and The Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamsted. More details of my LETJOG walk can be seen on the LETJOG 2021 tab, and on my BLOG tab, above.
I completed the C2C walk alongside my old schoolfriend Rob Stubbs in April 2022, raising just over £3,500 for Parkinson’s UK. Again, our journey can be followed on the C2C 2022 tab above, and on my BLOG tab, above (or here):