RUN AROUND UK & IRELAND

Originally part of our Run around Europe Map, Run UK & Ireland was split in mid 2019. No, it wasn’t part of Brexit, it was to make the Run the world journey more available to everyone. Our smallest map at 3,890kms, the challenge is on to finish this map the quickest. Covering England, Ireland, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, one must pass through 31 towns and cities to arrive at the finish line in Dover.

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Milestones

Burnmouth 625km

Well known as the first and last village in Scotland, it is split over two levels, with homes and holiday cottages both atop the sea cliffs and beneath them.

Limerick 1,983km

Overlooking the majestic and historic King John's Castle perched on its Shannon river bank, Limerick is a city of many contrasts and has managed to successfully blend the modern with the historic.

Aberystwyth 3,170km

Nestled between three hills and two beaches, Aberystwyth hosts some castle ruins, a pier and a harbour. The surrounding hills hold the visible remains of an iron age fort and offer stunning views of Cardigan Bay.

Dover 3,890km

The steep chalk cliffs of Dover, for centuries a proud symbol of the "splendid isolation" of England and also the first sign of home visible from afar for returning sailors, are crowned to the east by the mighty castle.

The journey

From To Distance KM Cumulative KMs
London Cambridge 100 100
Cambridge Grantham 109 209
Grantham Leeds 137 346
Leeds Sunderland 148 494
Sunderland Burnmouth 131 625
Burnmouth Edinburgh 81 706
Edinburgh Stonehaven 179 885
Stonehaven Inverness 177 1062
Inverness Fort William 104 1166
Fort William Glasgow 174 1340
Glasgow Cairnryan 130 1470
Cairnryan Belfast Ferry arrival 0 1470
Belfast Ferry arrival Londonderry 139 1609
Londonderry Sligo 137 1746
Sligo Galway 139 1885
Galway Limerick 98 1983
Limerick Killarney 111 2094
Killarney Waterford 190 2284
Waterford Dublin 166 2450
Dublin Belfast 166 2616
Belfast Cairnryan Ferry arrival 0 2616
Cairnryan Ferry arrival Carlisle 180 2796
Carlisle Preston 139 2935
Preston Chester 91 3026
Chester Aberystwyth 144 3170
Aberystwyth Swansea 113 3283
Swansea Cardiff 66 3349
Cardiff Taunton 127 3476
Taunton Bournemouth 118 3594
Bournemouth Brighton 158 3752
Brighton FINISH - Dover 138 3890

Did you know

  • The sports soccer, rugby, golf, boxing, and cricket were all invented in the United Kingdom.
  • The passage tomb cemeteries in Carrowmore, Ireland, are the largest group of megalithic tombs (30 of them) in Ireland or Britain.
  • Stonehenge was built approximately 3,000 years ago and is even older than the Great Pyramids of Egypt.
  • The longest town name in The UK and Ireland is Lanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogo, in Wales.
  • Ireland is a snake-free island. Due to its isolation from the European mainland, Ireland lacks several species common elsewhere in Europe.

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