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Olympic torch reaches most northerly point of UK

By Duncan Hooper 11/06/2012 16:11

Someone seriously has to check out the Olympic torch’s satnav.


The flame passes through LerwickHaving started its journey towards London twenty-four days ago from the most westerly point of the British Isles (Land’s End), today it found itself in the Orkney Islands, specifically Lerwick, the most northerly part of its journey.



The torch left the islands this morning and will spend a further 46 days trying to find its way to Greenwich.


Those of a geographical bent will be interested to know he most easterly point of its journey will be on 5th July when it travels through Lowestoft; the most southerly is Jersey on 15th July.


If the torch relay organisers had used Bing maps to find the quickest route, from rival to the Olympic Park it would only have taken 325 miles.


11/06/2012 17:28
Lands End isn't the most westerly point on the British mainland.
Lerwick isn't in the Orkney Islands.
Other than that, everything else stated is correct.

Usual standard of reporting here. Lerwick is in the Shetland Islands and they are the most northernly point of the UK not the Orkney Islands.


11/06/2012 22:27
What a waste of PUBLIC MONEY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Plain and simple For those who want the Oylimpics let them pay the 40 billion pounds !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
11/06/2012 17:27
Just a shame that there has been so many corporate carriers, does not fllow the olympic ideals, although it does seem to follw this olympic organisations ideals of greed!
12/06/2012 08:35
12/06/2012 07:12
what a bunch of dicks! buy an atlas!!!
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