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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay

The London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay will start from Lands End in Cornwall on 19 May 2012 and will crosscross the United Kingdom, reaching within 10 miles of 95% of the UK's inhabitants.

The first week of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay will be in the south west of England.

Day 1 - 19 May 2012: Land's End to Plymouth passing through Penzance, Falmouth, Truro, Newquay, Liskeard, Saltash and Plymouth among other places.

Day 2 - 20 May 2012: Plymouth to Exeter including Brixton, Kingsbridge, Dartmouth, Totnes, Paignton, Torquay, Teignmouth and Exeter.

Day 3 - 21 May 2012: Exeter to Taunton passing through Okehampton, Bideford, Barnstaple, Ilfracombe, Dunster, Carhampton, Washford, Williton, and Taunton.

Day 4 - 22 May 2012: Taunton to Bristol visiting Street, Glastonbury, Wells, Shepton Mallet, Bradford on Avon, Bath, Hanham and Bristol.

Day 5 - 23 May 2012: Bristol to Cheltenham including Leigh Woods, Chippenham, Marlborough, Chiseldon, Wroughton, Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Cirencester, Stroud, and Cheltenham.

Day 6 - 24 May 2012: Gloucester to Worcester passing through Ledbury, Hereford, Leominster, Ludlow, Kidderminster, Droitwich Spa and Fernhill Heath.

Day 7 - 25 May 2012: Worcester to Cardiff through Powick, Malvern, Malvern Wells, Ross on Wye, Monmouth, Raglan, Abergavenny, Brynmawr, Blaenavon, Abersychan, Pontypool and Newport.

Day 8 - 26 May 2012: Cardiff to Swansea including Dinas Powys, Barry, Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil, Bridgend and Neath.

Day 9 - 27 May 2012: Swansea to Aberystwyth with Llanelli, Fishguard, Newport, Cardigan, Llanrhystud and Aberystwyth on the route.

Day 10 - 28 May 2012: Aberystwyth to Bangor heading via Bow Street, Tal-y-bont, Tre Taliesin, Machynlleth, Dolgellau, Llan Ffestiniog, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Porthmadog, Criccieth, Caernarfon, to Bangor.

Day 11 - 29 May 2012: Beaumaris to Chester taking in Beaumaris, Menai Bridge, Conwy, Llandudno, Rhos on Sea, Colwyn Bay, Rhyl, Queensferry, Hawarden and Saltney.

Day 12 - 30 May 2012: Chester to Stoke-on-Trent with Wrexham, Rhostyllen, Welshpool, Shrewsbury, Ironbridge, Telford, Newport, Stafford, Shelton, and Stoke-on-Trent on the way.

Day 13 - 31 May 2012: Stoke-on-Trent to Bolton passing Macclesfield, Knutsford, Runcorn, Widnes, Warrington, Wigan, Scholes, Ince to Bolton.

Day 14 - 1 June 2012: Bolton to Liverpool via Horwich, Ormskirk, Southport, Ainsdale, Formby, Crosby, St Helens, Huyton, Knotty Ash, Old Swan and Birkenhead.

Day 15 - 2 June 2012: Liverpool to Castletown, Isle of Man taking in Douglas, Laxey, Onchan, Ballasalla and Castletown.

Day 16 - 3 June 2012: Belfast to Portrush in Northern Ireland including Holywood, Bangor, Stormont, Carrickfergus, Glenariff, Cushendall, Ballycastle, Dervock and Bushmills.

Day 17 - 4 June 2012: River Bann to Londonderry passing via Coleraine, Castlerock, Downhill, Bellarena, Limavady, Ballykelly, Greysteel, Londonderry

Day 18 - 5 June 2012: Londonderry to Newry via Bready, Ballymagorry, Omagh, Dromore, Enniskillen, Armagh, Portadown, Gilford and Banbridge.

Day 19 - 6 June 2012: Newry to Belfast through Lisburn.

Day 20 - 7 June 2012: Newcastle to Moorfields passing through Crossgar, Templepatrick, Antrim, Ballyronan, Magherafelt and Ballymena.

Day 21 - 8 June 2012: Stranraer to Glasgow in Scotland passing Cairnryan, Ballantrae, Ayr, Kilmarnock, Lochwinnoch, Kilmacolm, Port, Glasgow, Rutherglen, Glasgow, Giffnock and back to Glasgow.

Day 22 - 9 June 2012: Glasgow to Inverness with the torch passing Dumbarton, Glencoe, Fort William, Lewiston and Drumnadrochit.

Day 23 - 10 June 2012: Kirkwall (Orkney Islands) to Lerwick (Shetland Islands).

Day 24 - 11 June 2012: Stornoway to Aberdeen with passes through Inverness, Aviemore, Carrbridge, Grantown-on-Spey, Tomintoul, Crathie, Ballater, Dinnet, Aboyne, Kincardine O'Neil, Banchory, Drumoak, Peterculter, Bieldside and Cults.

Day 25 - 12 June 2012: Aberdeen to Dundee through Stonehaven, Marykirk, Hillside, Montrose, Brechin, Forfar, Meigle, Coupar, Angus Woodside, Burrelton, Balbeggie, Scone, Scone Palace, Perth, Abernethy, Newburgh, Cupar, Dairsie, Guardbridge and Leuchars.

Day 26 - 13 June 2012: St Andrews to Edinburgh including Milnathort, Kinross, Crook of Devon, Alloa, Dunblane, Stirling, Cumbernauld, Larbert, Camelon, Falkirk, Skinflats, Cairneyhill, Crossford, Dunfermline, and Broxburn

Day 27 - 14 June 2012: Edinburgh to Alnwick past Musselburgh, Dalkeith, Lasswade, Peebles, Innerleithen, Walkerburn, Selkirk, Galashiels, Earlston, Gordon, Greenlaw, Duns, Chirnside, Foulden, Berwick-Upon-Tweed & Bamburgh

Day 28 - 15 June 2012: Alnwick to Newcastle upon Tyne via Hipsburn, Warkworth, Amble, Ashington, Newbiggin-By-The-Sea, Ashington, Choppington, Morpeth, Hartford, Bedlington, Blyth, Whitley Bay, Cullercoats, Tynemouth, North Shields, Howdon, Wallsend, Newcastle upon Tyne

Day 29 - 16 June 2012: Gateshead to Durham with passes through South Shields, Whitburn, Sunderland, Stocksfield, Hexham, Riding Mill, Consett, Moorside, Castleside, Tow Law, and Langley Park.

Day 30 - 17 June 2012: Durham to Middlesbrough via Sherburn, Sherburn Hill, Haswell Plough, Peterlee, Horden, Blackhall Colliery, Hartlepool, Billingham, Sedgefield, Bishop Auckland, Shildon, Middridge, Newton Aycliffe, High Beaumont Hill, Harrogate Hill, Darlington, Stockton-on-Tees.

Day 31 - 18 June 2012: Middlesbrough to Hull including Redcar, Marske-by-the-Sea, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Lythe, Sandsend, Whitby, Pickering, Scarborough, Filey, Bridlington and Beverley.

Day 32 - 19 June 2012: Hull to York passing Brough, Goole, Camblesforth, Selby, Monk Fryston, Barkston Ash, Tadcaster, Boston Spa, Wetherby, Harewood, Knaresborough, Harrogate and Ripon.

Day 33 - 20 June 2012: York to Carlisle taking in Thirsk, Northallerton, Aiskew, Bedale, Aysgarth, Leyburn, Richmond, Barnard Castle, Brough, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Penrith and Carlisle.

Day 34 - 21 June 2012: Dumfries to Bowness-on-Windermere thru Annan, Eastriggs, Gretna, Carlisle, Wigton, Workington, Whitehaven, Cockermouth, Keswick, Grasmere and Ambleside.

Day 35 - 22 June 2012: Kendal to Blackpool with Bolton-le-Sands, Hest Bank, Morecambe, Lancaster, Garstang, St Michael's On Wyre, Fleetwood and Cleveleys on the route.

Day 36 - 23 June 2012: Lytham St Anne's to Manchester via Preston, Blackburn, Accrington, Burnley, Rochdale, Heywood, Bury, Whitefield, Prestwich, and Cheetham Hill.

Day 37 - 24 June 2012: Salford to Leeds via Trafford, Moss Side, Rusholme, Longsight, Levenshulme, Stockport, Ashton-under-Lyne, Oldham, Huddersfield, Brighouse, Halifax, Bradford, Keighley, Skipton, Ilkley, Headingley, and Richmond Hill.

Day 38 - 25 June 2012: Leeds to Sheffield through the towns and villages of Hunslet, Beeston, Morley, Batley, Dewsbury, Wakefield, Castleford, Pontefract, Barnsley, Darton, Kexbrough, Chapeltown, Ecclesfield.

Day 39 - 26 June 2012: Sheffield to Cleethorpes through Rotherham, Templeborough, Dalton, Thrybergh, Conisbrough, Warmsworth, Doncaster, Armthorpe, Dunsville, Hatfield, Scunthorpe, Brigg, Wrawby, Immingham, Grimsby.

Day 40 - 27 June 2012: Grimsby to Lincoln with the torch going through Louth, Legbourne, Withern, Maltby Le Marsh, Mablethorpe, Trusthorpe, Sutton-on-Sea, Mumby, Hogsthorpe, Ingoldmells, Winthorpe, Skegness, Wainfleet All Saints, Wrangle, Boston, Sleaford and Bracebridge Heath.

Day 41 - 28 June 2012: Lincoln to Nottingham passing Edwinstowe, Mansfield, Kelham, Newark-on-Trent, Balderton, Grantham, Radcliffe-on-Trent.

Day 42 - 29 June 2012: Nottingham to Derby including Bolsover, Calow, Chesterfield, Matlock, Darley Dale, Bakewell, Buxton, Ashbourne.

Day 43 - 30 June 2012: Derby to Birmingham taking in Burton upon Trent, Streethay, Lichfield, Hopwas, Tamworth, Great Wyrley, Newtown, Bloxwich, Leamore, Birchills, Walsall, Willenhall, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Oldbury, West Bromwich and Smethwick.

Day 44 - 1 July 2012: Birmingham to Coventry with Solihull, Earlswood, Redditch, Astwood Bank, Alcester, Evesham, Wickhamford, Broadway, Chipping Campden, Newbold on Stour, Alderminster, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwick, Royal Leamington Spa, Kenilworth on the route.

Day 45 - 2 July 2012: Coventry to Leicester visiting Rugby, Dunchurch, Northampton, Wellingborough, Isham, Kettering, Geddington, Corby, Dingley, Market Harborough, Lubenham, Foxton, Kibworth Harcourt and Oadby.

Day 46 - 3 July 2012: Leicester to Peterborough including Loughborough, Hoton, Melton Mowbray, Langham, Oakham, Uppingham, Stamford.

Day 47 - 4 July 2012: Peterborough to Norwich via Spalding, Moulton, Whaplode, Holbeach, Long Sutton, King's Lynn, South Wootton, West Rudham, East Rudham, Fakenham, Holt, Cromer, Aylsham.

Day 48 - 5 July 2012: Norwich to Ipswich passing Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft, Wrentham, Reydon, Southwold, Kelsale, Saxmundham, Aldeburgh, Wickham Market, Ufford, Melton, Woodbridge, Felixstowe.

Day 49 - 6 July 2012: Ipswich to Chelmsford with the torch going through Colchester, Maldon, Rayleigh, Southend-on-Sea, Hadleigh, Basildon, Grays, Herongate, Brentwood.

Day 50 - 7 July 2012: Chelmsford to Cambridge via the towns and villages of Harlow, Waltham Abbey, Waltham Cross, Hertford, Ware, Bishop's Stortford, Saffron Walden, Haverhill, Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket.

Day 51 - 8 July 2012: Cambridge to Luton including St Ives, Huntingdon, Bedford, Cotton End, Letchworth Garden City, Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield, St Albans & Hemel Hempstead.

Day 52 - 9 July 2012: Luton to Oxford passing Dunstable, Milton Keynes, Bletchley, Buckingham, Winslow, Whitchurch, Aylesbury, Stoke Mandeville, Aylesbury, Waddesdon, Bicester, Kirtlington, Woodstock, Kidlington.

Day 53 - 10 July 2012: Oxford to Reading via Abingdon, Wallingford, Crowmarsh Gifford, Nettlebed, Henley-on-Thames, Bisham (Bisham Abbey), Maidenhead, Slough, Windsor, Egham, Ascot, Bracknell.

Day 54 - 11 July 2012: Reading to Salisbury through Theale, Thatcham, Newbury, Basingstoke, Kings Worthy, Winchester, Andover, Ludgershall, Tidworth, Amesbury.

Day 55 - 12 July 2012: Salisbury to Weymouth through Wilton, Barford St Martin, Fovant, Ludwell, Shaftesbury, Fontmell Magna, Iwerne Minster, Stourpaine, Blandford Forum, Winterborne Whitechurch, Milborne St Andrew, Puddletown, Dorchester, Winterbourne Abbas, Bridport, Chideock, Lyme Regis, Burton Bradstock, Abbotsbury, Portesham, Chickerell, Wyke Regis, Osprey Quay, Portland.

Day 56 - 13 July 2012: Portland Bill to Bournemouth including Southwell, Weston, Easton, Portland, Fortuneswell, Weymouth, Preston, Osmington, Corfe Castle, Swanage, Stoborough, Wareham, Sandford, Lytchett Minster, Upton, Poole, Ashley Cross, Branksome & Wallisdown.

Day 57 - 14 July 2012: Bournemouth to Southampton via Boscombe, Christchurch, Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst, Lymington, Totland, Yarmouth, Carisbrooke, Newport and East Cowes.

Day 58 - 15 July 2012: Southampton to Portsmouth including St Peter Port, St Helier, Fareham, Bridgemary, Gosport, before the torch arrives in Portsmouth.

Day 59 - 16 July 2012: Portsmouth to Brighton and Hove via Petersfield, Rogate, Midhurst, Tillington, Petworth, Duncton, Chichester, North Bersted, South Bersted, Bognor Regis, Woodgate, Westergate, Arundel, Worthing, Lancing, West Blatchington.

Day 60 - 17 July 2012: Brighton to Hastings through Crawley, Copthorne, Felbridge, East Grinstead, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Crowborough, Lewes, Eastbourne, Pevensey Bay, Pevensey, Bexhill-on-Sea, St Leonards-on-Sea.

Day 61 - 18 July 2012: Hastings to Dover including Rye, Hamstreet, Ashford, Hythe, Sandgate, Folkestone.

Day 62 - 19 July 2012: Deal to Maidstone taking in Sandwich, Great Stonar, Cliffsend, St, Lawrence, Ramsgate, Broadstairs, St Peters, Cliftonville, Margate, Westgate-On-Sea, Birchington-on-Sea, Upstreet, Sturry, Canterbury, Thanington, Faversham, Challock, Harrietsham.

Day 63 - 20 July 2012: Maidstone to Guildford thru Chatham, Gillingham, Rochester, Gravesend, Sevenoaks, Riverhead, Godstone, Reigate, Dorking, Westcott, Shere, Godalming.

Day 64 - 21 July 2012: Greenwich to Waltham Forest including the London Boroughs of Newham, Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Waltham Forest

Day 65 - 22 July 2012: Redbridge to Bexley, Barking and Dagenham, Havering.

Day 66 - 23 July 2012: Lewisham to Wandsworth via Bromley, Croydon, Sutton, Merton, Wandsworth

Day 67 - 24 July 2012: Kingston to Ealing via Richmond, Hounslow, Hillingdon, Ealing.

Day 68 - 25 July 2012: Harrow to Haringey through the London Boroughs of Brent, Barnet, Enfield.

Day 69 - 26 July 2012: Camden to Westminster through Islington, City, Southwark, Lambeth, Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea.

Day 70 - 27 July 2012: Hampton Court Palace to Olympic Park

The torch makes its final journey, from Hampton Court Palace to the Olympic Park where it will light the cauldron at the opening ceremony.

Source BBC news for a complete list of towns and villages the Olympic Torch passes through.

The Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games is Friday 27 July 2012

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