Olympic Torch Route Confirmed By The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games
More than 95% of the population will be within 10 miles of the Olympic torch next year as it makes a snaking journey to London's Olympic Stadium.
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) confirmed all the communities through which the Olympic flame will be carried by torchbearers during the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay.
On parts of the journey it will go via horseback, bicycle, tram and steam train.
Organisers said the torch will go through 1,018 villages, towns and cities and will be within an hour's journey of 95% of the UK population. The relay will also take in hundreds of landmarks including Snowdon, Stormont, Loch Ness and Stonehenge.
The street by street detail of the route will be confirmed next year.
Every county in England and every local authority area in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales will host the flame, with welcomes reaching as far north as Lerwick in Scotland to St Helier in the south, Lowestoft in the east and Enniskillen in the west.
Many thousands of people are expected to welcome the flame along the route each day and celebrate the achievements of the torchbearers in parks, squares and streets right around the UK.
Lord Coe, LOCOG chairman, said: "I'm delighted that the Olympic torch relay will take the 2012 Games to almost every corner of the UK and that we have achieved our ambition to take the flame to within an hour's journey of 95% of the population.
"Now everyone is invited to plan their welcome and find out where they can go to be part of this historic occasion. The Olympic Games are coming to you as the Olympic flame gives our people and places their moment to shine."
Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, said: "The flame's journey is steeped in the rich history of the Olympic Games, travelling from Athens then right around the UK. I encourage everyone to get out and take part in the excitement of the torch relay as it comes through their town."