The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) confirmed the torch’s route during the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay.
The 70-day relay will pass through 1,018 villages, towns and cities, though street by street detail of the route will be confirmed next year.
95% of the UK population will be within one hour’s journey of the torch route, in an effort to get the masses out in support of the Games.
The 8,000 torch bearers who will together travel the estimated 8,000 around the UK have been picked individually for personal achievements or contributions to their local communities.
The flame’s journey will take place via horseback, bicycle, tram and steam-train and will pass by world-renowned landmarks such as Loch Ness and Stonehenge.
The torch will arrive in the UK after a British Airways flight from Olympia in Greece in May where the flame is lit for every Olympics. The UK journey will begin at Land’s End in Cornwall on the morning of May 19.
Every county in the UK will host the torch at some point during its travels.
The organising committee said the route will showcase the diversity of the UK, a point emphasized to win the 2012 Olympic bid in 2005.
On the final day of the relay, the flame will make its way down the River Thames to the Olympic Stadium to start the Games by lighting the cauldron at the opening ceremony.