Day 69 – The Final Day

Wick to John o’Groats – 17.7 miles (1,079.5 total) When I started planning this whole crazy venture, the thought of how I would feel on the last day may have crossed my mind, but only fleetingly. Regular followers well know that I was never confident enough to look that far ahead. The next day was […]

Day 68

Dunbeath to Wick – 20.5 miles (1,061.8 total) Today was one that preyed on the back of my mind from the beginning. Yes, it was the second last scheduled day, which should have been a reason for relaxation, but, it was a long walk to programme in near the end. The logistics dictated that it […]

Day 67

Helmsdale to Dunbeath – 15.5 miles (1,041.3 total) Helmsdale was a perplexing place. It’s a lovely little village with everything the walker/cyclist/tourist could ask for but it wasn’t busy. It has a harbour, a really good pub, a couple of hotels, a convenience store, a chip shop, restaurants, a railway station, a post office, The […]

Day 66

Brora to Helmsdale – 12.3 miles (1,025.8 total) I crossed the bridge over the River Brora to meet Pete for a 10am start. We immediately headed back towards the coast via the other side of the river to the golf course. Like yesterday at Dornoch, we followed a path along the length of the links, […]

Day 65

Dornoch to Brora – 18.8 miles (1,013.5 total) Today was a day of contrasting emotions. The morning was a delightful walk, along the coast and north to Loch Fleet, which is a National Nature Reserve; this was followed by an uncomfortable walk along the A9 to Golspie, which included a questionable rural diversion; the finale […]

Day 64

Alness to Dornoch – 21.8 miles (994.7 total) Our route out of Alness, like the previous 2 days, was the relatively easy-to-follow NCR1. We set off at 9am to Alness town centre then headed due north to leave the houses behind. Quite quickly we turned sharp right on a country road to walk in an […]

Day 63

Dingwall to Alness – 10.4 miles (972.9 total) Today ended up a really short day to Alness and tomorrow is going to be a really long day to Dornoch. I could have done with a more even split but the availability of accommodation and services was important when planning this. On a positive note, both […]