Travelling south from John O'Groats, near the north-eastern tip of Scotland, we initially followed the route described in the Cicerone Press guidebook, then picked up the Scottish National Trail at Oykel Bridge and followed it to Jedburgh near the English border. It was a great route involving lots of wilderness hiking. It was very indirect but took us through some amazing scenery in the Flow Country, the North West Highlands, the Cairngorms, the Trossachs, and the Southern Uplands.
After a lovely rest at Sandrock Hostel at Malin Head, and a busy 24 hours in Glasgow, we’re about to catch the train to Wick in the far north of Scotland. One final bus journey tomorrow morning then we start walking south from John o’Groats. It will be a full … Read More