: The Weather
Wildlife for Beginners
Ferries to Orkney
Lights - Aurora Borealis
(Lands End to John O'Groats)
for charity or personal challenge Lands End to John O'Groats is
worthwhile to see our lovely countryside at a slower pace.
website has a lot of very good information and seems to be
very up to date with other links.
north the most attractive routes take you inland;
Lairg and up to Tongue (or branch off at Loch Naver and up Strathnaver
to Bettyhill) or
- from Helmsdale
to Melvich along Strath Halladale.
These roads have
little traffic and beautiful scenery.
coast road to John O'Groats takes you past Dunnet Head - the most
northerly point. If you find John O'Groats a bit of a disappointment
when you get there, please go to Duncansby Head (just a short
way) to see the stacks.
want to take a cycle on the train south you must pre-book it in
as there are limited spaces.
and Wick are relatively large towns and have most amenities including