Day 1 – John O’Groats to Nybster

Weather: ⛅️

Feeling Today:👍

A relatively easy and short walk today, leaving JOG and the Pentland Firth behind.

I signed the End to End book. Most entries are cyclists and most have done south to north. Walking guides are also generally written for LEJOG, with the wind and sun behind you. For me, emotionally JOGLE feels downhill and it’s nice to be walking towards home, and practically I’m missing the midge season.

Duncansby Head is the most northeasterly point in the UK mainland before turning to head southwards. Past the marvellous Stacks of Duncansby, I was able to follow across the moorland tracks of sheep and other walkers who, like me, have wanted to avoid the A99. Worked well albeit boggy in places. No option for the last few miles however for which I followed the road.

So a fairly gentle start and an opportunity to test the equipment. Clear already that my rechargeable portable battery pack to keep phone and GPS topped up has been my best purchase – thank you, Kim!



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