Walking the John o' Groats Trail : Coastal walking from Inverness to John o' Groats by Andy Robinson

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Guide to the John o' Groats Trail, a 233km walking route linking Inverness with John o' Groats on the northeast tip of mainland Britain. Much of the walking is coastal, with the northern half characterised by its spectacular seacliffs; however, there is some inland walking too, and the scenery is varied, ranging from dunes and deserted sandy beaches to beautiful woodland. With rough ground and some exposed clifftop walking, the route is suited to experienced hikers. It takes around a fortnight to complete. The route is described in 14 stages, each of which includes: an overview map; step-by-step route description illustrated with custom mapping; details of accommodation, facilities and transport links; and information on local points of interest. While the main route description is from south to north, notes are supplied for southbound walkers. Also included is a bonus route linking the trail with the Great Glen, for the benefit of walkers undertaking the Land's End to John o' Groats challenge. There is a wealth of information to help you plan for the John o' Groats Trail, including advice on transport, weather, hazards and kit, and background notes on geology and wildlife. This challenging route crosses a part of the country that not many walkers are familiar with. There are plentiful opportunities to spot wildlife and seabirds, with grey seals, common seals and ospreys a common sight. There are ruined medieval castles on the cliff edges, as well as many sea arches and stacks. John o' Groats is renowned as mainland Britain's most northeasterly village and the John o' Groats Trail offers a chance to experience this fascinating and beautiful corner of the country.
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