Category Archives: Walking

John o’ Groats and Wick

We headed north today – all the way north.

John o’ Groats

John o' Groats
John o’ Groats harbour

John o' Groats
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We walked out along the coast, leaving the tourist area behind. There were even two caches along our route – the most northerly mainland caches.

Ness of Duncansby
Ness of Duncansby

Duncansby Head
Duncansby Head

John o' Groats from Ness of Duncansby
John o’ Groats from Ness of Duncansby

Wick

We stopped here mainly to eat, but we also visited the “shortest street”

Ebenezer Place

Ebenezer Place

Ebenezer Place was built in 1883 and measures only 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) long. It has only one address: No 1.

It was also the location of our last geocache of this holiday.

Tollie Red Kites – Knock Farril

We got out walking today and so we did not waste the good weather we stayed local.

We decided to use geocaching to plan the route so the first stop was Tollie Red Kites – where we did see Red Kites and a weasel.

Tollie Red Kites
Tollie Red Kites

a grainy photo of the weasel
a grainy photo of the weasel

We also drove out to Knock Farril – a site of an ancient hill fort.

Knock Farril - a site of an ancient hill fort

the view from Knock Farril
The view from Knock Farril
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The weather was so good that we got the hood down on the MX-5.