Mark Walks LEJOG Day 62 – Tain to Dornoch

Hullo. How are you? I hope you are having a good day. I’m Mark and I’m walking from Land’s End to John O’Groats…

Today I walked from one beautiful little town to another.

I had a late start to the day, knowing the walk was only nine miles, and spent time reading the John O’Groats Trail guidebook, which is well put together and provides lots of interesting and helpful information.

Leaving the lovely town of Tain, I walked along the road to join a peaceful country lane.

It wasn’t long before I ticked off another milestone, with the total distance of the walk so far hitting 900 miles.

The path passed through some woods and emerged at the A9 Road bridge across the Dornoch Firth, which was a stunning section of the walk with amazing views.

At the end of the bridge, I climbed over the safety barrier and down a steep verge to join the beachside path.

It was great to be walking along the beach again. The path is beautiful and the views are spectacular – particularly on a day with weather more akin to the Mediterranean than northern Scotland.

The route comes away from the beach and passes through gorgeous scrub.

A short walk through farmland took me to Camore Wood, which I had all to myself and made for a perfect afternoon stroll.

Leaving the woods, I passed the standing stone and joined the road into Dornoch.

Dornoch is a very nice town indeed and was busy with tourists who filled the many cafes, bars, restaurants and shops along Castle Street.

I arrived at my hotel, stored my gear and then went for a walk to the beach and through the famous Royal Dornoch Golf Course.

The Day 62 Vlog

Fundraising for MacMillan Cancer Support

As I walk from Land’s End to John O’Groats, I am hoping to raise £10,000 for MacMillan Cancer Support, who do such a wonderful job of supporting families through the most difficult times. If you are able to spare any amount and would like to donate to MacMillan, please do so through my Just Giving Page.





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