Mark Walks LEJOG Day 64 – Golspie to Brora

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…

I wandered down a pleasant lane to cross a small bridge and join the coastal footpath across fields and away from Golspie.

The entire walk today is along the coast, with a mix of fields, dunes and beach walking. Shortly after leaving Golspie, I walked past Dunrobin Castle, with its over the top fairytale architecture and pretty formal gardens.

Continuing along the coast, Carn Liath Broch started to come into view and I decided to make a small detour to have a look around.

The purpose of these short round buildings, which can be found in various locations in Highland in differing states of repair, is not known, but one hypothesis is the brochs are defensive structures.

Returning to the coastline, I dropped down onto the beach for several miles.

By this time, the mist was beginning to burn away and it was obviously going to be another gorgeous morning.

Sputie Burn, a small river, meets the sea by way of a waterfall through the dunes, creating a small pool before running off into the North Sea via multiple channels.

The sun was now beaming down and the remaining beach walk was utterly glorious.

Shortly before arriving at Brora, I rejoined the path along the dunes and through fields for a little while.

The path emerged into the small fishing village of Brora, with its pretty streets and cute little harbour.

Being a very short walk today of just seven miles, I arrived far too early to be able to check in to the hotel, so had a walk around the village and found a pub for lunch and a drink or two.

The Day 64 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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