Day 13: Thur 21 June 2012 Helmsdale to John O’Groats

Day 13: Thur 21 June 2012 Helmsdale to John O’Groats

Today is approx. 55 miles.  A short sprint finish for the last day.  However beware of Berriedale Braes, a steep drop and climb to test the nerve and legs. A lot of LEJOG sites make a fuss about it but from last years’ experience Paul says  it didn’t seem that much of a deal (but he was going the other way).  We follow the A9 then right on the A99 to the finish.  The Berriedale Braes are the only steep climb., but these are STEEP and potentially strong winds  Lots of empty spaces to choose from to stay overnight but we may start back towards civilisation for a beer or two or three or four………