We rode off this morning along Loch Shin, where the leaping salmon we saw on Saturday go to spawn.

Loch Shin

We knew that nearly all of today’s ride was going to be remote. This area of the Highlands is known as the Flow Country which is the largest area of blanket bog in the world, around 4,000 sq km.

Information board soon after entering the Flow Country

This meant for us that on our 3rd to last ride of the adventure we were to be treated to an experience that we simply did not expect! 36 miles of wowness!

We are struggling to put it into words so see for yourself………


Looking east
Mountain stream at 17 miles
Our road ahead zigzagging up the hillside
Cloud capped mountains
All to ourselves !
Not a care in the World
Loch Loyal glistening

Arriving in sea misty Tongue for our B&B

Only 2 more rides and 65 miles to John o’Groats!

Total distance today 38.5 miles

Total Hill Climbs today 1,535 ft