TG's lap of Scotland
Tom Ford finds out if Scotland has any decent driving roads...
Posted: 02 Oct 2013
THE NORTH BEGINS. THE PROPER NORTH
Next day, it's up and out and the northernmost reaches. More miles, and we arrive at John O'Groats, more to say that we've been than for the scenery, which, when compared with the rest of what Scotland has to offer, is more than a little bare. Strange little eco-hut holiday homes huddle on the promontory of land, exposed and fearful-looking. Scotland being so chock-full of the divine, it just seems a weird place to invest in the view. But there's a charm to the land hereabouts, the summer weather adding to the sense of calm. Though I doubt it looks so appealing when a big storm decides to stomp its way in from the sea. The wide moor-like stretches lend themselves to fun roads - with long lanes curling around the countryside. Unfortunately, they're full of tourist traffic, so we spear off west in search of something a little less crowded. Within an hour, we find it. Oh boy, we find it.