A shorter day today – bit merciful as we have one of the big climbs up the ‘Drum’ to complete however this creates a longer run tomorrow. Im looking forward to the long ride along the banks of Loch Ness today and seeing the locks of the Caledonian Canal. Its officially the furthest North I’ve been in Scotland and Castle Urquart is apparently well worth seeing against the Loch.
Hopefully the banks of Ness should be a comfortable start before we hit one of the notable climbs of the whole tour. We’ll heading up the Drum (Drumnadrochit, no I don’t know how it’s pronounced either) after the first tea stop. Most reports state its as hard as the big climb on day 2 up to Dartmoor however the views are apparently worth it!