On Saturday morning (7th Dec.) around 87 cars will set off from Land's End (Englandshire) and head north through Walesland, then some more bits of Englandland before heading into Scotland on the morning of Monday 9th and the final northwards overnight dash arriving at John O'Groats mid morning on Tuesday.
Of course it's the annual 1500 mile Land's End to John O'Groats Reliability Trial for vehicles 'of a certain age' that is pre 1986 to the likes of you and me. So it's not an inaccessible event if you fancy one of the UK's last great motoring challenges.
This year marks the event's 25th anniversary and if you want to have a look-see various points have been publicised (see below). Naturally this being a rally, the organisers will not reveal the full route, hence the very limited number of locations where one can count on seeing the cars. However, even given these locations some folks can make a decent stab at the route, just not the loops and Controls which the competitors have to visit.
As for me, I fancy a run down to Kames on Monday morning. No reason, just to take the air and enjoy a drive over the moors!
Le JoG 2019 –Spectator Information
( WhereApprox / Time of First Car / GPS Location / Postcode / Control Type )
Leg 4 –Monday 9th December
Gretna Hall Hotel, Gretna Green: 08:00hrs, 55.003229, -3.065879, DG16 5DY, Leg Start
The Inn on Loch Lomond, Inverbeg:12:10hrs, 56.144563, -4.664264, G83 8PD, Halt
Rest and Be Thankful(Viewpoint):13:05hrs, 56.225799, -4.855876, PA26 8BQ, Test
Drovers Inn, Inverarnan:13:45hrs, 56.328471, -4.722088, G83 7DX, Passage Control
Killin Hotel, Killin:14:35hrs, 56.469785, -4.317557, FK21 8TP, Halt
Fortingall Hotel, Fortingall:16:15hrs, 56.598080, -4.051663, PH15 2NQ, Passage Control
Loch Ericht Hotel, Dalwhinnie:17:35hrs, 56.929868, -4.241937, PH19 1AG, Halt
Stronlossit Inn, Roybridge:19:00hrs, 56.889505, -4.836902, PH31 4AG, Passage Control
Glen Garry Viewpoint, A87:19:35hrs, 57.081754, -4.952960, PH35 4HG, Road Section
Glenshiel, A87: 20:00hrs, 57.152769, -5.223635, IV63 7YW, Road Section
Lochalsh Hotel, Kyle Of Lochalsh: 21:00hrs, 57.280263, -5.717057, IV40 8AF, Halt
Leg 5 –Monday 9th December / Tuesday 10th December
Lochalsh Hotel, Kyle Of Lochalsh: 23:00hrs, 57.280263, -5.717057, IV40 8AF, Start of Leg
Garve Hotel, Garve: 02:20hrs, 57.616524, -4.690240, IV23 2PR, Halt
Loch Glascarnoch, A835: 02:45hrs, 57.708488, -4.833916, Road Section
Seaforth Bar & Restaurant, Ullapool: 03:40hrs, 57.895538, -5.160140, IV26 2UE, Time Control
Durness Spar, Durness: 06:25hrs, 58.568649, -4.745913, IV27 4PN, Time Control
Bettyhill Viewpoint, A836: 08:20hrs, 58.527690, -4.150595, KW14 7TB, Road Section
Melvich Hotel, Melvich: 08:40hrs, 58.559201, -3.931829, KW14 7YJ, Halt
Castletown, A836 (Park in beach car park): 09:50hrs, 58.593818, -3.376069, KW14 8UT, Road Section
Roads End Coffee Shop, John o’Groats:10:30hrs, 58.643681, -3.069759, KW1 4YR, Finish