Trav­el­ling to the far­thest part of the king­dom

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sir – The fur­thest north­ern point of the United King­dom is not John O’ Groats (re­port, Septem­ber 13): it is Muckle Flugga, or even Out-stack.

John O’ Groats is a con­ve­nient stop­ping place on the way.

Peter Leigh

Wit­ney, Ox­ford­shire

sir – The most westerly point of Eng­land is now prop­erly named Land’s End, with the apos­tro­phe.

As the crow flies, the far­thest point on the main­land from there (not the most northerly point) is Dun­cansby Head, close to the vil­lage which takes its name from a Dutch­man who once ran a ferry from there to Orkney: Jan de Groot. In the Dutch lan­guage, “oo” is pro­nounced “oh”. The area should prop­erly be named John O’ Groat’s. Neil Ben­nett

Winch­combe, Glouces­ter­shire

As the gull flies: the light­house on Muckle Flugga, north of Unst in the Shet­land Is­lands

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