Travelling to the farthest part of the kingdom
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.
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
As the gull flies: the lighthouse on Muckle Flugga, north of Unst in the Shetland Islands