The last two days of my TGO Challenge walk appear pretty straightforward. I follow the River Esk to Edzell and from there begin to follow smaller roads to Brechin and Montrose and the eastern shore of Scotland where my hike ends. Technically, I don't need to be in Montrose until the 14th day of the Challenge, which I am going to hold in reserve in case I need it or I find an interesting detour along the way.
Day 12: Tarfside to Brechin
From Tarfside, or where-ever I decided to sleep the previous evening, cross the River North Esk at Woodhaugh (NO492790), and walk along the southern shore on a single track. If that's not a bridge or it looks too rickety to cross, then stay on the north side until there is a bridge, and cross to the south side. There's no road on the south side of the river.
Continue along the Esk, past Dalhastnie, Holmhead, Haughend, and the Rocks of Solitude at mile 9. Continue south and pick up B966 at Gannochy at mile 10.75. Follow this into Edzell at mile 12. Start thinking about the distillery in Brechin which is our destination for the evening. There's bound to be a good B&B there that we can stay at. There's also a campground on the South Esk, a wee bit more south.
Day 13: Brechin to Montrose and the Sea
From Brechin, follow the A935 all the way to Montrose center, and make your way through town to the sea. Take a dip or a least dip a part. Then walk south along the shore to the Montrose campground and look for a party. By this time, there are bound to be other thirsty Challengers around. Go to the party. Sleep. Travel to Edinburgh somehow, and fly home.