Stage 9: Berriedale to Dunbeath

An Dun Headland

Distance | 6.5 miles / 10.5 km     Status |  Amber 

The ninth stage of the JOGT involves walking through tall summer grass and bracken along much of its length. The burn crossings are small except for one, which you may still be able to leap over except in spate.

The route starts at the swing bridge over the Berriedale Water and rises immediately to clifftops and continues at or near the cliff tops most of the way. There are wonderful views and several interesting landscape features along the way.

Some sections of the route are along narrow space between fences and clifftops. Please also note that like much of rural Scotland, ticks may be an issue in areas of long vegetation.

Stage End Information
Dunbeath is accessible by car via the A9 and by busses that connect to Wick, John O’Groats, Thurso, and Inverness. Dunbeath is a very small town with a B&B/campground, one restaurant, and two shops.

More information


Inver Caravan Park and B&B
(best accessed along the A9 north from Dunbeath village)
Please note that Inver no longer does B&B, but it does welcome tent camping.
Houstry Road, Dunbeath, KW6 6EH
Tel: 01593 731441
Dunbeath Coastal Retreat
Near Dunbeath Harbour, 100 metres off trail.
Houstry Road, Dunbeath, KW6 6EH
Tel: 01593 731356