Stage 9: Berriedale to Dunbeath

An Dun Headland

6.5 miles | 10.5 km

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.

 Amber  (partially marked). 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 stage is marked for about half a mile starting one mile north of Berriedale, and for one mile as it passes round Dunbeath Castle, connecting to the public road into Dunbeath.

Some sections of the route are along narrow space between fences and clifftops.

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


The Braes Vegan B&B
One mile north of Berriedale bridge, near the trail.
Tel: 07470 670922
Tormore Farm B&B
Approximately 1 mile north of Dunbeath along the trail and then across one field, ask for directions.
Tel: 01593 731240
Also listed on AirBnB.