Stage 6: Golspie to Brora

Dunrobin Castle

Distance | 6.2 miles / 10.1 km     Status |  Green 

The sixth stage of the JOGT is entirely walkable by the average fit walker. All on path or worn footway, there are no obstacles. All of the stage is marked. This stage starts in Golspie, crossing a lovely bridge and going through meadows next to the sea. It then passes massive and fairy-tale-like Dunrobin Castle. You then go through a wood, one of the few along the coast path. There are many meadows and fields, and at one point the small pretty cliffs come close to the sea, but you always have plenty of room to walk. Finally you pass an old World War II radio intercept station on the way into Brora with its lovely waterfront and tiny harbour. This stage is shorter and gentler than most others. The main challenge is knowing which side of the fence to walk on.

There may be livestock in one or two fields. If so, always be careful of bulls or cows with calves. Please also note that like much of rural Scotland, ticks may be an issue in areas of long vegetation.

Stage End Information
Brora is on the Inverness-to-Wick rail line. Brora is accessible by car via the A9 and by X97/X99 Stagecoach buses that connect to Wick, John O’Groats, Thurso, and Inverness. Brora is a small town with several hotels and B&Bs, a few pub/restaurants, and a couple shops. There is an old World War II radio intercept station near the sea that is now in private use.

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