John o'Groats Trail: Berriedale to Dunbeath
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The ninth stage of the John o' Groats Trail is a rough coastal clifftop walk along the Caithness coastline. There is a fine coastal arch, a waterfall falling into the sea and an impressive rock stack along the way.
Clifftop walking on faint paths, can be overgrown in summer, some boggy sections.
Bus service along the A9.
Cottages on south side of river at Berriedale (no road access - nearest parking near post office or at layby on bend on A9).
Hillwalking in Winter
Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.
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