John o'Groats Trail: Dornoch to Golspie


The fifth stage of the John o'Groats trail starts with some excellent coastal walking taking in the beaches and links of Dornoch and Embo. Minor roads then lead to the Mound and Loch Fleet. Fields and woods then lead back to the coast for a final superb beach walk to Golspie.

Grade (key)

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Bog Factor (key)

  • 3.5/5



Good coastal paths then minor road. Busy road verge, then woodland paths, field edges and woodland tracks and finally a long section of sandy beach.

Public Transport

Both Dornoch and Golspie have bus links; Golspie additionally has a railway station.


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