John o'Groats Trail: Dunbeath to Lybster

Dramatic coastal clifftop walking links the attractive harbours of Dunbeath, Latheronwheel and Lybster; along the way you'll find sea stacks, a natural arch and a ruined castle. It's a challenge too, with three ravines to cross and other obstacles.


Challenging walking; volunteers have built some stiles and marked the route with white paint daubs where landownwers have permitted, but there are still some fences to cross, three ravines to negotiate (none too difficult) and some rough, overgrown and tussocky going on the clifftop. Care needed with navigation.

Public Transport

Dunbeath and Lybster are connected by bus.


Dunbeath. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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