Freswick to Dunscansby Head

A wild section of coastline with dramatic geos and cliffs, finishing at the amazing stacks and lighthouse of Dunscansby Head. This is a linear route described as a one-way walk; there is no parking at the start, but if you are not being dropped off then there is a regular bus from John o'Groats taking 10 minutes to reach the Skirza road end at Freswick; you can then return to John o'Groats by following the coast from Dunscansby Head, adding an extra 3km.


Minor road, rough moorland path on coast with some pathless sections and some very boggy areas.

Public Transport

Bus (77) to start from John o'Groats - alight Skirza Road end, Freswick.


Freswick. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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