John o'Groats Trail: Helmsdale to Berriedale
The eighth stage of the John o'Groats Trail mainly crosses high cliffs, passing the exposed ruins of Badbea village before reaching the half way point of the trail, picturesque Berriedale. There is no accommodation at Berriedale (the River Bothy cafe is on the A9) there is a bus stop (Wick to John o'Groats route) or a lift could be arranged to a nearby B&B. Section has recently been waymarked and route may differ slightly so follow any JoGT waymarkers.
Rough coastal walking, sometimes very boggy, some pathless sections.
Bus and train at Helmsdale, bus at Berriedale.
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 Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.
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