John o'Groats Trail: Alness to Tain

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The third stage of the John o'Groats trail initial follows minor roads from Alness through the pleasant countryside of Easter Ross. There are a couple of sections through forestry with occassional wide views before the final descent to the fine old town of Tain.


Mostly minor roads and forest tracks; some sections can be muddy underfoot, especially one short stretch in the forest beyond Stoneyfield.

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Alness and Tain both have bus and train links.


Alness. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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