John o'Groats Trail: Tain to Dornoch

The fourth stage of the John o'Groats trail crosses the Dornoch Firth to pass from Easter Ross into Sutherland. This linking stage is varied, with the A9 followed across the Firth, and a mix of paths, minor roads, woodland and rough sections; the whole area around the Firth is very scenic, and Dornoch is a gem.


Varied: pavements, road verge, woodland paths and tracks, minor roads and rough pastureland. There is a wire fence with no stile after descending from the Dornoch Firth Bridge.

Public Transport

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


Tain. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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