The John O'groats Trail is listed by the Highland Rangers as an official virtual trail and by the Long Distance Walkers Association in their database of British long-distance trails. See our web site and our Facebook page. If you are interested in volunteering with us, please get in touch via the contact information on this page or on our web site. We have regular volunteer days and also small local groups that work independently.
If you are looking for a few hours or a day walk, why not walk one of our sections that is finished or nearly finished? You could walk from Wick north to Ackergill and on to Wick Golf Club. You can also walk from Wick south to Sarclet Harbour. You can also walk from Dunbeath Harbour north for more than a mile before reaching a couple barbed wire fences, or from Lybster south for a couple miles. If you are willing to cross a couple barbed wire fences, you can walk all the way from Dunbeath to Lybster. You can also walk the entire way from Brora to Helmsdale though it is not all marked, you’ll need to take a map or walk description with you. If you have questions, please contact us before you start.
Warning: If you decide to walk the JOGT, please beware that it contains some obstacles that an established trail normally would not. Some stages currently require barbed wire fence crossing, stone wall climbing, river fording, boulder scrambling, and strenuous walking through summer vegetation. These can be dangerous activities if not done with care by a fit, experienced walker. Also beware that much of the walk is along clifftops.