A long walk on the northern edge of the Scotland
A scheme to develop The North Highland Way along a stretch of the British mainland’s northern-most coast is gathering pace. The project manager, Tina Irving has been negotiating with horse riders, cyclists and public services to get support for the idea. Many local businesses have already ‘signed up’ and made contributions to the scheme. The North Highland Way will take you the 114 miles from John O'Groats to Cape Wrath, passing no more than 10 miles inland through some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland, if not the world. According to Tina the coastal route will not follow an established path for much of the way but be 'a way to go’, following sheep tracks and sometimes less. This will be wild walking at its best and certainly not for the faint hearted. One section has only a bothy – or your own tent – for an overnight stop. There are longer term plans to join the route up with other Scottish coastal paths and eventually to create a complete long distance walk around the Scottish coast.