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The web site https://www.northhighland-way.com/ is a scam.  The real North Highland Way is multi use.

The North Highland Way, not Trail, was launched in February 2024, after many years of discussion. It all started at Dunnet Head.

 

We focus on climate change, not just the route.

https://youtu.be/dYcLCfjeULA?si=FbCBPO95UmpZXB7e

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6jj3aFocxo&t=1s

 

Recognised by VisitScotland

 

Park for the night on your way North to northern Scotland. 

Cicerone Press are considering commissioning a guide book, which is good news.  Then we will have maps, baggage transfer, accommodation, guide books, transport is sorted out so what more do we need?

The middle of the North Highland Way is here

 

Lets Get Folk off the road at Dounreay.  We have found a way around the back, but you will need to be a Friend of the North Highland Way to see it.

 

Issue 1 of our magazine is here.  The front page is of the ultimate in sustainable travel.

 

We can offer a baggage transfer book here.

It all started here

Our virtual information centre at Dunnet is here.

 

Our virtual information centre at Durness is here.  You can get your passport to the North Highland Way stamped at the post office.

 

Our sponsors

 

Up the coast

 

There are serious problems from Tain going up the coast to John o Groats, so we recommend that you follow this route.  In the summer months, the Caravan and Camping Club have a little information centre for members only.

This is the true North Highland Way, supported by the multi use document from The Highland Council for a route across the north of Scotland.  This page supports the https:// www.friendsofthenorthhighlandway.com where you can subscribe to get offers and other information.  This is part of the Route of the Spanish Armada.  It links in at Balnakiel House.  You can get your passport stamped at the Post Office in Durness.

You can go south to Aberdeenshire on Scotland's Coastal Path

Mission Statement

In an age where many of us feel the world crowds in upon us and where we understand better what keeps us healthy in mind and body, the open spaces of the world assume a new importance. One of the most beautiful spaces in the Northern hemisphere and located in a temperate zone is the North coast of Scotland.  The coast offers many ways to promote human wellbeing and to serve as a safety valve for the pressures of society. Among those ways is simply that of affording access for walkers. Under guidance, walkers may learn how enjoyment of the land is to be shared with farmers, crofters, field sportsmen, birds and plants.

The project founders worked with landowners, public bodies and heritage societies progressively to open up the Northern coast to walkers, horse riders and cyclists. It still aims to set up for Scotland a coastal multi use route (the only one in Scotland) matching that which the National Trust has set up in England and Wales. It aims to designate safe paths, to design decent access to them and to protect the permanent activities on the land from the depredations of the transient visitor. Already small stretches of the coast are open, such as at Dunnet Head and John o Groats. The aim is to learn from these pioneer models, to multiply them and to promote safe transport connections between them.

All this will certainly boost the economy of  coastal communities. The increase in understanding between visitors and residents could be one of the happiest outcomes of the project. A common interest in securing a sustainable way of life will be a source of hope for us all.” 

Head on the North East coast to Cape Wrath in the North West of Scotland's coast. The North Highland Way connects the Cape Wrath Trail (which opened in January, 2013) in the west with the Moray Firth trail in the east.

The North Highland Way is moving from just a walking, cycling and horse riding route to encompass matters of climate change, health, military matters and even education.  In order words it is not just another route. 

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