Whether for charity or personal challenge Lands End to John O’Groats is worthwhile to see our lovely countryside at a slower pace.
This website has a lot of very good information and seems to be very up to date with other links.
From Inverness north the most attractive routes take you inland;
- through Lairg and up to Tongue (or branch off at Loch Naver and up Strathnaver to Bettyhill) or
- from Helmsdale to Melvich along Strath Halladale.
These roads have little traffic and beautiful scenery.
The north coast road to John O’Groats takes you past Dunnet Head – the most northerly point. If you find John O’Groats a bit of a disappointment when you get there, please go to Duncansby Head (just a short way) to see the stacks.
Thurso and Wick are relatively large towns and have most amenities including cycle shops. We have a large, locked shed to store your cycles at our bed & breakfast house in Thurso and we are not far from the train station. If you want to take a cycle on the train south you must pre-book it in as there are limited spaces.