The Dunnet Head Educational Trust is a registered social enterprise and all profits from the Challenge will go towards the development of the North Highland Way.

Buy “Creating the North Highland Way” on Amazon

The Knights of the North Highland Way Challenge event is sponsored by Tescos, Tiso and many other businesses!

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Hamper and vouchers! Details available shortly.


Tiso Inverness Outdoor Experience sponsors Knights of the North Highland way Challenge. First 20 people to sign up to the challenge will receive a free OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE CARD – normal price £20. Valid for one year, which entitles the holder to discounts across Tiso; Alpine Bikes and Blues the Ski Shop. One Voucher for a Weekends free Canoe Hire is available to the organizer as a discretionary award for outstanding performance in the event. Tiso is Scotland’s number one outdoor clothing and equipment specialist shop. Whatever your adventure, visit Tiso for all your outdoor activity needs including camping, climbing, walking and watersports. Many of our outlets also house Alpine Bikes and Blues the Ski Shop. You can shop Online at – or pop into any one of our stores located throughout Scotland.



The medals! Everyone who completes the challenge gets a medal!



The route

The route goes through some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland – the north coast.


We are throwing down the gauntlet and challenging you to complete the Knights of the North Highland Way Challenge from John o Groats to Cape Wrath in the far north of Scotland. Between 4th April and 27th September 2015 you will be able to take the North Highland Way challenge and be entered in a prize draw.   The Way can be completed in ten easy stages.  There are sections of the route which can be difficult and challenging underfoot so make sure you are fit enough.

The Stages

  • Duncansby Head to Brough

Road      22.8 Kms           14.1 Miles
Coast     25.6 Kms           15.9 Miles

  • Brough to Thurso

Road   13.7 Kms             8.5 Miles
Coast   27.5 Kms           14.6 Miles

  • Thurso to Fresgoe Harbour (Reay)

Road   19     Kms           11.8 Miles
Coast   29.8 Kms           18.5 Miles

  • Fresgoe Harbour (Reay) to Sharvedda B&B (Grid 82874 66709)

Road   21.2 Kms            13.1 Miles
Coast   25.4 Kms            15.8 Miles

  • Sharvedda B&B (Grid 82874 67709) to Bettyhill (Grid 7061161810)

Road   12.5 Kms              7.7 Miles
Coast   25.1 Kms            15.6 Miles

  • Bettyhill   (Grid 7061161810) to Talmine

Road   29.5 Kms            18.3 Miles
Coast   28.2 Kms            17.5 Miles

  • Talmine to Hope

Road   15.6 Kms             9.6 Miles
Coast   21.7 Kms           13.4 Miles

  • Hope to Laid

Road   17.3 Kms           10.7 Miles
Coast 20.4 Kms           12.6 Miles

  • Laid to Ferry Terminal

Road   16.1 Kms           10.0 Miles
Coast 19.9 Kms           12.3 Miles

  • Ferry to Cape Wrath

Road   18.5 Kms            11.5 Miles
Coast None

All information will be made available on booking but in the meantime we are using Facebook to respond to any questions you may have.

FAQS on Facebook!

FAQS on Facebook!


You can sponsor the event and help raise money whether you are a business or an individual!

Businesses pay a fixed amount of £30.00.  When they have donated their details will be uploaded to the web site on the list of sponsors.  Their donation will be deducted from their annual subscription.

Individuals can make whatever donation they want – even if they are not entering the challenge!

List of Sponsors so far….


There are some great prizes….

First prize is a two day break at a beautiful B&B in Competa, Andalucia.
Terms and conditions:  The winner must take the break within one year of being advised that they have won the prize, the break must be booked by the winner themselves (it is not transferable) and when the proprietor has availability.

The prize does not include flights but does include a one day familiarisation trip with a local guide!  Economical airlines flying to Malaga are Ryan Air and Easyjet.  Arrangements can be made for pick up at the airport (at winner’s own expense).

The hamper and other prizes will be provided immediately

Join Walking World at a discount price!

Friend of the North Highland Way!

Friend of the North Highland Way!

Everyone who completes the challenge gets a certificate of completion and a medal.

You can buy “Barry Beats Britain” to get the story of the Coastal Relay.  You can also book the legendary Barry the Baton and carry with him on your walk!

GPS Training

When you are navigating the North Highland Way, you will need a GPS.  Most i-phones have an in-built GPS nowadays, but you can purchase a Garmin for very little money to help you on your way.  Here is a video to help you on your challenge.


All participants must be over 18
No one associated with the Dunnet Head Educational Trust can enter.
Friends of the North Highland Way get 10% off entry fees.
The route does not have to be covered in one go but must be completed by the end of September.  It can be tackled in sections.
Completed cards must be returned by the end of September to the address on the ticket.
Photos (selfies) of the location for each stage must be sent digitally to the organisers for verification. Information on the ticket.
Participants should not walk alone.
Suitable footwear should be worn – no flip flops!
Ensure that you are fit enough to undertake the challenge.
No dogs.
Follow the country code
Entries will be verified by the organisers and then placed in a draw.
Winners will be advised in advance of results being made public on this web site. The winners will be notified by email by the end of October 2015.
Tickets £10 per person without route cards.
£20 per person with route cards and membership of Walking World.
Get your tickets now!

Eventbrite - Knights of the North Highland Way

Any queries to the coordinator, ian @

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