The John O' Groat Trail

To establish and upgrade the coastal footpath between Inverness and John o Groats.
To promote tourism, healthy lifestyle, love of nature, geography of the North of Scotland.

Current opportunities

The John O Groat Trail relies on volunteers to help improve the coastal paths and environment on the East Coast of northern Scotland. It links into the North Coast 500 route and encourages tourism and environmental preservation. Volunteers work on improving access to paths and tracks, but they can also help with litter picks, beach cleans or one-off activities periodically. Mostly conducted in Spring/Summer months and at weekends, howevr Volunteers are welcome to get in touch all year around and support this group.

This opportunity is for the Caithness area. [and Helmsdale Area] volunteers must be willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions and not afraid to get hands dirty and 'muck-in'. The aim is to improve paths and walks for members of the public around the coastline. A level of mobility and fitness is required for this role because conditions underfoot can be hazardous. Make a difference and feel good! Please Note- this is Not a residential opportunity, no accomodation provided

If you are keen on the outdoors, promoting tourism and the Environment then the John O Groat Trail would welcome you onboard as a trustee- committee personnel. This involves helping with planning the direction of the organisation and good governance.

John O Groat Trail welcomes volunteer Wardens who will 'adopt' a stretch of the Trail and report back to the group with updates on it's maintenance, condition Etc. All you need to do as a Warden is walk a specific area 4-5 times per year and be vigilant and report. Areas where Wardens are needed are: Wick to Sinclair & Girnigoe Castle Dunbeath to Lybster Berriedale to Helmsdale Brora to Golspie