Drive from Wick to John O'Groats

Here is a complete car journey from Wick to John O’Groats in Caithness, North Scotland, heading north along the A99.

The total drive takes just over 25 minutes. This video is accelerated and plays at four times the normal speed.

Journey highlights (with time stamps)
00:00 Bridge Street, Wick

00:08 Road towards Wick Market Square on the right (no entry - one way system)

00:11 Norseman Hotel car park on the left. In this car park, you also find the bus stop for the X99 to Inverness opposite the hotel.

00:30 Right turn for Wick John O’Groats Airport and Nucleus - the Caithness and Nuclear Archives.

00:37 Right turn for Tesco (including petrol station)

00:52 Left turn for the Rumbling’ Tum cafe

01:21 Right turn for Reiss Sands

01:30 Right turn towards John O’Groats

02:29 Right turn for Lyth Arts Centre

02:51 Right turn for Keiss Beach

03:03 Keiss

03:07 Right turn for Keiss Harbour

03:50 Left turn for Caithness Broch Centre

04:21 Freswick

04:50 Right turn for Skirza and the Far North Gallery

05:58 John O’Groats Guest House

06:17 John O’Groats Post Office and Filing Station on the left: right turn for the Puffin Croft Petting Farm and Duncansby Head

06:19 Seaview Hotel on the right

06:21 Left turn for Castle of Gills Bay, Mey, Dunnet, Thurso and Scrabster

06:31 John O’Groats car park on the left. Right turn for John O’Groats Harbour and John O’Groats Ferries

06:34 Right turn for John O’Groats Ferries car park

06:37 Natural Retreats (formerly the John O’Groats Hotel) straight ahead. Roads End Cafe on the left; John O’Groats Harbour on the right.

Further resources
See our complete guide to John O’Groats.