The concept of the North Highland Way was born at Dunnet Head, the most northerly point of the UK mainland. The owners of the B&B, cafe and Trustees of the Dunnet Head Educational Trust (2003 to 2016) worked with the local community, and still do remotely, to develop the Way. Public services – Scottish Natural Heritage, The Highland Council, Highlands and Islands Enterprise as well as the Caithness Transport Forum and the Forestry Commission are all involved in the North Highland Way in some form. TDM Consultancy Services manage the development of the route.
The basic route is available in and Friends of the North Highland Way can see the specification in the members area on www.letsgonorth.com as well as downloadable maps and other benefits. We continue to work with walking groups and walking organisations to bring walkers to the north. We have also recently started working with cycling and horse riding groups.