|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||12.2 miles (19.6 km)|
|Meets:||A99, A870, A836|
|Route outline (key)|
The road starts at a TOTSO on the A99 just outside Wick at Reiss Junction. Heading north west, the road runs in a series of straights, some long enough to pass slower traffic, some frustratingly short, but good progress can normally be made. It is a busy road, used by a lot of Wick - Thurso traffic, but busy in Caithness still means relatively empty! A couple of villages have 40 limits, and some interesting fingerposts point to Tain and Greenland! The further north the road gets, the twister it becomes, until it finally comes into the 30 limit for Castletown, terminating on the A836 at a simple give-way T-junction, where we turn left for Thurso or right to return to the A99.