The A838 crossing the River Dionard
|Length:||84 mi (135 km)|
| A836 road
The A838 road is in Sutherland, in the Highland area of Scotland. It runs generally northwest from the A836 in the Lairg area to Laxford Bridge on the west coast of Scotland, then generally northeast to Durness on the north coast, and then generally east/southeast to Tongue, where it rejoins the A836. The A836 takes a more direct route from Lairg to Tongue.
Between Lairg and Laxford Bridge the road runs close to five lochs: Loch Shin, Loch a' Ghriama, Loch Merkland, Loch More and Loch Stack as well as the coastal inlet of the Kyle of Durness. Between Durness and Tongue the road loops south to skirt Loch Eriboll, and the Kyle of Tongue Bridge and causeway cross the Kyle of Tongue.