NC 500 Scotland

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  1. plumbomb

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    Has anyone done the NC500 in the north of Scotland?, looking at doing it this year but i know what some of the roads are like up at that part of the world.
     
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    We have not specifically followed the route but have covered most of it while towing our toad and have found no problems. The very narrow roads have loads of passing places and you can often see any approaching vehicles from miles ahead.
     
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    You will be fine .... you can go anywhere that a fire engine, bin wagon or brewery wagon goes. DavidG58 was up Durness in his Hymer earlier this year. Seen lots of motorhomes up there. Just look ahead and use passing places. We had to wait quite a while for postman pat to drive around a sea lock once but there is nothing to rush for.
     
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    Well.. it's Not Route 66 .. that is for sure..

    Caithness is bleak and wild.. and quite boring... just my opinion..

    Better to go up the west coast and onto the Western Isles .. the scenery and the beaches are spectacular..

    My trip: Cross to from Ardrossan to Arran, then ferry to Lochranza, (this avoids the tourist trap of Loch Lomond) follow the coast to Oban , Fort William, Mallaig then up to Skye and if time permits.. ferry to Harris
     
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