Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh

Feb 21, 2018
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Hi can anyone advise the best route for a fairly large motorhome (8m) towing a Smart between Dingwall and Kyle of Lochalsh. What are the A832 and A890 like?
Any guidance would be appreciated
 

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Do it regularly in 13 and 15 metre passenger coaches
I would do it in our large motorhome and towed
Not a road to rush
(Be aware that part of it is part of the NC500 and you WILL meet those trying to do the 500 in a day !! :mad::mad:)
You just have to watch out for other 'European' motorhomes, usually 'hired' who have width / speed perception difficulties :whistle::whistle::whistle::whistle:
(The A82 / A87 via Inverness / Invermoriston is also perfectly do-able)
(Muir of Ord to Drumnadrochit is doable but not if faint hearted)
 

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More than toes wet now!
This is the route directions Garmin BaseCamp brings up for Dingwall Station to Kyle Station.
So, looks like the "preferred" option for motorhome.

1. Station Road and Greenhill Street, N57.59237° W4.42399°
2. Get on Station Road and drive south, 0.0° true, N57.59237° W4.42399°
3. Enter roundabout Roundabout, 1.05 mi, 2 min, 1.0 mi, 2 min, 216.4° true, N57.57950° W4.43764°
4. Take the 3rd left onto A835, 475 ft, 1 min, 1.1 mi, 3 min, 313.9° true, N57.57928° W4.43841°
5. Turn left onto A832, 12.67 mi, 21 min, 13.8 mi, 25 min, 319.3° true, N57.62297° W4.69936°
6. Enter roundabout Roundabout, 15.48 mi, 24 min, 29.3 mi, 49 min, 242.1° true, N57.57849° W5.07905°
7. Take the 1st left onto A890, 88 ft, 1 min, 29.3 mi, 50 min, 202.6° true, N57.57829° W5.07920°
8. Turn left onto A890, 18.02 mi, 28 min, 47.3 mi, 1 h, 18 min, 233.0° true, N57.43148° W5.44684°
9. Turn right onto A87, 14.51 mi, 23 min, 61.8 mi, 1 h, 41 min, 206.9° true, N57.28587° W5.58140°
10. 6 Station Road, 5.42 mi, 8 min, 67.3 mi, 1 h, 49 min, 65.2° true, N57.28097° W5.71380°
 

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The petrol station in Dingwall used to have some good deals on whisky, cheaper than supermarkets.

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Just a heads up that there is still some single track road around the end of section 6, as far as I know.

Yea, it's great
Sorts the motorhome 'men' out from the motorhome 'boys' :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
"Now let me see, did they put a reverse gear on this thing, more to the point, how do I use it, ....... oh, my g*d I've got to go backwards :eek::eek::eek::eek:

Section 7 - along the side of Loch Carron is cosy as well ;););)
 

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Maybe it fell off a ship. The SS Politician perhaps :whistle:
My favorite film is Whisky Galore. A few years ago I was on Eriskay and the pub had several of the bottles from the original cargo, unfortunately they were all empty.

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