Bone Caves

Bone Caves

Bone Caves The Bone Caves are located in Ullapool, and are filled rich with history, fossils and important parts of Scotland’s countryside. They belong to the Sutherland region of the Scottish Highlands, and contain some extremely rare relics in the caves. The Caves contain Polar Bear relics and fossils, the only ones to be found […]

NC500 Foodies Guide

Seafood

NC500 Foodies Guide The North Coast 500 is renowned for its breath-taking beauty and spectacular driving, but no-one should be foolish enough to take on the challenge on an empty stomach. We have put together a NC500 foodies guide to a few of the route’s best eateries, from fine dining to casual comfort food.   […]

Your 5-Day North Coast 500 Tour Plan

  Your 5-Day North Coast 500 Tour Plan Many of you will have heard of the jaw droppingly beautiful North Coast 500. The Highlands’ 516 mile answer to Route 66 features some of the most picturesque scenery in all of Europe. With winding roads and rugged Highland scenery, more and more adventurers are coming to […]

More Than a Road – Golf on the NC500

golf ball on tee

Mysterious Sand Circles Of Achmelvich Peculiar circles are dotted around the grassy area behind Achmelvich beach. What could they be? Building remains from an ancient Achmelvich community? Camouflaged missile silos? Evidence of alien landings? Nope, it turns out they serve a much more ordinary purpose. They are golf holes! I bet you didn’t know you […]

More Than a Road – North Coast 500 Fishing

Fishing

North Coast 500 Fishing More than a Road There is a lot more to the North Coast 500 route than tarmac and tyres, this endless list includes fishing. So you’ve packed the car with 2 weeks worth of clothes, 4 disposable barbecues, 5 crates of your favourite  beer and loads of suncream. You probably won’t […]

Secret Achmelvich Beach

Shhh! There Is A Secret Achmelvich Beach. Actually There’s 2! As beaches go you couldn’t really wish for more from Achmelvich beach. If you’ve seen any of our photos, you’ll understand what we mean. Pure white sands, turquoise water and an easy 2 min walk from Achmelvich accommodation. What if we told you then that […]

Hermit’s Castle

Hermit’s Castle What is Hermit’s Castle? You will most likely have heard of the North Coast 500 and you may even have heard of Achmelvich. Achmelvich is one of the best beaches in Scotland and definitely one of the best beaches on the North Coast 500. Even if you do know of, or have been […]

Creating The Greatest Road Trip In Scotland

north coast 500 route

Creating The Greatest Road Trip In Scotland A lot has been said about the North coast 500 being the greatest driving road in Scotland, the UK, maybe even the world. To make sure you also have the greatest road trip in Scotland whilst there, we’ve put together some top tips. We hope this means that […]

North Coast 500 Basecamping

Brora Beach

Should You Basecamp on the North Coast 500? In this article we will discuss the pros and cons of basecamping on the North Coast 500 to see how good an option it is.   The North Coast 500 So what is the NC500? The NC500 (for short) is a 500 mile long driving route around […]

Walking on the NC500 – Inverkirkaig Falls

moorland and hills with mountain in background

Walking on the NC500 – Inverkirkaig Falls The NC500 has an abundance of wonderful walks and this one is up there with the best. Inverkirkaig Falls In our recent hillwalking in Assynt blog, we discussed the trials and tribulations of climbing Quinag as a first-time hill climber. Recently I walked a trail that is much […]