Ardvreck Castle

partially destroyed castle on loch edge

Ardvreck Castle The road to NC500Pods is filled with interesting & beautiful sights. Arguably the best is kept for last and is only about a 20 minute drive from our pods. Ardvreck castle sits on a sliver of land jutting out into loch Assynt. It’s a ruin which adds to the interest and for extra […]

NC500 walking holiday in Assynt’s Iconic Hills

NC500 walking holiday in Assynt’s Iconic Hills We feel that our pods are the perfect place to make your own little base camp for an NC500 walking holiday. Now that we’ve taken a closer look at each mountain lending a name to the pods at NC500pods, we hope to have inspired you to plan an […]

Suilven – The Scottish Icon

Mountain Route - North Coast 500

Suilven – The Scottish Icon Suilven from Glen Canisp Lodge – Image by Lochinver Landscapes The four pods at NC500pods are named after four local mountains. We thought it would be good to look at each in a bit more detail. This week is the iconic Suilven. Suilven is probably the most recognisable mountain in […]

Quinag – Three For The Price Of One

Quinag – Three For The Price Of One Quinag & Ardvreck Castle – Image by Lochinver Landscapes The four pods at NC500pods are named after four local mountains. We thought it would be good to look at each in a bit more detail. This week is Quinag, which is in fact a Y-shaped ridge of […]

Stac Pollaidh – A Hill For All

Stac Pollaidh – A Hill For All Stac Pollaidh – Image by Lochinver Landscapes The four pods at NC500pods are named after four local mountains. We thought it would be good to look at each in a bit more detail. This week is Stac Pollaidh, which we feel is a hill that has something to […]

Canisp – The White Mountain

Canisp – The White Mountain Canisp – Image by Lochinver Landscapes The four pods at NC500pods are named after four local mountains. We’ll take a look at each in detail over the next few weeks. This week is Canisp, meaning the White Mountain in Old Norse. In some ways Canisp suffers from being so close […]

Where are the Best Beaches in Scotland?

Where are the Best Beaches in Scotland? The best beaches in Scotland have been revealed as Scotland’s cleanest beach awards are handed out. The awards were handed out on Friday 31st May 2019 and there is one area in particular that have been big winners! What are Scotland’s Cleanest Beach Awards? Scotland’s cleanest beach awards […]

Where to Stay on the North Coast 500?

Where to Stay on the North Coast 500? North Coast 500 Hotels The North Coast 500 is a scenic route of 516 miles around the Northern Coast of Scotland. It offers the beauty of rugged landscapes, museums, beaches, castles and so much more! It is no surprise that more and more people are adding the […]

The Bone Caves of Assynt

The Bone Caves of Assynt 20 minutes or so drive from our pods in Achmelvich, are the ancient and intriguing bone caves. For thousands of years they have been used by various pre-historic Assynt residents. Today they make a great day out that will not only provide some great exercise in the Assynt wilderness, but […]

Putting Ourselves on the North Coast 500 Map

Putting Ourselves on the North Coast 500 Map We have our North Coast 500 Map.. and we’re on it! In this blog we’re going to update you on our progress from inception to completion. Our project has been 18 months in the planning and building and finally we are OPEN. Well, next week we will […]