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 […]

North Coast 500 Accommodation

Achmelvich

NC500 Accommodation North Coast 500 The North Coast 500 has become increasingly popular with people throughout the UK and further afield in the last few years. Founded by Tom Campbell in 2015 with the intention of showcasing the beauty of the North and West of Scotland, “Scotland’s Route 66” is now well established. Tom commissioned […]

NC500 Pods Supports Pink Week

Pink Week Edinburgh logo 2019

NC500 Pods Supports Pink Week We at North Coast 500 Pods are supporting Pink Week. See below written by Pink Week’s Amy Dingemans. Inspired by the activism of the late Dina Rabinovitch, Pink Week ran for the first time in Haberdashers’ Aske’s school in 2011. Since then, Pink Week has gone from strength to strength, […]

Hillwalking in Assynt

small green boat on snowy day with Suilven hill in background

Hillwalking in Assynt My First attempt at Hillwalking in Assynt Hillwalking in Assynt can be both fun and exciting. The first hill I ever climbed was Quinag in Assynt, Sutherland. As starter hills go it’s a bit of a bruiser but also a great grounding in what hill walking is all about. Being between 2500 […]

Achmelvich Beach

birds-eye view of rugged coastline towards Achmelvich Bay

Achmelvich Beach Achmelvich Beach is one of the best beaches in Scotland. In fact, it is one of the best beaches in Britain.