Scotland’s North Coast 500

I had never heard of Scotland’s NC500 when travelling with a camera.  Turns out, it was launched 3 years ago and a fellow ‘campervanner’ mentioned it to me 6 weeks ago. A quick read up on the route, the seed was set and the trip planned!

My membership with NC500 has been invaluable and rather than me waffle on, I quote from their website the description of the route:

‘’Embark on one of the world’s most iconic coastal touring routes, and discover the breath-taking beauty of the North Highlands; a place where you’ll find white sand beaches, rugged mountains, hidden gems and a wealth of unforgettable experiences.’’

NC500 facts:
* begins & ends at Inverness Castle
* is 516 miles
* follows the Scottish North Highlands coast
* takes in the regions of Wester Ross, Sutherland, Caithness, Easter Ross, the Easter Ross and Inverness-shire.

map of the NC500 route
So, it was with one self-build campervan, one brother and lots of planning, the adventure began resulting in the below video log of my NC500 best bits.  1762 mile and 10 days in 4 minutes.  Turn up the volume, the Celtic music by Alexander Nakarada is wonderful.

My personal NC500 highlights:
  • Lybster Harbour
  • Loch Fleet & the seal pods
  • Achmelvich
  • Bealach na Bà & the Applecross Peninsula
  • Fish from the local ‘smokehouses’
  • Highland ‘Coos’ (Cow in English 😉)
  • Driving over the Cairngorms mountain range
  • Balnakeil Bay Durness
  • Castle Sinclair Girnigoe
  • The scenic west coast mountainous & waterfalls landscape

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Some ‘stills’ to give you a flavour of the amazing scenery you can expect.

baby highland cow with tongue out red deer stag in Applecross sea & rocks in Achmelvich boats in Lybster Harbour Castle of Mey Scotland Lybster Lighthouse Nessie the Loch Ness Monster Holy Rude Church Stirling Scotland

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