Angela and Graham of Mowgli Adventures give some practical advice on this classic Scottish road trip. I’ve actually driven most of this route a couple of times now, and I have got to say that it is one of the great road trips of the world. And I speak as someone who has done the Great Ocean Road, and a lot of Route 66 – once in a red Mustang.
The scenery is incredible. The Northwest, especially. Pick the right time of year, either spring or autumn in my opinion, and the roads are uncrowded, there are plenty of places to pull over for photographs, and the weather is clement. Well, usually.
And the route is made up of great driving roads, mostly. Narrow, twisty, up hill and down dale, prepare to enjoy the trip. My son and I did it in a Jaguar, and it was exhilarating. We still talk about it.
Angela and Graham drove in a campervan, a far more practical vehicle, but their tips and pointers are relevant to all.
After only a couple of years of a strong but controversial marketing strategy, the North Coast 500 is already right up there as one of the world’s best road trips. It’s not new though.The north coast of Scotland has always been there. Now though it’s firmly on the map and visitors flock to the north of the United Kingdom to take on Scotland’s answer to Route 66. I tackled the North Coast 500 by camper van in October and couldn’t believe the beauty Scotland has guarded so well all this time! Our guide to driving the NC500 by camper van will help you prepare for your road trip in the Scottish Highlands. It blends practical advice and wanderlust to help and inspire you to take the plunge and make the most of your North Coast 500 trip.
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