Scotland North Coast 500 road trip

Scotland’s North Coast 500 route begins and ends in Inverness, and takes you round the Scottish coastal road at the very northernmost tip of mainland Britain. I have so much more to say about this, but that’s for another blog post or two. For now, I’m just going to post a selection of photographs to give a flavour of the hugely varied and unforgettable landscape, seascape, villages and wilderness. The pictures say it so much better.

Inverness castle beginning of North Coast 500 Scotland road trip

Inverness Castle

North Coast 500 A832 Scotland road in spring with pine and rhododendrons

A832 by Loch Luichart

North Coast 500 Attadale Gardens Wester Ross

Attadale Gardens

Bealach na Ba 'The Pass of the Cattle' Wester Ross single track Applecross peninsula

Bealach na Bà

Highland cow on NC500 North Coast route near Applecross

Applecross peninsula

Bealach na Gaoithe 'The Pass of the Wind' view of Lewissian gneiss rock and Torridon mountains Scotland

Bealach na Gaoithe, Upper Loch Torridon

First light on Liathath and Loch Clair Torridon mountains Scotland North Coast 500 road trip

Liathach and Loch Clair

Beinn Eighe massif in Glen Torridon, highlands of Scotland on the North Coast 500 route

Beinn Eighe

Nature reserve in Scotland with low cloud, heather and pine trees at Beinn Eighe, Torridon

Beinn Eighe national nature reserve

Dawn at Loch Maree, Scotland with lone tree and the mountain Slioch on the North Coast 500 route

Loch Maree

View to Torridon mountains from Big Sand beach near Gairloch in Wester Ross, Scotland

Big Sand

View along road from SYHA Scottish youth hostel at Gairloch, Wester Ross on North Coast 500 route

Gairloch

Coastal tropical gardens at Poolewe in Wester Ross, Scotland on North Coast 500 road trip

Inverewe Gardens

View to mountains of Assynt from Mellon Udrigle beach Scotland

Mellon Udrigle

Dundonnell west coast of Scotland near Ullapool looking towards Corrieshalloch Gorge and Little Loch Broom

River Droma

Harbour at Ullapool on west coast of Scotland

Ullapool

Atmospheric Assynt mountains at Loch Lurgainn, Cùl Beag shrouded in cloud

Loch Lurgainn and Cùl Beag

Stac Pollaidh north west highlands of Scotland by the north coast 500 route as Fiat drives past

Stac Pollaidh

Durness site of village involved in Highland clearances and riot, Scotland North Coast 500 route

Ceannabeinne township trail, Durness

Sea loch Loch Eriboll north of Scotland along North Coast 500 route road trip with heather and rain clouds

Loch Eriboll

Causeway at Kyle of Tongue, Sutherland, Scotland along the North Coast 500 route

Kyle of Tongue

'The Unknown' sculpture at Borgie Glen near Bettyhill, Sutherland, Scotland

Borgie Glen

Caithness Castle of Mey near John o' Groats along Scotland North Coast 500 route

Castle of Mey

Whaligoe Steps along Scotland North Coast 500 route at Ulbster

Whaligoe Steps

Dunrobin Castle at Golspie Sutherland along Scotland North Coast 500 route

Dunrobin Castle

North Sea at Brora with rocks and clouds reflected in pools along Scotland North Coast 500 route

Brora

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