The Route!


So the next ‘Andy and Angela’ adventure is about to start!  Back in the Boxster, we’re heading to Scotland to do the now famous ‘North Coast 500’, which, according to their marketing, “ … helps you to discover the best the Highlands has to offer, from magical and mystical castles, sample amazing local produce, with fresh from the sea and land specialties, the wonderful distilleries and breweries or take to the water on an exhilarating wildlife safari. The North Coast 500 offers a truly unique touring experience, quite unlike anywhere else in the world and many of those who have done it have said it was life-changing for them.

We look forwards to our lives being changed, hopefully for the better!

Our route deviates slightly from the ‘official’ route as we are going to spend a night on Mainland, the main island of the Orkney Islands.  But otherwise we’re staying pretty close to the official route.  But this means we’ll be doing a few more than the ‘official’ 500 miles.

Our plan is to do the route as you can see on the map, in a clockwise direction (there’s much debate as to which way is best!) with stops as follows: –

Day One:  Arrochar, Loch Long, Argyll and Bute (not shown on map)
Day Two:  Inverness, Invernesshire
Day Three:  Applecross, Strathcarron, Highland
Day Four:  Lochinver, Lairg, Highland
Day Five:  Dunnet, Thurso, Highland
Day Six:  Kirkwall, Orkney
Day Seven:  John O’Groats, Wick, Highland
Day Eight:  Dingwall, Highland
Day Nine:  Ballater, Aberdeenshire
Day Ten:  Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Cumbria (not shown on map)
Day Eleven:  Home

The total estimated distance is 1,650 miles.  Follow our progress and enjoy the trip with us!


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