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NC500 route in Scotland

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Went in the Ship Compo, but only had steak, no starter. I love Cullen Skink though, even tinned.

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Wonderful photos Compo. They bring back lots of memories. When I was 18  I went on holiday with my parents touring the north of Scotland. I was a learner driver the first time  driving 2000 miles around Scotland was great experience for me and a chance for Dad to sit back and enjoy the view! (He like that so I went with them again a few times!) It was August, lovely weather and I loved driving along the North Coast. Generally mum and dad never booked hotels or B&B, we just looked out for the signs and booked in when we saw somewhere! Quite exciting when it was getting late in the day. We did stay in Brora a few times where we got to know the couple who ran the B%B. They were so nice. It was Pier House on Harbour Road. 

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23 hours ago, PeverilPeril said:

Looks a good website compo. Have you become a member? I'm thinking of doing so - just the basic membership £15. Planning two trip a year so could be worth it.

 

Given that I live on the route there aren't many things that membership would give me that make it worthwihlie.  For example: I don't usually need accommodation, nor do I need car hire, bike hire, walking guides or route guides. I lso need no completion certificate - I have done the complete route sevferal times over the years :) However, if you are a visitor, I can see a benefit to be had in becoming a member.

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Slioch - a prominent mountain alongside Loch Maree on the NC500 tourist route (Mentioned earlier in the thread).  It took  me 8½ hrs to climb this mountain and unfortunately most of that was in thick cloud. Image credit: P.Tomkins/Visit Scotland.

 

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In case anyone is interested: I can get free copies of the official NC500 tourist map, so don't go buying them!  If you want one, let me know and I will get one for you for free.

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Compo - search as I may, I cannot find a spot from where that picture was taken? Must be somewhere on the A832 but I cannot find an islet as shown in the foreground. The loch is over 250 feet deep just there. 

Don't forget BBC2 at 8.30 tonight. Bound to see a similar scene from the loch side. Gairloch and Poolewe are also featured - places where we took our children for several Summer holidays. Revisited all those places June 2017 so looking forward to the programme.

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