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#101 Posted : 06 June 2018 20:55:47(UTC)

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Without trying to sound too much like a hipster, I was driving the NC500 before it was cool. OK, I was trying to sound exactly like a hipster. :P

Many, many years ago when I was a student we went to a field course up in Bettyhill on the north coast and I fell in love with that part of the country. The entire north west corner in particular (from about Bettyhill, across to Durness and then down the coast towards Ullapool and beyond to Kyle of Lochalsh etc etc) is amazing. Fortunately I live close enough that I can go for a blast up there a couple of times a year. Even though I've done it loads of times, I'm still amazed by it. I'd sum up the experience by me going round a corner, seeing the landscape open up before me and thinking "it can't get any better than this", then I go around the corner and that's exactly what it does!

The NC500 branding has done a lot to increase usage of the route but I've never found it to have caused problematic congestion or anything. In fact, it has meant that I have seen some nice, interesting cars up there.

For example, the car park at Smoo Cave, Durness about 3 years ago:

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1991 Eunos Roadster -> 2017 ND RF
#102 Posted : 07 June 2018 05:48:37(UTC)

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I did this with Central Scotland MX5OC did this several times from 2007 :) good easter trips. The write up is still on the Scotland site 


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#103 Posted : 07 June 2018 06:44:23(UTC)
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Fort William , home to the most disgusting food ever seen on my plate, the town which looks like something from East Germany in the Cold War and whose only saving grace is its petrol station. Try somewhere like Invergarry , it's so much nicer , or even Onich .
#104 Posted : 30 July 2018 21:28:31(UTC)

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we did in june this year 1650 mls over 10 days midlands to Carlisle ..Carlisle to Inverness  then the NC500 stop off at b&b on route all pre booked would not do it any other way, onto fort william then  glasgow finish off at the lake district then home all in a MX5 RF  brought the day before we went picked up on thursday night left friday morning sunnshine all the way  no midges could not have done it in a better car recommend you do it but plan well 

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