NC500 (north coast road)

NC500 (north coast road)

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sanguinary

1,006 posts

180 months

Friday 2nd July
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Either way, the pictures remind me how bloody gorgeous it is up there and how much I miss it!

FalconWood

1,346 posts

166 months

Saturday 3rd July
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Drove 2038 miles all round trip including the NC500 over 8 nights. This was my 5th time. Very busy with motor homes this time. Condition of roads worsening too. Good time but I think I did it in the past at it’s best.

GetCarter

27,834 posts

248 months

Wednesday 7th July
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jet_noise said:
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Local :0)



jet_noise

4,785 posts

151 months

Wednesday 7th July
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GetCarter said:
Local :0)

Very smile

A similar boat moored opposite my house a few nights ago. Crew came ashore in their tender for supplies. Returned and must have spent an uncomfortable night as the loch was more than choppy. Very uneven swell.

samuri

152 posts

191 months

Friday 9th July
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Just returned from Highlands road trip, loads of great driving roads with views, best section must be Ullapool up to Kylesku , stunning.

pattyg

1,247 posts

196 months

Saturday 10th July
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Just back from a week’s NC500. Done in a ‘99 Boxster and really wouldn’t like to do it in anything wider especially if you go off piste eg what the locals call the Wee Mad Road from Achiltibuie to Lochinvar then the B869 north of Locinvar to Kylescu. Both stunning but very twisty and single track.

AJB88

8,180 posts

140 months

Sunday 11th July
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I did it in a 14' Cayman S and yes was a little right in places.

GetCarter

27,834 posts

248 months

Sunday 11th July
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pattyg said:
Just back from a week’s NC500. Done in a ‘99 Boxster and really wouldn’t like to do it in anything wider especially if you go off piste eg what the locals call the Wee Mad Road from Achiltibuie to Lochinvar then the B869 north of Locinvar to Kylescu. Both stunning but very twisty and single track.
Part of said 'wee' road to Lochinver:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRsfrcPAJdQ

Edited by GetCarter on Sunday 11th July 13:32

Red Devil

12,612 posts

177 months

Monday 12th July
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bigwheel said:
That "roller coaster" will be the A817, 10 minutes from where I livebiggrindriving
It is a corker!
yes - It has an interesting background. When it was first built it wasn't a public A road - https://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/wiki/index.php?titl...

Fishlegs

2,239 posts

108 months

Monday 12th July
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A mate lived over the far side of the MOD section, and we drove that road flat out every time. It took some getting used to following him past police cars at 100mph+. "It's fine, they don't care." he assured me. Being MOD police, they had no interest in speeders, especially ones in local (familiar) cars. Haven't been over there for years, so don't know if you can still get away with that sort of sillyness, but what a road!


Red Devil

12,612 posts

177 months

Monday 12th July
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A brochure about the construction of the new roads in the '80s - http://scottwilsonscotlandhistory.co.uk/Appendix%2...

Jambo85

2,426 posts

57 months

Tuesday 13th July
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FalconWood said:


Drove 2038 miles all round trip including the NC500 over 8 nights. This was my 5th time. Very busy with motor homes this time. Condition of roads worsening too. Good time but I think I did it in the past at it’s best.
What wonderful vehicles!

cat220

2,684 posts

184 months

Tuesday 13th July
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Red Devil said:
bigwheel said:
That "roller coaster" will be the A817, 10 minutes from where I livebiggrindriving
It is a corker!
yes - It has an interesting background. When it was first built it wasn't a public A road - https://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/wiki/index.php?titl...
I remember the armed guard posts at each end when it was mod only.

Red Devil

12,612 posts

177 months

Saturday 17th July
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Is that what this wee bothy on the Northern Access Road to Coulport was for? - https://goo.gl/maps/gUujvVXKgPTwSKwH7
Whatever its function it has a somewhat neglected appearance. I wonder why it's still there.

bigwheel

1,527 posts

183 months

Saturday 17th July
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It's still there for a once every year occasion whereby that part of the road between the Whistlefield hill roundabout and Coulport is closed for one day (often New Year's Day).
That validates the MoD's ownership of the road and the ability, if ever needed, to close that road, probably without the need to apply for a council order.

Downward

2,018 posts

72 months

Wednesday 4th August
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Went from JOG to Durness.
Roads are poor. Passing places have eroded and a lot of the roads that you could get 2 past are eroded at the edges and becomes a single track lane. Took 3.5 hours. I’ve never seen so many camper vans in my life. Sick of seeing the colour white now.


Rod200SX

7,803 posts

145 months

Monday 9th August
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mallygreen said:
May i recommend, probably the best car to do it in.........


By any chance are/were you in Monefieth tonight? Friend just spotted one identical near his house smile

downthepub

1,287 posts

175 months

Monday 9th August
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From another forum. Apparently it was towing a small car. Think we can guess where these hairpins are….

F20CN16

8,950 posts

167 months

Monday 9th August
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downthepub said:


From another forum. Apparently it was towing a small car. Think we can guess where these hairpins are….
rofl Any more photos?

downthepub

1,287 posts

175 months

Monday 9th August
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F20CN16 said:
rofl Any more photos?
Unfortunately not, that was the only one I’ve seen!