NC500 Itinerary Winter

In November 2021, we completed an Anti-Clockwise route of the NC500. Below is our itinerary with suggested activities and approx driving times between the locations. 

DateDayJourneyDrive TimeActivitiesNight Accomodation
5th November1Flight BHX to Inverness NAFireworks & Meal in InvernessMercure Hotel
6th November2Inverness to Lybster1 Hour 30 MinsDornoch Milk & Honey Cafe Breakfast / Cocoa Mountain Hot Chocolate / Big Burn Walk Golspie / Dunrobin Castle / Brora BeachBlingery Cottage
7th November3Lybster to Betty Hill2 Hour 52 MinsCamster Cairns / Whaligoe Steps / Old Keiss Castle Walk Along Beach / John o Groats Post / Cafe Lunch / Farr Beach Betty Hill / Craggan HotelIsland View Glamping Pod
8th November4Betty Hill to Drumbeg2 Hours 40 MinsSango Sands Viewpoint / Cocoa Mountain Stop Off / Kylesku Bridge / Kylesku Rainbow Maze / Wailing Widow Falls / Dinner at Kylesku Hotel?Tor Druim B & B
9th November5Drumbeg to Ullapool1 Hour 16 MinsDrumbeg View Point / Clashnessie Falls / Clachtoll Beach / Achmelvich Beach / Lochinver Larder Pies / Ardvreck Castle Dinner at Frigate Cafe Bistro?Loch Broom Chalets
10th November6Ullapool to Apple Cross3 HoursBridge Cottage Cafe / Gairloch Museum / Falls of Measach Maybe / Beinn Eighe Car Park / Deer Musuem Torridon / Bo & Muc Restaurant or Shieldaig Bar & Coastal Kitchen / Drive to Apple Cross Inn Dinner 7pmApplecross Inn
11th November7Apple Cross to Loch Ness2 Hours 30 MinsBealach na Bà Pass / Eilean Donan Castle / Invermoriston Falls / Loch NessLoch Ness Inn
12th November8Inverness to BHXNAFlight Back To Inverness 14:00Home
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Robbie Roams

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