THE ISLE OF MULL : a Skye alternative

THE ISLE OF MULL : a Skye alternative

Which ferry to take? The most scenic ferry crossing is Oban to Craignure.It’s a glorious 50 minute sail.Oban is less than  2.5hours drive from Glasgow taking you past Loch Lomond, through lovely Glen Croe, Inveraray  (and its fairytale castle, a nice little town in itself), then over the hill road to Loch Awe.Unless it’s winter, book the ferry as soon […]

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Durness to Lochinver

Mighty Suilven

An astonishing landscape now awaits south of Durness. Amazing Assynt which is believed to have inspired Tolkein to create mythical Middle Earth.I feel I run out of words to describe this western coastline and mountain landscape from here down to Torridon. I’ve not yet found anywhere else on earth to equal Scotland’s West Highlands and Islands coastline for sublime beauty. Assynt itself is a land of Inselberg mountains  – each rises splendid and isolated from the knolly, rock – and –  lochan strewn landscape giving this area a very unique look.Some people have reported feeling almost intimidated by it.For many others,  including one of our finest poets, Norman MacCaig, it becomes an obsession.For more photos of the area –

For Day 1  – NORTH COAST 500 DAY 1  Inverness to John O’Groats

Day 2  – NORTH COAST 500 DAY 2  John O’Groats to Durness

Day 4  – North Coast 500           Lochinver  to Torridon

Day 5 –     NORTH COAST 500 DAY 5  Torridon to Inverness


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