North Coast 500, Scotland

In September of this year we swapped hammocks for haggis in a pursuit to drive, hike and eat our way around the North Coast 500.

The NC500 is a staggering 516 miles of winding country roads through ever changing landscapes in Scotland’s far north. The Journey, for us, began in Edinburgh, from which we travelled together up to Inverness, the official starting point of the NC500. From there we drove north along the east coast; famous for its many, many whiskey and gin distilleries. We then followed the road west along the most northern points of Scotland.

The drive took us through the phenomenal Scottish Highlands, around sparkling lochs and passed some of the most remote and outstanding (albeit freezing) beaches we have ever visited. We drove down along the West coast before continuing our journey across the boarder into the Lake District. For a more detailed account of the journey and specifics on the best flat sausage in the country, keep an eye on The Palm Diaries.

freelance photography sun over the Scottish highlands
freelance photography castle turret in Scotland
freelance photography walking cliffs in Scotland
freelance photography a loch on the north coast 500 Scotland
freelance photography sunny beach north coast 500 Scotland
freelance photography stac Pollaidh mountain north coast 500 Scotland
freelance photography view from stac Pollaidh mountain north coast 500 Scotland
freelance photography view from stac Pollaidh mountain north coast 500 Scotland