The NC500 starts in the northern city of Inverness, weaves along the west coast to Applecross and then northwards towards the towns of Torridon and Ullapool. From there, you’ll venture to some of the most northerly coastal points in Scotland, passing by Caithness and John o’ Groats before heading south again through Dingwall and finally back to Inverness.
Distance: 516 miles
Trip length: At least 5 – 7 days is recommended.
Accommodation: book well in advance – camping is a must.
Transport: You can drive, cycle, or even walk this route!
The Yorkshire Dales
Why not explore the fabulous Yorkshire Dales. The largest county in the UK holds some of the most wondrous scenery you’ll find anywhere in the world. The Yorkshire Dales span the UK offering some of the most magnificent roads and camping locations you’ll ever want.
Rolling hills and wandering dales. Rugged and wild. Calm and beautiful.
A living landscape for you to explore in your motorhome.
The Lake District
Visiting the Lake District is one of the most popular breaks for people across the UK and from further afield. The Lake District National Park has a wide range of activities and attractions, as well as the natural beauty of the entire area.
No matter how you want to enjoy the area, you can walk, cycle, swing in the trees and splash about here to your heart’s content! In the winter you can even head into the mountains with our very own Fell Top Assessors on our winter skills courses running from December to April. With 12 of the largest lakes in England and 3,105 kilometres of rights of way, this is truly one of Britain’s breathing spaces.
The Isle of Skye
Skye is one of the top locations in Scotland to visit. It is famous for its scenery and landscapes that will take your breath away.
The Island of Skye is 50 miles long and the largest of the Inner Hebrides. The capital is Portree. Villages in the north of the Island include Dunvegan, Edinbane, Uig and Staffin. Notable villages in the south of Skye include Broadford, Armadale, Carbost, Elgol and Kyleakin.
The Island has a rich History covering many topics, such as: Dinosaur Fossils, Clan Warfare, Highland Clearances and the infamous ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’ and the Jacobite Rebellion.
Both Clan MacDonald and Clan MacLeod have their Clan Castles on the Island and should be on your list of places to visit.
The Isle of Skye is also a great destination for Wildlife watching with the White Tailed Sea Eagle at the top of bird watchers lists. Otters, seals, whales, dolphins and red deer are just some of the other impressive creatures that can be seen on and around the Isle of Skye.
Skye is a world class destination for walkers and climbers. ‘The Cuillin Range’ and ‘The Trotternish Ridge’ offer challenging climbs and interesting scrambles. The Cuillin Range offers 12 Munros – peaks above 3000ft (914m). There are many great walks on Skye to be enjoyed by the less experienced.
The Outer Hebrides
Situated on Europe’s Atlantic edge, the Scottish Western Isles of the Outer Hebrides are a diverse chain of inter-connected islands with their own unique way of life.
From the northernmost headlands of the Isle of Lewis to the southern tip of Vatersay, the Outer Hebrides islands on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean offer an exciting assortment of entertainments and attractions.
Experience the peace and tranquillity of this isolated environment or accept the warm Western Isles welcome of communities waiting to offer you some traditional Hebridean hospitality.
Explore the rich island history and discover a superb selection of museums and monuments or witness carefully preserved Gaelic culture in a region where crofting, community events and ceilidhs bring people together like nowhere else on earth..
Why not come and spot birds, beasts and all the rest of the Hebrides wildlife that flourishes in our unique environment, or enjoy the other activities on offer in our amazing outdoors – from cycling to canoeing, kayaking to kitesurfing and walking to windsurfing.
Be inspired by the stunning sea views and endless skyscapes or simply soak up the amazing Outer Hebridean atmosphere on one of the myriad of main and outlying islands.