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Thread: Thinking of a short camping tour of Northern Scotland at Easter....or maybe summer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brads View Post
    ABR trip at Easter would be worth meeting up with.
    Thanks Brad, it'd be a great plan but I'm tied to going mid week and I think this is a weekend meetup. I'll keep an eye on ABR (and here, of course!) for any more weekend meets though!

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    I've just done the NC500 this week, apart from snow on the hills and over Apple cross, it was plain sailing with virtually no traffic on the roads. As mentioned JOG was dead and hardly worth going to, but if you've never been then I guess its a box ticking exercise. I was planing on camping but none of the camp sites open until easter, I stayed in the caledonian hotel in Ullapool the first night, cheap and cheerful, then Thurso the second night (not a lot happening there on a night). Enjoy your trip wherever you go, but do agree parts of the NC500 could be a pain later in the year, there is a lot of single track roads in very poor condition and tight enough on the bike never mind a camper van.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkShelley View Post
    Ignore JOG.
    Hug the West coast, ignoring the islands (you dont have the time) and the dead end roads (ditto) as far as Bettyhill. The hotel here is great. Head due South through the Naver valley to Altnaharra then onto Lairg an dhead home. If you get the weather it is as good as anything. Fingers crossed for you!
    My moms maiden name was Betty Hill!
    Personally I'd give JOG a miss too. Not a lot going on up there. Head across to the west coast. Beautiful route all the way up. Superb campsite right on the cliff top in Durness. Smoo cave about half a mile away is well worth a visit if there's a bit of water going down the waterfall. Not sure if there's still boat trips in there?
    Nice campsite in Lochinver too. Have a walk round the headland and find the mini breeze block castle.

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