Trip Report: Driving Scotland's North Coast 500
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Do you dream of exploring Scotland? For many people, the ultimate Scottish road trip is the 516-mile scenic route around the north coast of Scotland known as the North Coast 500.

In this episode of the podcast, we chat to guest Chris Wheable who has recently returned with his partner from a 9 day trip following the North Coast 500 around northern Scotland in their self-built camper van.

Chris shares his day to day itinerary, highlights of the trip and tips for anyone planning to drive the North Coast 500. Hear about destinations including the Isle of Skye, Smoo Caves, Puffin Cove, Ullapool and their 2 day trip to the Orkneys.

Also discover where the northernmost point of the UK is (clue it isn't John O'Groats), why Chris decided to drive the route anticlockwise and his experience of driving Applecross - not only one of the scenic drives in Scotland but also the road with the steepest ascent of any road climb in the UK.

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Show Credits:
Presenter: Tracy Collins
Guest: Chris Wheable

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