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Old 24 Jul 20, 08:14 PM  
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Originally Posted by djewkes View Post
Good luck, funny thing first time I heard of the NC500 was on Tuesday, when it was mentioned in a programme about the Torridon hotel... looks amazing...
Ooh what programme was it if you donít mind me asking. I couldnít stay at the Torridon hotel because of Max, but could pop in
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Amazing hotels : life beyond the lobby... think it was BBC2... fascinating look behind the scenes...
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Originally Posted by djewkes View Post
Amazing hotels : life beyond the lobby... think it was BBC2... fascinating look behind the scenes...
I love stuff like that so will check it out. It looked amazing (but expensive) but all dog friendly rooms were booked out anyway x
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This sounds brilliant! I would love to do something like this with our lab Boris but as we live in the South itís a fair old journey to even get started so I think weíd have to fly up to Inverness.

Have an amazing time, I look forward to reading all about it
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This sounds like a fab trip. Iíve considered it before seeing as we live just over an hour east of Inverness but somehow weíve never got around to it.

Do you think you would have time to go a little further west from Ullapool to Lochinver. We visited there last summer and the scenery between Ullapool & Lochinver is just stunning. Thereís the ruins of Ardvreck castle on the way and amazing views of Suilven from Lochinver itself. (Edited your add: you could possibly do this on the way down from Tongue - not sure what route you were planning)

I think youíll enjoy Aviemore - itís very outdoorsy - Iím sure youíll find loads of lovely walks for you and Max to enjoy. Food can be expensive if eating out there for some reason.

Iím sure youíll have a wonderful time and I really hope you get dry weather. Looking forward to reading the report as Iím ashamed to say Iím very guilty of not exploring my own country. Hopefully this will inspire me to plan our own NC500 road trip.

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Originally Posted by smithlane View Post
This sounds brilliant! I would love to do something like this with our lab Boris but as we live in the South itís a fair old journey to even get started so I think weíd have to fly up to Inverness.

Have an amazing time, I look forward to reading all about it
I know itís so far! Most of my driving will be getting to Inverness and back. I think itíll take me about 6 hours. Iím in the North West and know it could be much worse.
Hopefully be worth it though. Hope you get there one day. If itís any consolation itís been quite hard finding truly dog friendly accommodation. Lots of places have one room for example which gets booked out easier. There are also lots of places I fancy that I canít take him into. Castles/wildlife parks and the like, but Iím super hopeful itíll be an adventure if nothing else x
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Originally Posted by Fuellady View Post
This sounds like a fab trip. Iíve considered it before seeing as we live just over an hour east of Inverness but somehow weíve never got around to it.

Do you think you would have time to go a little further west from Ullapool to Lochinver. We visited there last summer and the scenery between Ullapool & Lochinver is just stunning. Thereís the ruins of Ardvreck castle on the way and amazing views of Suilven from Lochinver itself. (Edited your add: you could possibly do this on the way down from Tongue - not sure what route you were planning)

I think youíll enjoy Aviemore - itís very outdoorsy - Iím sure youíll find loads of lovely walks for you and Max to enjoy. Food can be expensive if eating out there for some reason.

Iím sure youíll have a wonderful time and I really hope you get dry weather. Looking forward to reading the report as Iím ashamed to say Iím very guilty of not exploring my own country. Hopefully this will inspire me to plan our own NC500 road trip.
Yes I think I can drive that way from Tongue. It says itís a 30 min detour but sounds well worth it.
I have been to Aviemore several times, only once as an adult though and that was a decade ago. My full day is on a Monday and quite a lot of places have signed up to the govt meal desk thing so hopefully not too awful, guess itís quite touristy which is why the prices are high?
Iíll defo do a trippie as I actually find it gives me something extra to do in the evenings/over lunch/a drink beyond just reading my book. Itís also so lovely to have to read back on.
19 days to go... eeek
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Mitch Iíd look at more 8 hours
We are a good bit further north than you and we can be 6 hours or more to Inverness all you need is an accident on the main route and itís a book flAsk of coffee sandwiches and a blanket even in summer S it can take hours to clear depending where it is.
The blanket has more than one use but IíllĒ leave that to your imagination and dignity if you need to preserve it on route
Itís an amazing route weíve done it with my parents camper van and the dogs and kids and took bikes
One of the best holidays weíve ever had but the Scottish weather gods shone on us 18 days of glorious sunshine no rain or wind
And fantastic local food Malt and even then a few years ago now some great gin joints to visit
And some of the best beaches in the world just lousy weather usually
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Yes I think I can drive that way from Tongue. It says itís a 30 min detour but sounds well worth it.
I have been to Aviemore several times, only once as an adult though and that was a decade ago. My full day is on a Monday and quite a lot of places have signed up to the govt meal desk thing so hopefully not too awful, guess itís quite touristy which is why the prices are high?
Iíll defo do a trippie as I actually find it gives me something extra to do in the evenings/over lunch/a drink beyond just reading my book. Itís also so lovely to have to read back on.
19 days to go... eeek
Yes, Aviemore is definitely touristy. It gets a lot of skiers in the winter months and people wanting to walk in the Cairngorms in the summer.
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Mitch Iíd look at more 8 hours
We are a good bit further north than you and we can be 6 hours or more to Inverness all you need is an accident on the main route and itís a book flAsk of coffee sandwiches and a blanket even in summer S it can take hours to clear depending where it is.
The blanket has more than one use but IíllĒ leave that to your imagination and dignity if you need to preserve it on route
Itís an amazing route weíve done it with my parents camper van and the dogs and kids and took bikes
One of the best holidays weíve ever had but the Scottish weather gods shone on us 18 days of glorious sunshine no rain or wind
And fantastic local food Malt and even then a few years ago now some great gin joints to visit
And some of the best beaches in the world just lousy weather usually
Thatís really helpful to know thanks, Iíll
Make sure I leave plenty of time, and have water, and snacks etc in the car in case of emergency
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