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Re: North coast 500 tips.

Post by graeme » Wed May 16, 2018 1:19 pm

campbell wrote:
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The Bealach na Ba is over-rated.
Not flat-out in a freshly forged Scooby, it isn't! 8)

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Re: North coast 500 tips.

Post by TarmacTerrorist » Wed May 16, 2018 1:28 pm

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Don't forget to take Language lessons Gav before you come up. :welcome

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Re: North coast 500 tips.

Post by TarmacTerrorist » Wed May 16, 2018 1:32 pm

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Re: North coast 500 tips.

Post by smoo25 » Wed May 16, 2018 2:18 pm

alicrozier wrote:
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campbell wrote:
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Forget John o Groats. Turn south through Lairg. Come over Struie Brae between Bonar Bridge and Alness.

Then nip out to Nairn, south to Grantown, over Lecht & Cock Bridge to Braemar, then Glenshee to Perth.

Enjoy!!
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Re: North coast 500 tips.

Post by smoo25 » Wed May 16, 2018 2:21 pm

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Some great photo spots up there too


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Re: North coast 500 tips.

Post by Dark » Wed May 16, 2018 3:45 pm

graeme wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 1:19 pm
campbell wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 12:51 pm
The Bealach na Ba is over-rated.
Not flat-out in a freshly forged Scooby, it isn't! 8)
Even better flat out in a convoy of 4 Scoobies on Tour d'Ecosse in 2000........ :)
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Re: North coast 500 tips.

Post by rossybee » Wed May 16, 2018 3:51 pm

smoo25 wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 2:18 pm
alicrozier wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 12:10 pm
campbell wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 10:48 pm
Forget John o Groats. Turn south through Lairg. Come over Struie Brae between Bonar Bridge and Alness.

Then nip out to Nairn, south to Grantown, over Lecht & Cock Bridge to Braemar, then Glenshee to Perth.

Enjoy!!
Let me know when Gav and I could join and give you a 2-11 lead out from Grantown to Blairgowrie. :)
G may even have his yellow one back...
Coming down glenshee you can duke a right towards Pitlochry, cutting out the dull bit between Blairgowrie and Perth
Second this! Past Glenshee, cut off at Bridge of Cally. Moulin Moors road is well-sighted and great fun 8)
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Re: North coast 500 tips.

Post by graeme » Wed May 16, 2018 3:56 pm

Blairgowrie to Dunkeld, or Blairgowrie to Luncarty are other good options which bring you out a bit further down the A9.
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Re: North coast 500 tips.

Post by campbell » Wed May 16, 2018 5:04 pm

smoo25 wrote:
alicrozier wrote:
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Coming down glenshee you can duke a right towards Pitlochry, cutting out the dull bit between Blairgowrie and Perth
Strathardle. Very nice.

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Re: North coast 500 tips.

Post by graeme » Thu May 17, 2018 2:23 pm

Looks like I won't have the 2-11 back in time to meet up for photos. :(

Gav, you don't by any chance have a set of 2-11 wheels you'd part with, do you?
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Re: North coast 500 tips.

Post by smoo25 » Thu May 17, 2018 7:49 pm

graeme wrote:Looks like I won't have the 2-11 back in time to meet up for photos. :(

Gav, you don't by any chance have a set of 2-11 wheels you'd part with, do you?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/263641027483?c ... e4ffebcc98


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Re: North coast 500 tips.

Post by ScottJ-PS » Thu May 17, 2018 7:57 pm

I did the whole NC last autumn. I strongly agree with skipping the whole NE to John O Grotty section as per previous posters .

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Re: North coast 500 tips.

Post by TarmacTerrorist » Fri May 18, 2018 10:44 am

Yeah, I questioned it when I first looked at the map. The A9 down from wick looks like it serves the whole east coast down to Inverness. Perhaps 5 oclock in the morning it would be a good run....

Plan so far is to stop in Tongue on night 2 and head south from there the next day. Soon as I get 5 I'll do those routes maps for you take a gander at.

Graeme, I do have some I'm not using here yes. I could possibly be persuaded to let a set go...
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Re: North coast 500 tips.

Post by TarmacTerrorist » Fri May 18, 2018 11:03 am

smoo25 wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 7:49 pm

https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/263641027483?c ... e4ffebcc98


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That'll be Rocky at The Lotus Centre. He'll want £500 a wheel for the 5 spoke forged ones!
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Re: North coast 500 tips.

Post by Bobby » Sun May 20, 2018 3:50 pm

Route I took and some photos of nice places on the way, although you might be pushed for stopping time on your schedule!

https://flickr.com/photos/92556745@N00/ ... 8011997173

Recommend the Torridon Inn if that fits your route. As many others have said, John O’Groats is nothing to write home about. I went up that way just for completeness!

Baelach na Ba might be fun if you can get a clear run, but plenty or caravans/motorhomes ignore the “no big vehicles” warning!

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