Since it’s conception a few years ago now, the Highland 500 has proven to be a great success, in bringing some tourism, to perhaps some lesser known areas of Scotland.
My preference is to do it anti-clockwise, from Inverness up the east coast, including if time the bonny Black Isle. The east coast has its own charm, with some famous whisky distilleries, cultural museums and interesting castles. Up to Caithness, very much a county with its own character, and along its north coast, with great views of the Orkney Isles across the Pentland Firth.
Watch how the landscape changes completely as we proceed westerly, becoming more mountainous, great sea lochs, beaches and caves.
Into north and west Sutherland with its unique rugged country,lovely fishing villages and some of the oldest rock formations in the world.
Into Wester Ross, “God’s Own Country”, great beaches, gardens, Lochs, Glens and Passes, and natural beauty second to none.
The final leg of the Highland 500 takes you back to the Highland capital of Inverness, or if you want, to proceed to the Isle of Skye, or further south into Invernessshire and Argyll.
Take your pick – each area represents Scotland in all her glory.