North Coast 500

NC 500 is a 500 mile round trip of some of the most stunning coastal and mountain scenery in Europe, if not the world. Developed as a community inspired project, this is a long term project that will give the visitor the opportunity to take in a wide range of experiences along a trail that can take in anything from a long weekend to a full two week visit. Drive a section - or drive the whole trail - your choice!

In an anti-clockwise direction, this would start in Inverness, going up the East Coast towards the coastal fishing towns of the North East, along the beautiful Northern Coast past hidden beaches and bays, then down through the stunning scenery of Assynt and Wester Ross. Clockwise or anti-clockwise, the drama and the sights will be the same......just in a different order!

Developed by North Highlands Tourism Initiative and strongly supported by ourselves - Visit Wester Ross - the route will now be developed over a number of years, to include "what's nearby" guidance, a strong online presence, and an information resource on the area as a whole, all aimed at encouraging visitors to spend more time in the area as they travel around.

To find out more, the NC500 has a website, a facebook page, and there are twitter and pinterest accounts that you can check out as well. Why not a have a look and see for yourself?

Posted on Wednesday, November 8th 2017

Red Squirrels return to several areas of Wester Ross!

Red squirrels, a species previously lost from their native woodlands, have been successfully returned to the north-west Highlands, early results of a reintroduction project show. The new population has naturally expanded Full Story...

Posted on Tuesday, May 30th 2017

So many visitors!

The Wester Ross gardens’ guardians, the National Trust for Scotland, said yesterday the recent renovation of the estate’s grand home Inverewe House had also helped boost business since reopening after the win Full Story...

A simply beautiful part of the world. I stayed near Gairloch with my family recently, and we'll certainly be back.
Jeff Gilberston, Florida

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