Last week I finished work early and went with a group of friends to do the North Coast 500. We stopped in Carlisle Thursday night to make the trip to the first Scottish hotel (The Torridon) a little shorter. The road to this place, A896, was a taster of what to expect.
We started off with the Applecross to Shieldaig Road which looped back around to The Torridon Hotel. We then went North along the A832, A835 & A894, stopping off at the best pie shop in the UK, before arriving at the Scourie Hotel.
The next day we went along the North coast to John o' Groats. We stopped at Cocoamountain for a hot chocolate and Weavers craft shop for some lunch, both highly recommended.
The last stop was in Dornoch where we spent the night in what looked like the hotel from The Shining! Luckily we spent most of the evening at the Dornoch Castle Whisky Bar.
The last day was was a 500mile blast back to reality.