SCOTLAND - Take On The Ultimate 5 Day Road Trip

 

Scotland is calling!

you, your camera & your car

The Road into Glen Etive

 

In early 2016 I felt like I was being teased and tempted by Scotland and all it's landscapes. So we set off on a 5 day, 1300 miles trip to see the amazing landscapes Scotland has to offer.

 

Here is a quick overview of our trip and information to help you plan your own visit.

 

DAY 1

GLASGOW, Arrochar & the cobbler

The pretty loch side village of is a great base for day 1 after driving up from Glasgow.

Explore Loch Lomond, The Rest & Be Thankful, Arrochar Tea Rooms & The Village Inn.

We spent a snowy morning climbing The Cobbler a mountain officially known as Ben Arthur before enjoying the village.

DAY 2

GLENCOE, GLEN ETIVE, FORT WILLIAM, EILEAN DONAN CASTLE, MEALT FALLS, THE QUIRANG, PORTREE

Day 2 the trip really picked up the pace. I can't quite believe the list of places we visited in this single day and created some beautiful photographs and memories from each stop.

After a long day driving we got to The Quirang just in time for sunset and then enjoyed a beautiful drive back around the west of Skye to our hotel in Portree.

DAY 3

THE OLD MAN OF STORR, SLIGACHAN, Bealach Na Ba (applecross pass), wester ross, TORRIDON, ULLAPOOL

We enjoyed a beautiful sunrise on The Isle of Skye before being blown away by the Applecross Pass. It really is a 'must drive' road.

After Applecross we found golden sand beaches, highland cattle and endless mountains along the way to Ullapool.

DAY 4

stach pollaidh, lochinver, suilven, ullapool

The weather wasn't on day 4. Sunrise wasn't anywhere to be seen but it was a beautiful drive around the loch near Stach Pollaidh on the way to the main visit of the day at Lochinver.

Climbing Suilven has been a dream for a few years and it was certainly a challenge in the strong winds and rain. I was rewarded with a few seconds of a view from the top at least. It was a perfect day of walking which meant the pub in the evening was well earned. 

DAY 5

Nairn, the cairngorms NATIONAL PARK, EDINBURGH

We were given some advice from our B&B owner on taking a route to Edinburgh via Nairn and it was great advice. Nairn is a lovely little seaside town with great mountain views from the beach. The Cairngorm National Park is made up of seemingly endless rolling hills and some fascinating landscapes.

Finally we reached Edinburgh for our first visit to the city and enjoyed a beautiful sunset overlooking the city from Calton Hill.

Overall we covered around 1300 miles, but this includes our trip from Sheffield and back.

I would really love to be inspire you to take on this trip or something similar to see the wonders of Scotland.

Here is a link to a public map which shows our exact route, stops and accommodation.

Scotland 5 Day Road Trip Map

 

Here is a taster of what you can expect to see along the way .....

So what are you waiting for ?

That feeling when you first see the Isle of Skye at sunrise :)

please leave a comment or email me with your experiences of scotland

 

one last thing, if you do decide to make this trip .......

can i come ?