Planning a road trip through the Highlands? If you want to escape city life, reconnect with nature and see some of the most breathtaking scenery in the entire world then this could be the perfect trip for you. This is a brilliant trip no matter what time of the year, but you will want to make sure that you are well-prepared before heading into the wilderness. Here are a few tips that should be useful.
Share the Driving
First, it is a good idea to share the driving if possible. You will need to cover a lot of ground on this road trip, so it is helpful to split up the driving so that nobody has to drive the entire way. Additionally, this will mean that you do not have to stop so often. Just make sure that you take out temporary cheap car insurance during the trip to protect yourself while driving your friend’s or partner’s car.
Start in Edinburgh
The best way to begin this road trip is to start in Edinburgh. This is a historic, cultural and beautiful city with a huge amount to see and do, plus it is exciting driving from a bustling city to the Highlands passing through highlights including Forth Bridge, Dunkfeld, Loch Ness and Inverness.
Schedule Time in Achiltibuie
There are many great villages to visit during a road trip through the Highlands, but you will want to make sure that you stop off in Achiltibuie. This is a charming village renowned for its fresh, delicious seafood as well as being a filming location for The Eagle. You can also easily reach Achmelvich Beach and the ruins of Ardvreck Castle from Achiltibuie.
Take a Camera
With so much stunning natural beauty to discover, you will want to make sure that you have a camera with you on this trip. In particular, you will want to stop and take some photos at Loch Broom, Loch a’ Chroisg and Loch Clair as these are all picturesque places that showcase the great beauty of the area.
There are so many places to visit on a road trip through the Highlands that it can be hard to know where to stop. The Isle of Skye should be somewhere that you spend a few days as a place so far removed from city life and an island with incredible natural beauty, wildlife and the welcoming town of Portree. A few other highlights include Loch Fada, the Mealt Falls, Staffing and Dunvegan Castle.
The Highlands is the perfect place for a road trip if you want to escape daily life, reconnect with nature and enjoy an unforgettable adventure. This post should help you to plan the perfect Highland adventure so that you can really make the most out of the experience and see all that is on offer.