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Nearly At Smoo Cave A Natural Sea Cave located The North Of SctlandNearly At Smoo Cave

This amazing and spectacular sea cave is located in Sutherland on Scotland's north coast, it  is set into a limestone cliff, And is a must See on the NC500. If you plan on visiting Smoo Cave it is situated about a mile east of Durness, there are many ways to take in this spectacle as it can be explored by boat or by the winding footpath from the car park on the clifftops. Smoo Cave also boasts one of the largest entrances to any sea cave anywhere in the UK, at around 50 feet high It was originally formed by a burn that ran down into the rear chamber of the cave, as well as erosion caused by the salty sea. The cave is also floodlit for vistors to enjoy this amazing hidden Gem.

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  • Where Does NC 500 Start and End

    North Coast 500 Start and End Points

    starting and ending in Inverness this 516 ish miles north coast route which is now often daubed as Scotland’s version of the world famous American Route 66, the NC500 Scottish road trip allows you to absorb the breath-taking culture and heritage one embarks on this journey. Its not a race so there is no real start and end points, this is meant to be a coast route around the coast of The northern higland's to be able to take in the local scenery and highland hospitality as meander around single track roads and admire the most beautiful scenery Scotland has to offer.

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  • North Coast 500 Speed Limits

    North Coast 500 Speed Limits
    North Coast 500 Speed Limits

    What are the North Coast 500 Speed Limits?

    If you are planning on zooming around the NC500 like a bad thing then maybe you should realise a few things first about the speed limits on this iconic coastal route around the scottish highlands. firstly there are no motorways in the highland's and very few sections of dual carriageway, thus the whole route is nmade up of single carriageway and single track roads. The national speed limit on single carriage roads is 60mph for cars & motorcycles 50mph for Motorhomes (the average free flow speed around the route is 48mph), though there may be few occasions that you will be safe to drive at this speed. The reality is, the north coast 500 has become such a popular route in peak season that congestion has become a sad reality in such a rural setting. with sports cars, motorhomes, cyclists, walkers, hikers, campervans, daytrippers, sightseers, roadtrippers, truckers & van drivers not to mention the local people just trying to commute. (the Isle Of Skye was closed to Motorhomes for a period in 2019 due to the congestion on the island). If you are planning this nc500 route in 2020 and you do find yourself caught up in traffic don't be a fanny, remember you are part of the problem and part of the solution. Courtesy patience & manners are a must on this road so drive correctly for the conditions. You don't want to end up In Fanny Bay! Do You?

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  • Supercar hangs over Bridge with 50ft drop on North Coast 500

    Our first fanny has arrived at Fanny Bay

    The driver of a Porsche had a lucky escapeafter the car was left dangling over a 50ft drop after losing control and crashing into a stone bridge going over the Struy on the Highlands North coast 500 route.

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