The North Coast 500 is a popular destination for motorhome and campervan enthusiasts, and there are plenty of campsites and facilities along the route to accommodate them. Here are some tips for motorhome and campervan travelers on the NC 500:
- Plan your route and book in advance: The NC 500 is a popular route, especially during peak tourist season, so it's important to plan your route and book your campsites in advance. Make sure you have a rough idea of where you want to stay each night and have a backup plan in case your preferred campsite is full.
- Be aware of the size of your vehicle: Some of the roads on the NC 500 are narrow and winding, so make sure you are comfortable driving a larger vehicle before you start your journey. Be aware of low bridges and overhanging branches, and take extra care on single-track roads.
- Pack appropriately: Make sure you pack everything you need for your trip, including bedding, towels, cooking equipment, and food. There are plenty of supermarkets and shops along the route, so you can stock up on supplies as needed.
- Use designated campsites: There are plenty of designated campsites along the NC 500, and it's important to use these instead of wild camping. Not only is wild camping illegal in some areas, but it can also damage the local environment and wildlife.
- Respect the local environment: As with all outdoor activities, it's important to respect the local environment and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. Take your litter with you, use designated waste disposal facilities, and avoid disturbing wildlife.
Enjoy the journey: The NC 500 is a stunning route with plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities, so make sure you take the time to enjoy the scenery and explore the local area. There are plenty of hiking trails, cycling routes, and other outdoor activities to keep you busy along the way.
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