NC 500 Scotlands Route 66

Things To Do, Places To See, Do's and Dont's, Local Guides, Itineraries, Glamping 

Like any travel route, the North Coast 500 has its fair share of issues and challenges that visitors may encounter. Here are a few of the most common issues that visitors may face.

  • Crowds - The North Coast 500 has become increasingly popular in recent years, which means that some areas can become crowded, especially during peak season. Visitors should plan ahead and book accommodations and activities in advance to avoid disappointment.
  • Weather - The Scottish weather can be unpredictable, and visitors may encounter rain, wind, and other challenging conditions along the route. It is important to pack appropriate clothing and gear to stay comfortable in all weather conditions.
  • Narrow Roads - Some parts of the North Coast 500 feature narrow, winding roads that can be challenging to navigate, especially for those who are not accustomed to driving in the Scottish Highlands. Visitors should take their time and drive cautiously to avoid accidents.
  • Limited Services - Some parts of the route are relatively isolated and may have limited services, such as fuel stations, restaurants, and accommodations. Visitors should plan ahead and bring supplies to ensure that they have everything they need during their trip.
  • Environmental Impact - As the route has grown in popularity, there has been concern about the impact on the local environment and wildlife. Visitors should be respectful of the natural surroundings and follow Leave No Trace principles to minimize their impact.

Overall, with some planning and preparation, visitors can enjoy a safe and rewarding trip along the North Coast 500.