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Driving the North Coast 500
Driving the North Coast 500 in a Motorhome gives you the freedom to stop and explore whenever and wherever you feel the need. You can take as much time as you wish enjoying the route without foregoing your home comforts.
There is a very different side to driving the route in a Motorhome. We have put together a quick guide to Motorhome driving on the North Coast 500.
It’s only natural that you want to be fully stocked before you set off on your adventure, and yes, you may want to hit the local supermarket to fill the fridge. But here’s a thought, all the locals don’t have the convenience of a supermarket. The result is that the local produce is first class and tremendously fresh. Fish straight from the sea, locally farmed venison, beef and lamb and seasonal vegetables. Not only are you enjoying an authentic taste, you’re helping to sustain the local communities.
Speed – these vehicles are not built to go fast, and really why would you want to in a place as stunning as this? Your spacial awareness is far greater at lower speed. If unsure about an oncoming vehicle width or a gate, slow it down. If you’re having trouble seeing round a blind bend, slow it down. If you’re doubtful of a corner, slow it down.
The single carriageway roads are very easy to navigate and most drivers are courteous, so be like the majority. Give way when you can, let faster vehicles pass when it’s clear, pulling in safely if need be. Remember the more time you take the more you will see. Give consideration to locals who may be working, they’ve been keeping this area alive and are supplying all that beautiful fresh produce. Patience really is the name of the game.
Preparing for the North Coast 500
Most Motorhomes are larger than most of us are used to driving. That extra length and width can appear a little daunting. This is particularly relevant when passing cyclists, of which there can be many. Again patience and speed are key, give 2 metres where possible and never attempt a manoeuvre too near a bend relying on your speed, remember Motorhomes are not built for speed. Mirrors are your only means of seeing behind you so make good use of them.
The Highlands boasts a magnificent array of wildlife such as deer, highland cattle, rabbits, hares and sheep to name but a few. Now let’s be clear on this, they have not been taught the Highway Code. It’s their “manor” so give them a little space and be careful when passing as they can be a little erratic. Lambs in spring are particularly vulnerable and frighten easily.
There can be sudden and sometimes dramatic weather changes on the North Coast 500. It’s these extremes that help make the route so diverse and beautiful. These conditions also have to be taken into account when driving. Wet roads can be slippy, cross winds will effect the handling of the vehicle and low cloud and fog reduces visibility. Again speed should be reduced, if at all unsure, slow down – simple.
This is one of the finest routes in the world and using a Motorhome is one of the best ways to experience it.
North Coast 500 Motorhomes is the brainchild of business partners Derek Crosbie and Kenny Valentine. The meeting of minds from different backgrounds has brought life to the project.
The Route The North Coast 500 is a 517 mile scenic route that starts and ends at Inverness Castle. Designed to bring together the best of the Northern Highlands of Scotland in one iconic touring route.
A superb family layout, the interior layout consists of a large transverse double bed with a large garage area underneath, a king size bed in the overhead cab as well as another smaller double which can be converted from the dining area.
Our Latest Review
North Coast 500 Motorhomes was efficient in both the booking period and the after care, they even posted back our mobile phone and map that we left it in the motorhome.
The motorhome was clean and well maintained and we really appreciated the added extras – the motorhome had a map of Scotland, USB plugs, a welcome pack included: bread, milk,fruit, hobnobs, butter, tea coffee etc. and a large selection of every cleaning product you may need, and a selection of toiletries.
The bedding was pristine- everything was included pillows sheets duvets and covers, , so that we could travel with two double beds made up all of the time and .BBQ chairs etc. were also provided so that you could relax from the moment you started your trip.
Kenny was always available if you wanted to check anything, and he encouraged you not to worry but enjoy your holiday, and as it was there was nothing to worry about. Kenny had done such a good job showing us how to use the motorhome that we confident in most of the procedures.
The motorhome gives you the freedom to just head off into the countryside and be totally independent. we ‘Wild camped’ every night as there are so many beautiful places to park up and enjoy.
Thank you Kenny for the use of your motorhome we had an amazing holiday, the motorhome gave us the freedom to swim in the fairy polls for two days, be the first at the fairy glen and relax knowing that we never had to get anywhere as we had everyhting we needed with us in the motorhome.
Lizzie & Keith
News from NC500 Motorhomes
This weekend saw one of our motorhomes heading for another adventure on the open road. As always the vehicle is thoroughly checked over, oils, fluids, tyre pressures, brakes and lights. As an engineer, I know the importance of preventative maintenance, if any of our vehicles needs something, it gets it.