- Jan 3, 2012
So. My suggestion.
Start in Glasgow and head up past Loch Lomond and drive through Glen Coe. It’s an absolutely stunning drive. You could stay in Glencoe itself or push on to Oban. From Oban you could head to Mull which is beautiful (need to book Ferry well in advance). If you do go to Mull then day a day trip to the Isle of Iona. Stunning. Alternatively you could take a Ferry to do a day trip to the island of Lismore. Lovely for a day and cracking wee cafe there!
If you don’t fancy Mull you could head for Mallaig. It’s a beautiful drive and places such as Morar have some of the best beaches you will see anywhere in the world. Morar and Arisaig on the way to Mallaig have hotels with incredible walking nearby.
You should also then head up to Fortwilliam. Options from there include Skye (no ferry needed) or keep heading north.
If you go up past Ullapool the most beautiful place I have even stayed is called Inverkirkaig. It’s just south of Lochinver which has plenty of restaurants and a hotel or two. Up that far is the most beautiful place I have seen anyway, it’s almost otherworldly.
You could also do a day trip from there up to Durness which is right at North West tip.
Alternatively you could head inland to Aviemore. Loads to do there though so really good for few days. From there you could head up to Inverness as it’s not too far.
I live in Scotland and I believe the west coast is simply amazing, and despite what others say the food is fantastic, especially if you like sea food
Good luck planning I hope you have a ball.
Another endorsement here for the west coast. We have a Motorhome and would NOT do the NCT500, but our favourite campsite is at a place called Clachtoll, but Ardnamurchan, Ullapool, Lochinver and the islands are wonderful.
We do like most of the rest of Scotland as well.