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North and West Highlands

Length
158 miles / 254 km
Location
Ullapool – John o'Groats

Sweeping around the most north westerly part of the Scottish mainland, the North and West Highlands driving route links Ullapool with John O’Groats and passes through the stunning North West Highlands Geopark. On the route you’ll be treated to some of the most spectacularly wild landscapes in Scotland, complete with panoramic sea views, tranquil lochs and towering mountains.

  1. Rhue Lighthouse

    Hike out to the lighthouse and enjoy sweeping views of Loch Broom.

  2. Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve

    Glimpse billions of years into the earth’s past and enjoy stunning views.

  3. Handa Island

    Take a boat trip and see thousands of seabirds.

  4. Cocoa Mountain

    Treat yourself to a decadent hot chocolate drink and artisan chocolate creations.

  5. Balnakeil Craft Village

    Meet craftspeople and artists and pick up handmade gifts to take home.

  6. Strathnaver Museum

    Learn about crofting life and the tragic history of the Highland Clearances.

  7. Caithness Horizons

    Journey through time from the Devonian period, 416 million years ago, to present day.

  8. RSPB Dunnet Head Nature Reserve

    Visit the most northerly point of mainland Britain.

  9. The Castle and Gardens of Mey, Caithness

    Tour the grand rooms and lush gardens once owned by the Royal Family.

  10. Duncansby Head

    Explore the coast and see the magnificent Duncansby sea stacks.

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