North and West Highlands
- 158 miles / 254 km
- 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.
Hike out to the lighthouse and enjoy sweeping views of Loch Broom.
Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve
Glimpse billions of years into the earth’s past and enjoy stunning views.
Take a boat trip and see thousands of seabirds.
Treat yourself to a decadent hot chocolate drink and artisan chocolate creations.
Balnakeil Craft Village
Meet craftspeople and artists and pick up handmade gifts to take home.
Learn about crofting life and the tragic history of the Highland Clearances.
North Coast Visitor Centre
Journey through time from the Devonian period, 416 million years ago, to present day.
RSPB Dunnet Head Nature Reserve
Visit the most northerly point of mainland Britain.
The Castle and Gardens of Mey, Caithness
Tour the grand rooms and lush gardens once owned by the Royal Family.
Explore the coast and see the magnificent Duncansby sea stacks.