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Very, very nice !!!!!

Please let us have more........

We can use it in these bleak times.

 

(Wished my Scotland pics came out like that..)

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Wow 🤩 that video is a moment of magic !  Especially that encircling shot of the canoe - what a location and the light was amazing. 
 

I’ve got to go to Scotland again soon and I’ve got get my finger out and get myself a canoe 🛶 

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Stunning video; Scotland should employ you to promote the country! I fancy going myself now. As a question, how much feasible is doing what you did in a usual Eurobox style car? I can entertain the idea of going with my family, but using the landy isn't really going to work I think. We would use local accommodation, rather than sleeping in the car. We are also limited to school holidays, which would make the before mentioned traffic problem worse.

Daan

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3 hours ago, Daan said:

As a question, how much feasible is doing what you did in a usual Eurobox style car? I can entertain the idea of going with my family, but using the landy isn't really going to work I think. We would use local accommodation, rather than sleeping in the car. We are also limited to school holidays, which would make the before mentioned traffic problem worse.

Daan

Entirely feasible so long as you don't plan on taking the car too far off road - some of the forests have tracks you can access, and don't require serious ground clearance / gradient capability.

There's a lot more to the Highlands than NC500 (although it does pass through some scenic countryside). A bit of careful planning and the crowds can be avoided, especially if you can go once the Scottish schools are back.

Plenty of decent accommodation available. I was up there at the end of September for a couple of weeks cycling. Bunkhouses were very quiet, offered single occupancy rooms en-suite and most had a pub / restaurant within easy distance.

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Lovely pics Badger, looks like you had a good trip.

For clarity - strictly speaking almost none of the forest tracks or other ungated unmetalled roads can be driven without the landowners permission. There are a few forest drives (tolled) and other examples of permitted access but there are no vehicular ‘rights of way’ beyond the normal tarred public roads like there are in England and Wales.

The good thing about Scotland is that you don’t need to get off the tarmac to explore it.

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30 minutes ago, Retroanaconda said:

Lovely pics Badger, looks like you had a good trip.

For clarity - strictly speaking almost none of the forest tracks or other ungated unmetalled roads can be driven without the landowners permission. There are a few forest drives (tolled) and other examples of permitted access but there are no vehicular ‘rights of way’ beyond the normal tarred public roads like there are in England and Wales.

The good thing about Scotland is that you don’t need to get off the tarmac to explore it.

My ignorance shows through :(  I wasn't aware this was the case. 

The roads we found were clearly marked on the app with notices on the gates asking people to keep the gates closed at all times due to deer crossing over into areas with indiginous trees and destroying them, these were aimed at walkers no doubt.

I shall be aware on the next trip :D

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On 11/11/2020 at 10:44 PM, Badger110 said:

My only let down was the NC500 or the part we travelled.  It wasn't the location or the views as they were stunning, but the relentless single roads filled with motorhomes.  I get the attraction to everyone who wants to experience it, but it does make the journey tense, RV's slowing to look at the view, or frightened to pass each other or just huge gin palaces!  I dread to think what it's like at peak season.

Reminds me of my experience in Norway. Especially around Geiranger.

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Stunning video Badger! Such beautiful scenery up that way, I'm ashamed to say I've never been north of the border!

Good find with the Camel Trophy 90 too.... they didn't use them for many, I think only 1 or 2 events were 90s.

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6 hours ago, landroversforever said:

Stunning video Badger! Such beautiful scenery up that way, I'm ashamed to say I've never been north of the border!

Good find with the Camel Trophy 90 too.... they didn't use them for many, I think only 1 or 2 events were 90s.

 

Well worth it, beautiful country :D

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