While a European road trip is probably high on the ‘to do’ list of most petrol heads, we shouldn’t forget how lucky we are in Scotland to have roads and scenery on our doorstep (relatively!) which rival the best Europe has to offer.
This is especially true once you get up into the highlands and at the end of August several of us headed up there for the Highland Hoon 2014, a three day tour of some of the best roads in Scotland. If you love driving and you haven’t been up to the far north of Scotland you’re missing out and need to go! Once north of Fort William the traffic noticeably thins out and the scenery just carries on getting better and better…
On the Friday those of us from the central belt headed north via the stunning Rannoch Moor, Glencoe and the Great Glen to Ullapool where we met up with ‘hooners’ from the north east. Saturday was a shorter run up to Durness and back to Ullapool (with an essential stop over at Cocoa Mountain – awesome hot chocolate!). Sunday we took the scenic route home via Torridon and Applecross over the superb Bealach na Ba pass stopping at the excellent Applecross Inn for lunch.
Thanks to friend of TT, Avril for organising, it was a fantastic weekend & even the weather was good! I can’t wait to get back up there next year and check out my video below to see what the trip was all about, enjoy!