finalising the details for my big trip next week!
Our intention is to follow the coast as much as possible in North-West Scotland, so I'm now looking in more detail at our route from Ullapool to Durness. Of course the direct way is A835/A837 but I'm looking at the Coigach & Assynt tour on Undiscovered Scotland's website
Just how tiring would those narrow and windy roads be for the driver, to then have to carry on up to Durness afterwards? We are planning to make a day of it, stopping at places of interest (of course!) and we're having a "rest" day either side in Ullapool and Durness, so the driver should hopefully be fairly refreshed.
I did also have Ardvreck Castle on my map to visit, so an alternative would be to just do part of the coastal road - either the first part, turning off towards Achtilbuie, following the coast until Lochinver and back up towards Loch Assynt; or the second part by keeping on the A835 until the loch and turn towards the coast then, going via Clachtoll.
I've checked google streetview and the first part of that route looks the prettiest and hugs the coast a bit more BUT Clachtoll beach looks gorgeous too!
Recommendations/personal preferences on any of these route options please!