2 DAY TOUR # 39
(39) www.unicorntours.co.uk route # 39

Scotland’s wildest and most remote corners in the far Northwest, Durness/Balnakeil beach, Smoo Cave and the Northcoast
(Or check our longer 3 days+ tour # 48 to see and experience more and take it more leisurely. Also see tour # 42A for sample 3 day North Coast route description and see tour # 42B for sample 3 day Northwest Coast route description as well.)

Scenic route via Perthshire, Cairngorm nationalpark and Inverness to commence

Northcoast 500 route
http://www.northcoast500.com/
https://www.facebook.com/northcoast500
https://vimeo.com/92762851

Corrieshalloch Gorge
http://www.nts.org.uk/…/Corrieshalloch-Gorge-National-Natu…/

Ullapool
http://www.ullapool.co.uk/
http://www.ullapool.com/

Coigach
http://coigach.com/

Stac Polaidh
http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/…/stacpoll…/index.html

Suilven
http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/lochinver/…/index.html

Knockan Crag
http://www.visitscotland.com/in…/see-do/knockan-crag-p333751

possible coastal side trip via Lochinver, Achmelvich & Stoer:
Lochinver
http://www.visitscotland.com/…/towns-vill…/lochinver-p236081
Achmelvich & hostel
http://www.visitscotland.com/…/towns…/achmelvich-bay-p315431
http://www.visitscotland.com/…/achmelvich-beach-youth-hoste…
Old Man of Stoer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Man_of_Stoer
http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/…/stoerpen…/index.html

Ardvreck Castle
http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/…/ardvreck…/index.html

Quinag
http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/kyl…/quinag/index.html

Inchnadamph
http://www.visitscotland.com/accommodation/hostels/?page=13

Kylesku
http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/ky…/kylesku/index.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kylesku

Scourie
http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/sc…/scourie/index.html
http://www.visitscotland.com/…/towns-…/scourie-beach-p315021

Handa Island
http://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/reserve/handa-island/

Fanagmore
http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/…/fanagmore/index.html

Laxford Bridge
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laxford_Bridge

Possible Kinlochbervie sidetrip to walk to Britain’s most isolated beach – Sandwood Bay
http://www.visitscotland.com/…/towns-…/kinlochbervie-p243981
http://www.visitscotland.com/…/towns-v…/sandwood-bay-p245571
http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/…/sandwood…/index.html

Durness
http://www.visitscotland.com/…/towns-villag…/durness-p236121
http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/du…/durness/index.html

Balnakeil beach
http://www.visitscotland.com/…/balnakeil-beach-near-durness…
http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/…/balnakeil/index.html

Smoo Cave
http://www.visitscotland.com/…/towns-vill…/smoo-cave-p245631
http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/d…/smoocave/index.html

Loch Eriboll
http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/durness/locheriboll/

Ben Hope
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Hope

sidetrip option to Talmine:
http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/tongue/talmine/

Tongue
http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/ton…/tongue/index.html
http://www.visitscotland.com/…/see-do/kyle-of-tongue-p521381

faster return option (if short on time) via Northern Highlands Altnaharra, Lairg, Black Isle and possibly Channonry point, via Inverness and A9 south
Altnaharra
http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/…/altnahar…/index.html
Lairg
http://www.visitscotland.com/i…/towns-villages/lairg-p236021
and the Black Isle
http://www.visitscotland.com/…/…/black-isle-villages-p521541
with possible Channonry Point (Moray Firth dolphin colony) stop
http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/…/chanonry…/index.html

and Inverness via the scenic A9, the Cairngorm nationalpark and Perthshire south again.

depending on route request, time, group, weather, places near Inverness, such as Channonry Point (dolphins), Culloden Moor or Clava Cairns could possibly be included: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clava_cairn

Alternatively if more time is at hand, i.e. 2.5 days, 3 days or more continuing along the Northcoast
(even with a possible Orkney island sidetrip, Dunnet beach, Dunnet head, John O’Groats & Duncansby cliffs stop, etc.)

Return along the longer Northcoast route
(many, wild great beaches and views of the Isle of Hoy on Orkney)

Bettyhill
http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/…/bettyhill/index.html

Strathy
http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/st…/strathy/index.html

Melvich
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melvich

Thurso
http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/thu…/thurso/index.html

and then south towards Inverness along some beautiful coastline

Dunbeath
http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/d…/dunbeath/index.html

Helmsdale
http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/…/helmsdale/index.html

Brora
http://www.visitscotland.com/i…/towns-villages/brora-p236051

Dunrobin Castle
http://www.dunrobincastle.co.uk/

Golspie
http://www.visitscotland.com/…/towns-villag…/golspie-p236031

Carbisdale Castle
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbisdale_Castle

Dornoch
http://www.visitscotland.com/…/towns-villag…/dornoch-p236171
http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/do…/dornoch/index.html

Tain
http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/tain/tain/index.html

possible sidetrip to Portmahomack
http://www.visitscotland.com/…/towns-v…/portmahomack-p315821
http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/…/portmaho…/index.html

via Invergordon
http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/…/invergor…/index.html

and the Black Isle
http://www.visitscotland.com/…/…/black-isle-villages-p521541

with possible Channonry Point (Moray Firth dolphin colony) stop
http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/…/chanonry…/index.html

and Inverness via the scenic A9, the Cairngorm nationalpark and Perthshire
south again.

Depending on the weather, we might discuss and decide to reverse the route and first drive the day 2 and then day 1 route (so as to maximise sunshine and minimise rain).
Also on very rainy days, we may have less outdoor sightseeing and if the group so wishes, we may visit a whisky distillery, castle, museum, etc. indoors.

Photoalbum of some of our recent Scotland Unicorn Tours:
https://www.facebook.com/UnicornScotlandAdventureTours…
(see photos 22, 7 and 5 for the Northern Highlands plus as this tour covers a wide range of regions we drive through on our longer tours to the Northern Highlands images for places we visit on this tour can be found on almost any of our photoalbums).

Depending on your preferences and interests, the main places that have been agreed and discussed, the overall time we have left after our stops (especially in the winter months with shorter daylight hours), the places listed above are just a few among other nearby options, that we might be travelling through and see, stopping at and/or visiting along the way as on each of our friendly, flexible and personalised tours we maximise and offer you the best tour experience given the conditions on the day (for example if it is pouring down with rain on one side of a mountain range, we believe in offering you the alternative sunny route on the other side of the mountains, etc.)

Subject to availability possible overnight (hostel, bed & breakfast, hotel, camping) options do all exist in the area, roughly half way into our 2 day tour. As there are too many possible places to stay at, we can check room availability for your preferred option at the time of your enquiry/booking.

2 day tours (# 25 – # 41), departures every weekend and throughout the week, subject to Unicorn Tours being available, check https://www.facebook.com/UnicornHighlandTours?ref=hl

Also for more detailed information
– see facebook links below:

Check out the latest still available www.unicorntours.co.uk tour dates
on our Unicorn Tours facebook link:
https://www.facebook.com/UnicornHighlandTours?ref=hl
0044-(0)7429251980 – contact@unicorntours.co.uk – https://twitter.com/TourHighlands

3 days+ Highlands & Islands adventure tours info
https://www.facebook.com/pages/3-days-Uni-Highlands-tours/940889935931689?ref=hl
for Unicorn tour route # 42 – Unicorn tour route # 54
(everyone welcome – departs from Stirling Uni with other local pick ups)

2 days Highlands & Islands adventure tours info
https://www.facebook.com/pages/2-day-Uni-Highlands-tours/392919817562624?ref=hl
for Unicorn tour route # 25 – Unicorn tour route # 41
(everyone welcome – departs from Stirling Uni with other pick ups possible)

1 day Highlands & islands adventure tours info
https://www.facebook.com/pages/1-day-Uni-Highlands-tours/1381636718801484?ref=hl
for Unicorn tour route # 12 – Unicorn tour route # 24
(everyone welcome – departs from Stirling Uni with other pick ups possible)

Short one day tours info
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Short-day-Uni-Highlands-tours/831285673586644?ref=hl
for Unicorn tour route # 1 – Unicorn tour route #11
(2/3 day = 7 hours, 1/2 day = 5 hours, 1/3 day = 3.5 hours) Highlands tours info
(everyone welcome – departs from Stirling Uni with other pick ups possible)

UK adventure tours info + Ireland/Europe
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https://www.facebook.com/pages/UK-Uni-adventure-tours-IrelandEurope/470626879755935?ref=hl

 

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