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Is it worth the extra time

We are tourists who will be driving from Durness to Ulapool.

However we are considering a detour from the most direct route.

We would like your opinion if the extra 90 minutes is worth the effort.

We would start in Durness heading south taking the most direct route to Ulapool. 

Then leave the direct route near Unapool, then go through Nedd to Stoer to Little Assynt then to Ardvek Castle, then resume the normal route.

Is this detour worth the extra time we'd spend driving it.

Please comment on what we might see on this detour.

Thank you so very much. Michael


  • YourScotlandTourYourScotlandTour Member ✭✭✭
    What time of year, what time of day are you leaving Durness?
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  • We will be there the first week of August. 

    Our day begins in Inverness.  We're driving to Durness and plan on having lunch there, so we're headed south around 2:00 or 3:00 pm.

    Thank you for your question.

  • YourScotlandTourYourScotlandTour Member ✭✭✭
    Hi Michael, do it, wander off the main roads, discover and explore...
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  • VisitScotlandSarahWVisitScotlandSarahW Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    edited March 2017
    Hi @ Faithfulpastor.  Yes, do it, this area is very beautiful and quite unique with its dramatic, rugged landscape.

    I would recommend (if you have time) to visit the Bone Caves, near Inchnadamph, 1.5 miles South of Ardvreck Castle.  They are a short walk (just over 2 miles) up a beautiful limestone valley and contain relics of of Eurasian lynx, brown bear, Arctic fox, reindeer dated to as long ago as 47,000 BP!

    Have a wonderful trip!  :)
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