Tuesday, 25 August 2015

SCOTLAND THE BEAUTIFUL: ROGIE FALLS (NC500) . . .

 
So you may have heard some of the hype about the North Coast 500, a road that loops around that very top bit of Scotland. As you know, I love a good road trip so me and the fella immediately decided to try and get in on a bit of the #NC500 action and headed up last week to have a bash at it. We made it all the way around the route between last Sunday and Wednesday (in retrospect, we should have allowed a bit more time - we struggled to fit it all in) and managed to take in some great sights on the way.

Anyway, I thought I would use my Scotland the Beautiful series to share some of the experiences we had over those few days. And the best place to start is right at the very beginning, at the Rogie Falls.

The Rogie Falls are approximately a mile outside of Strathpeffer, which is where we stayed after travelling up to the start of the route on the Sunday. You might remember I love waterfalls so knowing there was one so handy to our hotel was a sign that we HAD to visit this one.

It was easy to find, which is always a good thing and it wasn't too far or hard a walk from the car park, with some good views of the falls from various vantage points.



Sod's law number one: there is always SOMEONE blocking your view...


Sometimes the one blocking the view is ME! ;-)




Luckily we managed to get a bit closer thanks to a slightly scary bridge. Although this wasn't the worst bridge I experienced on the whole trip...




Pretty and readily accessible, I'd recommend a visit to the falls if you're up in this part of the world. And, if you like pretty little villages, Strathpeffer is definitely worth a visit too - we stayed in the Strathpeffer Hotel and really liked it there.

For more information on the Rogie Falls, you can check out here. For more info on the North Coast 500, you should go here.

Next up: one of the most dramatic (and scary?) roads in the UK. Stay tuned . . .

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