RS6 - North 500 Coast Rally

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RS6 - North 500 Coast Rally

Post by Monstermunch » Sat Dec 26, 2020 2:13 pm

Hey.

So I have always wanted to do a drive around Scotland and heard of the ‘North Coast 500’.

Early days yet but would anyone be up for an RS6 Rally along the North 500 route? It could be over 2 to 3 days?

It maybe something that could be planned for August next year depending on the situation regarding COVID.

I would interested to hearing any thoughts, comments.

Merry Christmas!

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Re: RS6 - North 500 Coast Rally

Post by Wattsm666 » Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:10 pm

I’ve previously been told go east to west, that way the landscape gets better as you go round.

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Re: RS6 - North 500 Coast Rally

Post by MEE3E » Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:18 pm

I’d be keen, I’m in North Staffs so a bit of a jaunt to get up there but have wanted to do it for a while myself!
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Re: RS6 - North 500 Coast Rally

Post by zzz » Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:10 am

I've done the west side only - up to Durness and back down. Once you get far north a lot of the roads look like this: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@58.25521 ... 312!8i6656

So if you're ok with passing places and understand flow (adjust speed to meet oncoming cars at passing places so no one is held up) then crack on.

Other places are like this: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@58.36422 ... 2!1b1!2i29
and are glorious for driving.

Hymers are plentiful and extremely slow. In general the scenery is so breathtaking that driving fast becomes less of a priority. I particularly liked seeing the Suilven in the flesh for the first time.

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Re: RS6 - North 500 Coast Rally

Post by Monstermunch » Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:28 pm

Wattsm666 wrote:
Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:10 pm
I’ve previously been told go east to west, that way the landscape gets better as you go round.
Thanks for the tip........Will have a look and try plotting a route.

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Re: RS6 - North 500 Coast Rally

Post by Monstermunch » Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:37 pm

zzz wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:10 am
I've done the west side only - up to Durness and back down. Once you get far north a lot of the roads look like this: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@58.25521 ... 312!8i6656

So if you're ok with passing places and understand flow (adjust speed to meet oncoming cars at passing places so no one is held up) then crack on.

Other places are like this: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@58.36422 ... 2!1b1!2i29
and are glorious for driving.

Hymers are plentiful and extremely slow. In general the scenery is so breathtaking that driving fast becomes less of a priority. I particularly liked seeing the Suilven in the flesh for the first time.
Wow! Looks stunning! Thank you for the links. Some of the roads do look a little narrow but as you say, you want to take in the scenery. It would be a waste to hammer it through areas like this. Thanks for the tip regarding the passing areas. I hear the locals aren't really that pleased with all the traffic and chaos the 'driving tourists' cause.

Will start plotting routes and see if accommodation can be booked....subject to this virus of course...If it gets much worse I will pack a tent and a fishing rod!

Thanks again!

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Re: RS6 - North 500 Coast Rally

Post by Monstermunch » Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:38 pm

MEE3E wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:18 pm
I’d be keen, I’m in North Staffs so a bit of a jaunt to get up there but have wanted to do it for a while myself!
That's great!...I will have a look at timings and the route etc. Will let you know as soon as a plan comes together.

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