TG's lap of Scotland
Tom Ford finds out if Scotland has any decent driving roads...
Posted: 21 Mar 2014
THROUGH THE FOREST PARK TO NAIRN
It's up here through the Glenmore Forest Park to the east of Aviemore when it all starts to feel more... Scottish. The palette swaps spectra from green to brown, the roads start to tighten and constrict. The trees pull back, as if suspicious of going further north, and the bracken and gorse spread like a glorious infection. It's beautiful and worth a pause, but we've been taking too long, even at this pace. So we head down the A96 towards Culloden and Inverness, find the A9 again and run across the Dornoch Firth all the way up the eastern coast of Scotland via the A99 to Wick. Seems a shame to do it in the dark, but there's too much ground to cover, and too few daylight hours.