TG's lap of Scotland
Tom Ford finds out if Scotland has any decent driving roads...
Posted: 21 Mar 2014
SOUTHWARD BOUND - THE INCREDIBLE WEST OF SCOTLAND
Of course, there's more. We head west and south towards Lochinver on the B869, taking weird little side roads, just for the hell of it. Drovers' roads, scored into hillsides by the hooves of sheep and cows. Immediately, I know we've brought the wrong car. Big, technological, bruising BMW does not want to inch its way down a farm track, does not suit the grime and the cow poo. Although it doesn't show on the brown paintwork. It takes time to pick our way through the backwaters, and though these little places are wonderful to behold, islands of perfect isolation, they certainly aren't good driving roads. So we take the A837 past Loch Assynt and south on the A835 towards Ullapool.