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The map also shows the diversion route via Rhynie for caravans which are unable to cross over the Lecht pass in the cairngorm mountains due to the steepness of the roads. This does add on to the milage, but the scenery is equally breath-taking with even more to see and do along the way.

The interactive map will give point information on the must see and do locations along the route revealing Great Walks; Best History and Culture, Wildlife and Nature. It will also show the locations of promoted businesses members giving useful information and providing links for booking.

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The 500 mile Road Route can be tackled either clockwise or anti-clockwise, let us know which way you choose!

Start at any location along the Route and do as little or as much as you want, making sure to spend as much time exploring as you do travelling. If planning to do the full circular route in one journey we would recommend you start and finish at a memorable location and make sure to get some great start and end selfies.

For our first time we chose the Beach Ballroom in Aberdeen with the sea and beach providing a great background. We strongly recommend that sufficient time is allowed to travel, explore and enjoy and members will receive access to 4 day itineraries for each of the six Route Sections. 

As we are a new business, the route and the pinpoint locations are provided for general information only. If you have found an error or if any information is wrong or missing, please email us at 


Explore the adventurous 500-mile circular route that takes you on a journey of discovery through the very best of North East Scotland. The map shows the North East 500 Road Route, which is split into six super sections, each with a unique history, culture, and stunning scenery.

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