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The North Coast 500 Guide Book by Charles Tait is the latest in his series of guide books and incorporates all of the features of his previous books. These include hundreds of his photographs, combined with clear mapping and old photos. A major feature is the inclusion of 14 suggested itineraries and mini indexes throughout. This is the definitive guide to the NC500 route which starts and finishes in Inverness and is based on years of exploring every byway in this vast and beautiful area. The route may be undertaken clockwise or anti clockwise. It winds its way westwards to Wester Ross to Applecross via the dramatic Bealach na Ba, before heading north to northwest Sutherland. it continues along the north coast to Caithness before returning to Inverness on the A9. The book covers the whole area in depth. Lavishly illustrated, includes archaeology, nature, history and all of the best places to visit. This 256 page book has over 750 images by Charles Tait as well as OS maps and old prints. The Introduction covers Natural History, Archaeology and History, followed by a detailed gazetteer of broken into convenient sections. The book is completed by information on Transport, Services, fourteen suggested itineraries, a Bibliography and an Index. It is 140x220mm in size and provides a comprehensive source of information to the visitor.
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