Loch Garve

Garve and District - Gateway to the NC500

in Community Development by Lucy Beattie
At the community meet and greet we discussed new business opportunities and promoting existing businesses in the area which benefit from the NC500 route.

John and Helen are new to Garve and run Rosemount Cottage and Bothy a local self-catering business.  They reported a good season with many visitors coming to visit the NC500, but also wishing to stop a while longer and visit places such as the Silverbridge walks and Ben Wyvis, two popular tourist attractions in Garve and District.

Garve and District is the gateway to the NC500 with many accommodation providers between Garve and Aultguish and up to Ledgowan, the meeting asked the question: can www.garve.org provide a platform for members of the community to promote their tourism business in the future via a directory entry or small ads?  We'd be interested to hear if this is something beneficial.

Discussion also focused on people who cycle the NC500.  This blog post sets out an alternative road route from Dingwall which avoids the level crossing.  It was agreed that it is good to promote the route to cyclists, but perhaps more needs done to improve routes of access.  Please let us know your thoughts?

cycle next to a shed

 

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Anne Stewart said:

I think a cycle path for the nc500 would be the best and safest idea especially for the single track roads.

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Jan Grigor said:

The hall being renovated should be top of the list , it would be a thriving place to stop on route Nc500. With a cafe etc 

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