Starting at Glasgow, you escape the confines of the city and head north alongside the picturesque Loch Lomond before turning off the more popular route north, the A82, onto the A83. You are about to approach the glorious Trossachs National Park – so have your camera at the ready. Turning off the A83 with Inveraray Castle on your right, you pass through Argyll and Bute before turning left towards Oban and the stunning west coast of Scotland. Hugging the coastline on the A828 the scenery is mindblowing as you look out over the Lynn of Lorn to the Isle of Mull before turning inland with Loch Linnhe on your left. Resisting the urge to head north to Fort William, rejoin the A82 as it cuts through the awe-inspiring scenery around Ben Nevis and Glen Coe. A real highlight is the section around the Black Mount but in truth you can’t go wrong anywhere on this road. Once out of the Trossachs, the A85 and A84 takes you towards Stirling. It’s the birthplace of Scottish motorcycle legend Niall Mackenzie and while it sadly lacks any suitable statues it does have an Old Town Jail and a castle that are almost as famous and worth a look. Finally it’s onto the A811 as you head back into Glasgow..
The Black Mount is just one of the highlights on this route around the Glasgow area