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BigJimny Meet 2019 (17 May 2019)

BigJimny Meet and off-road driving day



20TH OCTOBER 2019

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Noggin and Natter - pre-event chat - Old Bell at Grazeley (part of hotel) 7:30pm 19th October

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11 Jun 2019 07:14 #209836 by Ash97x
NC500 so far has been an absolute blast, the scenery and drive is incredible. Little home-made awning is holding up nicely too.



Averaging about 38mpg with a fully loaded roof box and the boot packed to the hilt so I’m pretty pleased with that. Haven’t noticed a deterioration in road noise (tunes are always blaring anyways ;)). Can certainly feel the increased weight when navigating hairpins though.



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11 Jun 2019 08:47 #209838 by Lambert
It is beautiful up there. Very envious. Have you been out to Clachtoll for a bacon sandwich yet? That road is amazing!

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11 Jun 2019 09:24 #209842 by stiffsteve204me
I hope your trip continues to go well, Ash.

Keep us posted, and include plenty of pics. ;)



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11 Jun 2019 09:27 #209843 by johnjohanaphy
That's brilliant

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11 Jun 2019 12:42 #209849 by Guy 2
Wish I was up there fishing, Ash - will be in a month's time!

Really, really need my Jimny to turn up soon.

Hope the worst of the weather holds off.
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11 Jun 2019 14:54 #209856 by Daniel30
Looks like a really nice place, great pics :)
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12 Jun 2019 18:17 #209897 by Ash97x

Lambert wrote: It is beautiful up there. Very envious. Have you been out to Clachtoll for a bacon sandwich yet? That road is amazing!


thanks Lambert, the drive so far has been breathtaking. I never managed that unfortunately, having two packs of unopened bacon to use up in the cool box is my excuse :)

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12 Jun 2019 18:22 #209898 by Ash97x
Thanks for the comments folks, the journey so far has been incredible and is certainly a must do. I’m really struggling for decent wifi at the moment and have been dodging social media to really take in the sights, so I’ll get plenty pics sent when home - along with a how-to on the awning and how I’ve found the roofbox/bars etc.

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16 Jun 2019 22:52 #210039 by Ash97x
Back from an unbelievable trip on the NC500. I actually couldn’t believe I was in the UK at some points never mind Scotland!

Not going to turn this thread into travel magazine so I’ll cover the Jimny related stuff, with a few scenery pics too but my itinerary was as follows:

Day 1 - Inverness > John O’Groats
Day 2 - John O’Groats > Durness
Day 3 - Durness > Achmelvich
Day 4 - Achmelvich > Gairloch
Day 5 - Gairloch > Applecross
Day 6 - Applecross > Inverness & then home.

Got organised by getting my hands on the Ocean80 by Thule and firing all the camping kit into it. 320L capacity sure was suffice for this trip.



Fitted onto the Thule 951 footpack holding Thule 127 square bars. Perfect fitment for the Jimny.



I got a handy GoPro car mount from Amazon to record footage whilst on the route which was brilliant. I’ll hopefully get some footage uploaded soon.

The route itself comprises of steep inclines & declines, hairpin bends and plenty of single track roads so I found it a fitting playground for the SZ5. The manual gearbox certainly came into its own league when navigating some of the steep terrain, sometimes 3rd gear was required to get it up the hill with all the weight but it was sound and handled the route like a champ.

As mentioned before, I averaged about 38mpg for the whole trip and I’m pretty pleased with that. Dash indicated around 280 miles on a full tank (it is certainly more than this though but the car likes to warn you earlier than expected)

Time for some pics. The roads themselves, the scenery and the combined Scottish weather gave me a trip I won’t forget. If you get the chance - do it!

Standard little set-up in a rather wet Applecross



The beautiful landscape and scenery just never gave up







Kylesku Bridge



Plenty of posing pictures





Peace out folks ;)


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17 Jun 2019 04:38 #210042 by Lambert
Looks like a proper way to spend time! It's absolutely amazing up there!

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17 Jun 2019 06:38 #210043 by Daniel30
Looks like a great trip thanks for sharing
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17 Jun 2019 08:17 #210049 by stiffsteve204me
What a great trip, Ash.

It is stunning in that neck of the woods. I spent a lot of time in the NW.

Thanks for going to the trouble to post the report.


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