Many roads in this part of the Uk are "single track with passing places" - these are perfectly safe to drive on if you understand how to use the passing places!
- Allow faster traffic to pass you, by pulling into a "passing place" - Do NOT pull over to the right to do this, but instead stay on the left unless the vehicle coming towards you is particularly large, and therefore might have problems turning into a passing place.
- Faster traffic may well have a reason for going faster - maybe they are going to hospital with a sick child, for example? Please don't assume they are speeding or being reckless.
- Please acknowledge vehicles that pull in for you with a wave or similar - why? It's polite! And everybody will smile!
- Finally - Download this PDF leaflet on Passing place etiquette - 2 pages that might just make your holiday here less stressful, and far more enjoyable!
Still in doubt? Have a look at this slightly quirky information film from the early 70's (we think). Have some fun identifying the vehicles, the roads, or the people!
So drive safely, allow a bit more time (it's not a racetrack), and enjoy the scenery. And especially at the height of the Season OR between November - March, please make sure you have accommodation booked in advance. This IS still a remote area with what are very small communities by most standards! Oh, and don't assume you will have mobile phone coverage!