From Inverness continue North on the A9 until the Tore roundabout after 12miles (20Km). Take the A835 towards Ullapool. Just after Garve in 19miles (31Km) the scenic route by Loch Maree can be taken by branching left onto the A832 and following this road through Achnasheen and Kinlochewe to Gairloch. This is 45miles (72Km). The route to the Sands Holiday Centre is on the B8021. This road branches to the left in Gairloch approximately 1mile (1.5Km) after the pier. This route is shorter but contains a few stretches of single track road where passing places are used to allow oncoming traffic to overtake. They should also be used to allow faster following traffic to overtake.
The other route from Garve is to stay on the A835 until Braemore Junction 20miles (32Km) from Garve. Turn left onto the A832 and follow the road through Aultbea and Poolewe to Gairloch in 55miles (88Km). At the foot of the hill after entering Gairloch the B8021 to the Sands Holiday Centre branches to the right. This route is longer but is all double track road.