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Bramley Bim

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Bramley Bim says:

Scotland trip

Hi looking for some advice re roads north of the border.  We're planning a trip to Orkney the first week in August and will be travelling to Loch Lomond, then up the west coast, catching the ferry over, a couple of nights on the islands then back down the East coast to stay near Edinburgh on the way home.  Can anyone suggest any "must do" roads for the bikes... and any roads that we'd be better off avoiding for the support van carrying all the camping kit & the beer!!

Also if anyone knows of any decent campsites or pubs with camping on the east coast Edinburgh/Perth way on could you post details as I'm struggling to find one!

,,,,and apologies in advance if you get held up by a slow moving blue van in August!!

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jon66

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jon66 says:

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avoid it where possible , too many racing drivers on it and regular traffic cops , it is a lovely road through the highlands but its like a race track at times with a few accident black spots and always has roadworks

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stevebaldy

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stevebaldy says:

bloody hell.....

its Bramley's annual post !  :lol::wink:

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Kamchat

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Kamchat says:

Bramley

If you are going up the side of Loch Lomond you will be using the A82 ..It's worth stopping at the Drovers Inn, roadside past the top of the Loch - Scotlands oldest Inn well worth a look in.

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A82 near the drovers..

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Then on up to Tyndrum and the Green Welly for petrol ..loads of bikes here on dry weekends...

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Kamchat

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Kamchat says:

nice place to stop ..

is the Clachaig Inn set in great scenery just a mile or so off the main A82 at Glen Coe..

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Road to the Clachaig..

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Kamchat

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Kamchat says:

After the Clachaig it's back ...

to the A82 north to Fort William ...but before doing that it's a well worth taking a wee diversion to do the Kinlochleven Loop....B863 ..Scotland's mini Nurburgring ...non stop bends through fantastic scenery (although you will need to keep your eyes on the road)..you may just decide to do two laps to take it all in.:winkie:

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stevebaldy

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stevebaldy says:

goddammit.......

stop it man!

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Kamchat

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Kamchat says:

Continuing north

up from Fort William and along the banks of Loch Ness, turn off north at Drumnadrochit and cut across to the A835 to Ullapool..... another great road really fast with lots of sweeping bends.

At Ullapool the Ceilidh Place is a nice place to grab a bite..

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Kamchat

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Kamchat says:

stevebaldy

Lol ..sorry ...I can't wait for bloody winter to end too. :wacko:

 

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