Folks…first pass at a potential tour of north west Scotland…I need to do some sense checking of distance, speeds and confirm B&B availability but its an option. Dates will be up to the majority but maybe aftere the JAE event so into August perhaps.
Meet 10am Saturday at Stirling just off J 10 of the M9
Head off 10.30 in convoy via the A811 to Balloch
Join the A82 and dirive on the west side of Loch Lomond heading north to Crianlarich
Continue on the A82 via Ranoch Moor to Glencoe - could stop for food at Ballachulish?
continue on A82 to Spean Bridge - quick stop for me to salute the Royal Marines Monument as I haven’t been there for a while! Its a Bootneck thing!!!
Head north on the A87 to Invergarry and on to Dornie - overnight stay in Dornie, a few B&B’s depending on how many we need to accommodate - 'The Schoolhouse has 4 rooms at £50 for doubles (2 adults) or £65 for 2 + 2 kids. ‘Beinn Edra’ B&B £22 per person.
This is in easy walking of a local pub and few minutes to Eilean Donan castle and loch or we could skoot across to Skye if the evening looks promising?
If we havn’t been over, then zoom over the Skye bridge (now free)! and do the circuit via Portree and back to Kyle of Lochalsh.
Take the A890 out of Kyle of Lochalsh to Lochcarron then pick up the road to Applecross (this is not a big road)
Follow the coast road up to Fearnmore and then back down the other side to Sheildaig.
A896 to Kinlochewe
A832 until we pick up the A835 via Dingwall and then pick up the A9 to Inverness.
A9 down to Aviemore - stop here for a quick look at a ski resort without snow!
Follow the A9 down to Perth and stop at a suitable point to regroup cos this might be a suitable point to split up as the Edinburgh/Glasgow/Ayr and other southern area guys head off and the Aberdeen and north guys head back home…
Its a first pass, but you guys may have some specific ideas we could include too…