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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:04 pm 
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I shall consult a guy from work from Arran who has kids, try and get the low down. You could mail the Arran MTB club too if you fancy a bit of biking, very welcoming folks. If your taking a bike take a pair of slicks and do a loop of the island, on a good day its a great ride. Lochranza is a nice bit but a week might be boring, the south(ish) of the island has a bit more going on, Whiting bay and Lamlash with a quick bus to Brodick. Plenty walking in the area too. Also if your wanting a ride let us know were not far away.....I'm looking at Arran just noo :)


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thanks :D


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The only thing that spoils Arran is the CalMac ferry prices to it


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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
Outdoor pursuits a-plenty - walking, climbing, birdwatching, fishing, cycling, castles, monuments, standing stones yadda yadda yadda :D

If the above and similar is your game then you shouldn't have any difficulty finding stuff to do.

However - if not, then the kids may struggle to be amused, there's not a lot of indoor type activities and the villages are pretty basic in terms of what they provide.


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But only if you take a car, foot passengers and cyclists its very reasonable indeed :wink:


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Go to the Sannox bay hotel and try the sweet chilli chicken. :D


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if we go in august is it going to be midge hell?


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orange71 wrote:
if we go in august is it going to be midge hell?


anytime between May - September can be midge heaven ( ie for the midges) so pot luck really - they are weather dependent to a degree but don't expect to miss them :lol:

this can be useful....

http://2010.midgeforecast.co.uk/

...for a laugh if nothing else :lol:


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well we're booked in for 1st week in June 8) Kildonan.


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orange71 wrote:
well we're booked in for 1st week in June 8) Kildonan.


nice small beach there and the hotel serves half decent nosh :D


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