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 Post subject: Honeymoon road trip !!
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 7:54 pm 
West Midlands AEC
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Good evening MacRetro!!

I am getting married on August 11th and will then be spending the next 12 days on our honeymoon which will be a road trip around Scotland.

It also just so happens your National ride falls during this period and I already have a pass !! 8) whoooo hooooo

So bearing that location in mind I am looking for great ideas "must" places to visit etc . I am thinking west coast and island hopping maybe?

We are thinking depending on budget a mixture of camping/b&b/hotels but with the self-funded wedding costs getting bigger I think pot-noodles in farmers fields is more realistic ha,ha

Any known nice places to stay near the national ride venue would be fantastic too!! 8)

I look forward to any friendly help

cheers

daj


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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 8:20 pm 
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
Nooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dinna dae it laddie!!

Come tae Scotland though - its nice here :lol:

More useful advice to follow.................

Island hopping, although nice, isn't cheap if yer taking a car - Calmac fares are monoploytastical :cry:

Oh, August = MIDGES :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 9:11 pm 
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skye is a must see place and I would give glen coe a visit too avoid fort william but defo go to edinburgh 8)


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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 11:34 pm 
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Book the pods at innerleithen for a bit of comfort, although there are plenty of nice B&Bs. Are you bringing bikes or do you need a couple of loaners for the national?


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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 2:30 pm 
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The pods at Glentress I take it you mean TK? And yes good call, lovely area to stay for a couple of days. Peebles is a nice town.

I'm going to disagree with Gazz, everyone says Skye and it is lovely.....but for me its worth no more than a drive through. Personally I'd pick Mull, Tobermory is nice, Calgary beach is stunning and a trip to Iona and Staffa will be remembered for a long time. I'd recommend Harris too but its very isolated and theres not much to actually do but enjoy the scenery but it is amazing.

Agree with Glencoe, definitely worth a visit/drive. If you do go for Skye the road to Kintail is stunning. Stop off a Eilean Donan Castle and nip round to Plockton.


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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 2:42 pm 
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There are pods at Inners that were cheaper and looked a bit more Hobbit like....

http://www.tweedsidecaravanparkinnerlei ... 4529571413

they use these ones... http://www.thepod.info/


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Anywhere around the Plockton way 8)


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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 2:37 pm 
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Thank you people you have given us plenty to be getting on with, The direction we are heading is to dump the car and tour the isles on the bikes.

The pods have gone down VERY well too!! 8)

Ken, Thanks for the offer depending on how it pans out with the bikes we take I may need a rider for the national ride


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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 11:00 am 
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Daj I was offering a bike from macretro as a whole, if you took one of mine it isn't likely to have any wheels :)


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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 9:42 pm 
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Bring plenty of skin so soft midges will be out in season! As for Glen Coe spend a few days in Glen Etive which is just off the A82 ride down as far as you can go and you then come out at the tip of the Loch were there's ample room for parking and planty of wood for a fire!


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