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 Post subject: Kintyre
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:44 pm 
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Bit of a request from a southern Jessie, thinking of going on holiday this year near Tayinloan on the Kintyre peninsula, anybody got any info on the riding up there as there seems to be a reasonable selection of forests that look like they've got tracks through them but you never can tell.
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 Post subject: Re: Kintyre
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:43 am 
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Hello mate, im from Campbeltown about 17 miles south of Tayinloan. Not a lot of riding there at all. Mainly fire road runs. Fine if your going with the kids for a bit of a jaunt but no real mountainbiking whatsoever. Pray god tell me why you have chosen Tayinloan as your destination though? there is nothing there, and i mean nothing. There is the Fire Tower trail at Lochgilphead which you pass through on your way down to Tayinloan though and thats not too bad


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 Post subject: Re: Kintyre
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:14 am 
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Beach, hence no midges (wife reacts badly) as Point Sands campsites on the beach, peace and quiet for us and the dogs , if there's no riding then I might be changing my plans .
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 Post subject: Re: Kintyre
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:42 pm 
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what about the solway firth? there must be a campsite near a beach there and tons of riding to be done


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 Post subject: Re: Kintyre
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:41 pm 
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That's an option but as we had a Static at Brighouse Bay for about 20 years we're looking for new areas to explore , personally I like Arisaig further up but the wife's after a change as we've been there for the last 5 ish years.
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 Post subject: Re: Kintyre
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:36 pm 
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Nice enough place with the beach but TBH that's about it, unless you could get the boat across to Jura - if its running this summer. Think funding may have been stopped but could be wrong. If yer into roadbiking then Islay might be worth a shout, but ferry fares can be prohibitive unfortunately.

eg..... http://www.rideofthefallingrain.net/

Always fancied that one :idea:


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 Post subject: Re: Kintyre
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:02 pm 
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Matthews wrote:
Beach, hence no midges (wife reacts badly) as Point Sands campsites on the beach, peace and quiet for us and the dogs , if there's no riding then I might be changing my plans .
Matthew



remembered this - since when did beaches = nae midgies :?:

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