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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:18 pm 
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It might be worth looking into the ferry from Zeebruge to Hull as it will save on driving time once you get to the UK.

There was a ferry that used to go to Rosyth just north of Edinburgh but I don't know if it runs anymore. I'll try to find out.


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I've just checked the Rosyth ferry but it is now freight only and no passengers. You can however get from Amsterdam to Newcastle which would save a huge amount of driving in the UK. Or Rotterdam to Hull. Going to Harwich gives you a 5 or 6 hour drive before you reach the Scottish border.


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Rosyth ferry opens in spring I think...http://www.norfolkline.eu/EN/Ferry_rout ... Zeebrugge/

Ferry options
Rotterdam to Harwich (9h15min drive to start)

These are longer ferry journeys so might cost more:

Zeebrugge to Rosyth (2h drive to start)
Amsterdam to Newcastle (4h15min drive to start)
Rotterdam or Zeebrugge - Hull (6h10min drive to start)


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Ah, I was looking at the Norfolkline ferry to Rosyth.


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you could be right - I think superfast were the old operator, but it looks like passenger only - could car hire at this end, one of us could drop off a rack or I could leave one at my parents near dunfermline (4 miles up the road),

But newcastle or Hull look like the easy options.


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Thanks guys. (Y)

I have made an assumption that august us a good month for riding. I think it is best to leave on a thursday evening and drive to the Bridge of Orchy hotel on the 4th of august and leave on the 8th.

I think we'll be doing Rotterdam-Hull as it is much cheaper per person. ONly disadvantage is more driving but more stopping at Little Chef :D

I'll suggest this over here and will let you guys know.

:D :D :D


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August = Midgies best with april/october but Mr P can confirm.


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I don;t think April is a good idea as we'll be driving to the lakes in May. I don't think my GF would like that...


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The midgies don't bother me, it's the bloody clegs. Evil little sods that they are. There are lots of things you can buy to keep the midgies away.


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Let me see if get this correct...

Midgies are musquitos right? But what are clegs?

I only had english in primary school :oops:


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