Scottish West Coast

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Scottish West Coast

Postby joeytalent » Thu May 14, 2015 10:51 am

I'm just back from a 600 mile trip through Glencoe to Applecross, camping for a night then down to Skye, across the A86/A9 to Pitlochry and camping for a second night then back home to Edinburgh.

Fantastic roads, terrible weather and some absolutely awful driving from HGVs. However, nothing detracts from Bealach na Bà - here's a video of the run over the top:


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Re: Scottish West Coast

Postby Si » Thu May 14, 2015 9:41 pm

That's brilliant - thanks for sharing! Always wondered what I'd been missing out on, but not so sure I'd have been able to drive it at such speed myself ;)
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Re: Scottish West Coast

Postby joeytalent » Fri May 15, 2015 9:13 am

Si wrote:That's brilliant - thanks for sharing! Always wondered what I'd been missing out on, but not so sure I'd have been able to drive it at such speed myself ;)


Haha! I've got the run back over as well, but that's mostly just a montage of clouds.
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Re: Scottish West Coast

Postby joeytalent » Fri May 15, 2015 1:10 pm

Oh, here's the footage of some of the aforementioned HGV driving:

https://youtu.be/d2kSlDUQyrw
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Re: Scottish West Coast

Postby zebedee » Fri May 15, 2015 2:58 pm

Wow, that was lucky. Image
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Re: Scottish West Coast

Postby Sprockutt » Fri May 15, 2015 4:41 pm

Nice post! Brings back memories from my road trip to Applecross and Lochinver in 2013.

Makes me want to plan another trip.
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Re: Scottish West Coast

Postby joeytalent » Fri May 15, 2015 11:31 pm

Return leg over Applecross is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3iyOO1GapI

Was a lot cloudier, and very wet!
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Re: Scottish West Coast

Postby ColinB » Sat May 16, 2015 11:36 am

When I went to Applecross the weather was fantastic. We live in a beautiful country.
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