Newtonmore to Spean Bridge

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Newtonmore to Spean Bridge

Postby Rugger » Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:34 pm

What a great little road.......drove it recently in the "other" car. Quiet (might be a different story in the summer) unspoiled some great scenery and a few nice twisty bits thrown in...........will be back in the summer with the 5

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Postby poing » Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:09 pm

Just want to second that. Also haven't done it in the 5 yet so hopefully this summer :wink:
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Postby Detritus » Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:21 pm

I have. :D It's brilliant. 8)
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Postby skinnydoug » Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:31 am

What a great little road...


You're not wrong.

I used to live in Aberdeen and have reason to travel from there to a place near Mallaig perhaps 5 or 6 times a year. It was splendid.

The bit between Spean Bridge and Fort William ate my car once though. :oops: :cry:

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Postby The Pram » Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:32 am

I'm planning a weekend run to the west coast and was going to be heading north before we go west. Looks like a good addition to the route.
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Postby PaulDS » Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:03 am

The Pram wrote:I'm planning a weekend run to the west coast and was going to be heading north before we go west. Looks like a good addition to the route.
Will show you the plan on Sunday.


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Postby The Pram » Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:05 am

Do you want to do a combined planning effort Paul? I'll send you what I have so far.
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Postby BillB » Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:53 am

Lorraine, if you need any route recce'd, just give me a shout. I will be most happy to check out a planned route for you.
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Postby Gordon & Sue T » Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:28 pm

I did this road on 1st Aug 09 on my Moto Guzzi Cali 1100, or at least I tried to. Lost it on a right hander at Loch Lagan, I think, and wrote the bike off.
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Postby liathach » Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:17 pm

A nice stretch of road. I've holidayed in the area (Ardverikie Estate as in Monarch of the Glen) for a number of years and never tire of it. I does become much busier in summer (from May onwards) and many tour buses use it.

Pram, is your planned run going to be a NSE run?
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Postby BillB » Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:58 pm

Gordon & Sue T wrote:I did this road on 1st Aug 09 on my Moto Guzzi
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Talk about 'Back to the future'. Must have been in a DeLorian. :D :D
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Postby Rostra » Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:40 pm

LOL - we towed our ancient caravan along that road last summer after our holiday on Mull - not quite the same experience as yours! And I´ll bet you were glad not to be behind us. 8)
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Postby Stonehaven » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:15 pm

Lots of 5 fun many times in the last 10 years on that road - I have some pics of the original NS Scotland club outing to Skye in Apr 99, stopped along there - 10 cars I think including (at that time) one of the new Mk2s!
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Postby PaulDS » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:22 pm

Stonehaven wrote:Lots of 5 fun many times in the last 10 years on that road - I have some pics of the original NS Scotland club outing to Skye in Apr 99, stopped along there - 10 cars I think including (at that time) one of the new Mk2s!



Where are they then ????

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Postby IanH » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:47 pm

Been up and down that road a few times and it is definitely a good one, I feel an outing for the new car coming on 8)
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Postby Stonehaven » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:29 pm

PaulDS wrote:
Stonehaven wrote:Lots of 5 fun many times in the last 10 years on that road - I have some pics of the original NS Scotland club outing to Skye in Apr 99, stopped along there - 10 cars I think including (at that time) one of the new Mk2s!



Where are they then ????

Pictures that is.


Just scanned some in for you, our car / wife's car is the Gleneagles, wife is driving it in the one pic where it is at the front, now need to get back to work...

P.S. Can anyone spot their own car? One of the cars still has the same owner, but had a new engine after this trip.

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Postby tjay » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:18 am

Hi,can someone tell me how to post photos in the forum ads ? cheers :oops:
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Postby Stonehaven » Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:02 am

You need to upload them to somewhere like Photobucket then paste your links into the pots using the [img] button above the text box and then the 'Close tags' at the end of the image URL.
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Postby PaulDS » Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:44 pm

Great shots Mark
Mountains look good in the background.
Who were the folks out that day?
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Postby The Pram » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:49 pm

Yep, looks like a good day was had. Where did you go? Can we do it again?
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