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Post Easter Weekend - Ullapool
Sat 27th Apr 2019 to Mon 29th Apr 2019
organised by Central Scotland
 Meeting Point : Tesco Extra Perth 
 Departure Time : 10:00: 

The Post Easter Weekend - Ullapool here we come again.

Saturday 27th to Monday 29th April 2019

For our 2019 Easter weekend run (not quite Easter as we have moved the dates to the following weekend) we’ll be returning  one of the very best areas of Scotland in which to enjoy driving your MX-5, Ullapool, Wester Ross.

We absolutely love this wild and beautiful area of Scotland, dominated by imposing mountains and breathtaking scenery. When you include some of the very best MX-5 style roads in Europe (which should be even quieter after the Easter weekend), the area is absolutely worth visiting whatever the weather.

Read all about our previous visits to this area in 2016, 2017 and 2018


Our accommodation for two nights will be at The Royal Hotel, Garve Road, Ullapool. IV26 2SY Tel: 01854 612181

Once again we have managed to negotiate a great deal with the hotel with only a very modest increase of £10 per couple.

  • Dinner Bed and Breakfast in a balcony room (where avaiable) overlooking Loch Broom for only £150.00 per couple per night.
  • A room for single occupancy is £70 DB&B per night

  • The hotel is holding 20 rooms for us until the end of January. To avoid disappointment make sure you phone the hotel to book your room ASAP. 
    Make sure you quote The MX5 Central to ensure you receive the above rates.

    A slight change to the “normal” is that the run homeward will not be programmed, allowing you to chose which way you would like to go, be it down to Kyle and across to Fort William, or back to Inverness and down Loch Ness, or cutting back to take in Pitlochry and Perth. Your choice.

    Event Organisers: Raymond & Marcia


    We will not be having any egg decoration competitions this time, but we are still having the egg rolling competion with the famous Wattie Launcher Apparatus. So please bring along a hard boiled egg - only decoration  needed on the egg is your name so we can identify the winners.

    A raffle will also be held with the proceeds this year going to our chosen charity for 2019.
    Donations of prizes are always welcome.

    Royal Hotel Rooms Booked To Date

    02 - Maria & Jim
    04 - Wattie & Janet
    06 - Ali & Drew
    08 - Rosie & Alan
    10 - Evan & Carol
    12 - Fiona & Peter
    14 - Dawn & Steven
    16 - Karine & Hugh
    17 - Dave
    18 - Ian
    20 - Willie & Rina


    Route distance - 186 miles
    Start point: Tesco Car Park, Crieff Road, Perth (Assemble 9:30 for 10:00 Start)
    1st Stop: Glenshee Ski Centre (Toilets)
    2nd Stop: The Garth Hotel, Granton on Spey. Lunch -Soup,  Sandwiches & tea/coffee for £10.50 per head.
    3rd Stop: Tesco Extra, Inverness to top up with fuel
    4th Stop: Dolphin and Seal Centre, North Kessock (Toilets & Re-group)
    5th Stop: Ullapool

    1 - Right click here to Download TomTom Sat Nav Itinerary.

    2 - Click here to download route document. Print off your own copy if you want it.

    3 - Click here for Google map of route.

    Click here for instructions on how to download file to your TomTom.


    Route distance 103 miles
    Start point: Royal Hotel, Ullapool (Assemble 9:30 for 9:45 Start)
    The Easter Sunday drive takes us deep into Assynt, passing through Lochinver, Clashnessie, Drumbeg and Kylesku. The magnificent mountain views of Stac Pollaidh, Suilven and Canisp are just a small sample of the stunning views and spectacular scenery we’ll encounter during the day.

    This run will be shorter than usual which allows us to have more stops for photos, toilets etc. We intend to spend around an hour in Lochinver for lunch at the Pie Shop or other venue of your choice and a stop at Kylesku for photo stop.  We will also have the egg rolling competition  after lunch at Clashnessie on route. So remember to bring your hard-boiled egg along.

    1 - Right click here to Download TomTom Sat Nav Itinerary.

    2 - Click here for Google map of route here.


    We have several return routes used in previous years-

    1. 2016 route via Fort William ending at Green Welly, Tyndrum
    2. 2017 route via Granton on Spey ending at Perth
    3. 2018 route via Aviemore, ending at Lochearnhead

    If you want to choose any of these, then go to the relevant run page and download route. If not choose your own way home.

    Your Comments
    21st Dec 2018 12:02 :: Peter & Fiona
    Room booked

    21st Dec 2018 20:24 :: Steven & Dawn
    Please add us to this run. Room booked

    7th Jan 2019 19:15 :: Hugh & Karine
    Room Booked, Rarin' to go!

    28th Jan 2019 19:05 :: Dave
    Please add me, room booked

    1st Feb 2019 09:55 :: Ian
    Room booked

    27th Mar 2019 13:38 :: Willie and Rina
    Room booked

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