Have a wee look at my thoughts on the MEV Road Trip (Scotland) Friday Southwaite Services to Luss (Loch Lomond) M6, - M74, - M8, - M898,- A898, Over Erskine Bridge onto A82 to Luss Camping & Caravan Park 134 Miles Google Time 2h 15min
Saturday Luss (Loch Lomond) to Fort William A82 Over Ballachulish Bridge Along The Shore of Loch Linnhe to Fort William 76 Miles Google Time 1h 50min
********** Lunch in Fort William **********
Fort William to Pitlochry A82, - A86, - A889, - A9 76 Miles Google Time 1h 40min
Pitlochry to Falkirk Wheel A9, - M9, - A9 75 Miles 1h 30min
*********** Diner in Falkirk **********
Falkirk Wheel to Loch House Farm Camp Site A9, - M9, - A706 12 Miles Google Time 0h 22min
Sunday Members Make Their Way Home East Members Down A1/M1 West Down M8/M74/M6
This will take in some spectacular scenery of Loch's & Glens. It's bee a long time since I have been up that neck of the wood so might take a run round the route if that is the one the members decide on. Also will have to check what the Camp sites are like.
The Bealach na Ba rises to 2,053ft in height from sea level in about five miles, and is the most spectacular pass in Scotland. It also provides some of the most challenging driving in the country. It is single track throughout and the warning signs at its foot, including one (which we think is unique in Scotland) deterring learner drivers, should be taken seriously: see image above left. Another warns that the road is often closed in winter conditions. The crux of the pass is as the road climbs the headwall of the corrie to the east of the highest point. Here it zig-zags upwards in a way that feels more alpine than Scottish.
“Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body. But rather, to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming .... WOW what a ride.”
Would love to go up to Applecross area on a road trip with the MEV. But we have to think of the long trip home for the ones that have to travel home to the south of England on the Sunday. If the Lads would like to extend the trip to head back down south on the Monday then we could go to Applecross and stay over on the Saturday night. Then head over to Inverness and down the A9 to the campsite close the Falkirk on the Sunday and then the lads head down south on the Monday.
Its a good choice with the limited time frame you are working to. And since the boys from down South need to be back for Sunday night then to do more would make it a chore instead of fun. That's not to say that the northern boys couldn't to a longer trip say applecross,ullapool,lairg or even further north?There is so much,deeside,braemar A93 Blairgowrie etc but you have to start somewhere. Cheers John