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      05-10-2012, 03:26 PM   #1
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Scotland Road Trip

Hi Guys,

I am planning my Scotland / highland road trips at the moment. Wonder if any of you got some 'best' roads in your mind? please list them out!



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Check pistonheads forum, it has loads of info.

I'm heading to the highlands next month and it was a lot of help
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A82 Glasgow up to Fort William and then onto Kyle of Lochalsh
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Check pistonheads forum, it has loads of info.

I'm heading to the highlands next month and it was a lot of help
Yeah, I am going to highlands during the bank holiday weekend, will have a look at ph website

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Ask Paul he did this last year. I gave him some suggestions and a route at the time.

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A82 Glasgow up to Fort William and then onto Kyle of Lochalsh
Better take your A-Z though just in case the roads aren't on your Sat Nav
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      05-11-2012, 03:23 AM   #7
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A830 Fort William to Mallaig - fast sweeping bends, good road surface and fantastic scenery.
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It's simple. Stick to the west coast and you won't be disappointed. The east coast is just one big long motorway with speed cameras every 100 yards.

My advice would be to drive all the way west, ferry from Gourock to Dunoon, drive to Portavadie then ferry to Tarbert. Drive from Tarbert down to Machrihanish/Campbelltown and enjoy the beaches. The reason for this part of the journey is that very few people ever visit the Kintyre penninsula and it really is worth is. From machrihanish/Campbeltown head towards Oban then up towards Fort William. Anything north of Fort William will be twisty windy fun with great views.

To be honest it's pretty hard to go wrong with this part of the country.
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It's simple. Stick to the west coast and you won't be disappointed.

To be honest it's pretty hard to go wrong with this part of the country.
This ^^

Make sure you go all the way to Durness/John O'G.

Oh and definitely don't miss the minor road that goes over the top to Appledore - "pass of the cattle" or something in gaelic - I'll have to look it up now...
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Ooops Applecross!

Bealach na Ba ( Pass of the Cattle)
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This takes me back; the car not the road ( although it is in Scotland)

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Ooops Applecross!

Bealach na Ba ( Pass of the Cattle)

Heading here myself and Ullapool direct also seems to be good, the more I look the more I see. No way I'll be able to fit it all in, but really looking forward to the trip as its something I wanted to do for years.
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Great stuff, thanks guys, I will need some time to digest the information lol.

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There a tons of great routes, often people talk of the Highlands but there are great roads all over.

I've been lucky enough to spend a few years driving all over the country. I've been right out into the arse end of nowhere, drove to the end of many single track roads, places I'd never have went of my own volition and pretty much all of them have been great.

The west coast gets good press but for example some of the best roads are in rural Aberdeenshire, my advice don't discount anything. Even the A9 which does have some cameras (the most northerly being at Blair Atholl iirc) is a good drive and it's the quickest way to get to the Highlands if that is what you are after.

I started putting a route together on Google Maps, it's 1100miles and there's a lot more I'd like to add

Whichever route you pick I'm sure you'll love it! If you plan to do it in the summer then be warned the A9 and A82 will be busy. These two roads are the tourist highway and will be full of coaches, caravans, trucks and car club convoys.
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From Gretna
J 14 Elvanfoot
Thornhill
St. Johns Town of Dalry
Ayr
Largs
Gourock
Ferry to Dunoon
Inveraray
Lochgilphead
Oban
Connel Bridge
South Ballachulish
Fort William
Invergarry
Dornie
Lochcarron
Applecross
Kinlochewe
Gairloch
Aultbea
Ullapool
Durness
Thurso
Latheron
Inverness
Elgin
Aberlour
Grantown-on-Spey
Newtonmore
Spean Bridge
Fort William
Ballachulish
Glencoe
Tyndrum
Crianlarich
Killin
Aberfeldy
Crieff
St. Fillans
Callander
Aberfoyle

Done.
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From Gretna
J 14 Elvanfoot
Thornhill
St. Johns Town of Dalry
Ayr
Largs
Gourock
Ferry to Dunoon
Inveraray
Lochgilphead
Oban
Connel Bridge
South Ballachulish
Fort William
Invergarry
Dornie
Lochcarron
Applecross
Kinlochewe
Gairloch
Aultbea
Ullapool
Durness
Thurso
Latheron
Inverness
Elgin
Aberlour
Grantown-on-Spey
Newtonmore
Spean Bridge
Fort William
Ballachulish
Glencoe
Tyndrum
Crianlarich
Killin
Aberfeldy
Crieff
St. Fillans
Callander
Aberfoyle

Done.
Great, thanks mate

I have been looking on the internet and maps, starting to plan the route, hope i can cover a good selection of the places you mentioned

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Great, thanks mate

I have been looking on the internet and maps, starting to plan the route, hope i can cover a good selection of the places you mentioned

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You're very welcome. It's a monster of a route but there are some cracking roads in there.
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This takes me back; the car not the road ( although it is in Scotland)

That road looks fcukin awesome!!!

Must be lots of police around these types of roads? surely....
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A82 Glasgow up to Fort William and then onto Kyle of Lochalsh
As above, one of the best roads ever...enjoy.
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Reached home at 4am yesterday!

Thanks for all the suggestions and recommendations of the roads...etc.

The trip was simply amazing, as well as driving! I will upload some photos when I have settled down and sort out the car.

The car played up a little bit, and turned into limp mode after some A road driving! Just read some code this afternoon, turned out to be Vanos Solenoid, think the car needs to visit dealership soon, and hope its covered under the extended warranty!
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That road looks fcukin awesome!!!

Must be lots of police around these types of roads? surely....
YES! I have seen them with a 'Laser' Gun detecting speed.
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