Scotland

A cycling trip to Scotland in July 1985 with old school friend Mike Milburn. We took the train to Fort William and cycled to the Isle of Skye via the Mallaig ferry. It was raining on the west coast and the forecast was poor so we took the train from Kyle of Lochalsh east to Aviemore (via Inverness) and then cycled south to Perth. It stopped raining but we never saw the sun.

We stayed at SYHA youth hostels: Glen Nevis, Garramore (near Mallaig), Broadford (on Skye), Tomintoul, Braemar and Stirling.

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6 July 85
On the train north
7 July 85
Setting off from Glen Nevis Youth Hostel
7 July 85
Glenfinnan Monument at the head of Loch Shiel, on the Road to the Isles
8 July 85
Mallaig
8 July 85
On the ferry from Mallaig to Armadale, Skye
8 July 85
Approaching Broadford, Skye
9 July 85
Kyleakin, Skye
9 July 85
River Spey at Aviemore
9 July 85
Loch Pityoulish, near Aviemore
9 July 85
Upper Strath Avon, near Tomintoul
9 July 85
Tomintoul Youth Hostel
10 July 85
Setting off from Tomintoul Youth Hostel
10 July 85
Corgarff Castle
10 July 85
On the A939 south of the Lecht, approx 1800 ft
10 July 85
Braemar Castle
11 July 85
Spittal of Glenshee
11 July 85
Dalnaglar Castle, Glen Shee
11 July 85
Meikleour Beech Hedge
11 July 85
Balhousie Castle, Perth