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