Islay, via Arran. Beautiful. You should do it!

Discussion in 'Scotland' started by paulcalf, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. I never believed it until I swam in it in the mid 80's :eek:
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  2. Great photos and write-up. Might consider simlar for next year as I am just about recovered from being traumatised by midges in Scotland 20 years ago.
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  3. Lovely stuff..:hattip:
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  4. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Supporter

    Great write up. We must get up there in the van soon :thumbsup:
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  5. Sounds like great holidays! And very nice pictures too.
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  6. Jack Tatty

    Jack Tatty Supporter and teachers pet

    Fantastic write up and pics. We did West of Scotland last year up as far as Oban. We need to do the islands at some point. @Cov1987 , Smidge is the stuff to keep the little buggers at bay :thumbsup:
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  7. Or skin so soft by Avon!
  8. MorkC68

    MorkC68 Administrator

    Fan bloody tastic!

    Thanks for posting these Paul, superb holiday, stunning scenery!
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  9. scrooge95

    scrooge95 Moderator and piggy bank keeper

    Great write up and photos. Sounds like a bloody ace trip Paul, and makes me think getting the van engine sorted and running sweet is very necessary.... this type of thing is what I bought it for! Next year the lake district and Scottish west coast for sure.
    Road trip!
  10. It's a fair old way for you South coasters, plan some stop overs enroute! It is amazing and even better if the weather is good.
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  11. yeah well worth it, loads stop off at Keswick on the way to Scotland, see you there :thumbsup:
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  12. Looks really nice and a great review. After just getting back from 5 days away to Wales already thinking of the next trip, this could be a contender.

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  13. looks like a great trip - must try it next year
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  14. Fantastic write Paul - soooo pleased it went well :thumbsup:

    I`ve been up there quite a few times and really enjoy the tranquility and relaxation Scotland offers . Never been in the van - that`s got to change :rolleyes:

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  15. Plan some nice trips away for when this is all over.

    Corona Times Bump.
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  16. Just re-read it again , thanks for the bump Paul - I NEED TO GO !!

  17. get it done after this is all over

    I know of a great free camper stop off point In Sheffield, so you can stop off en route
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  18. MorkC68

    MorkC68 Administrator

    We've started planning places to visit next year when we do the NC500 for three weeks, this thread has added another potential location :D
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  19. Little Nellie

    Little Nellie Supporter

    Great post! I went to Arran 20 years ago in my MK2 Golf Driver and camped. Closest place to England to get a real flavour of Scotland - like the lowlands in the south and the highlands in the north of the island due to the fault line running through the middle.

    I particularly recognise the campsite picture, so this is on the south eastern side of the island. I remember stoppy backs in the pub on the site. The landlord would literally go fishing and bring back lobsters and serve them up in the pub.

    Just need to go there now in my Bay.
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  20. Well I said we would try it in 2017 - unfortunately a heart by-pass got in the way. Thanks again for your original post Paul and the bump-
    So now the target is definitely next year - something to look forward to and celebrate our Golden wedding anniversary year- unless we have sold the bus .
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