The Edinburgh H.U. Community are planning an informal weekend 'travelling meet' for the weekend of 19th to 21st September. The plan - begun in the pub like these things are - is to put our money where our mouths are: As a community of travellers, surely the best activity for a weekend would be to go touring?
So the plan is this: have a number of times and places throughout the weekend where we will 'definately' be. That way, people can join or leave as they can manage/see fit. We are hoping this flexibility will encourage people to travel up from further south. Perhaps some of you with a couple of days leave burning a hole in your pockets could pop up to meet us on Friday or Saturday?
We've decided on an itinerary that shows our country at its beautiful best. Great views, superb roads, excellent food and drink and, like all the best trips; a ferry ride to an island! Here it is:
4 pm: Official start: Castle Street, Edinburgh. DougieB will be there waiting!
6 pm: Tyndrum. Lovely chips at the real food cafe.
Overnight: Gorton Sands Campsite (on the Mallaig Road)
Late Morning: Mallaig to Armadale ferry to SKYE! Perhaps Scotlands most beautiful Island. (Cost £12.90 bike & passenger)
1 pm: Lunch on Skye. Location to be decided. Back to the mainland via the bridge.
7 pm: Dinner at the famous Applecross Inn. The langoustines are amazing! Followed by
Overnight: Applecross Campsite.
The ride home. Across to the A9 and South. Lunch/Dinner locations decided on the day.
You will notice the itinerary is pretty sparse. We hope this will help keep the informal, relaxed atmosphere we intend for the weekend.
Please note, ** NOTHING WILL BE BOOKED! ** We're just going to ride and turn up like independant travellers do! However, at that time of year, there should be no difficulty. The campsites will be forewarned, though, just to keep things running smoothly.
This means you can choose to stay at the 'official' campsite, or another one, or stay in a B&B. You can eat with the pack or pack your own lunch. Whatever you like!
Please let us know if you want to come along though, so we have some idea of numbers.
Link to Applecross Inn and Applecross Campsite.:
Applecross Peninsula - Wester Ross, Scotland - Mountain and Sea Guides - Applecross Inn - Applecross Campsite - Flower Tunnel cafe/bar