Monthly Archives: August 2010

Day 16 – 24/7/2010 – Into the far north: Poolewe, Wester Ross to Rhiconich, Sutherland. 102 miles.

Route plan for the day’s cycling: The day began well: I was invited inside by the caravanners I had met the previous evening and treated to a fantastic bacon roll with coffee! I then sorted my laundry, which took until … Continue reading

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Day 15 – 23/7/2010 – Liathach traverse before cycling from Torridon to Poolewe. 6.5 miles hiking, 36 miles cycling.

Route plan for the day’s walking: Route plan for the day’s cycling: I was up and packed early in the morning. By 10am, after cycling to the bottom of Liathach and locking my bike in some nearby woodland, I was … Continue reading

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Day 14 – 22/7/2010 – Strome Ferry to Torridon via the Bealach na Ba mountain pass. Evening walk up Beinn Damh for a spectacular sunset. 62 miles cycling, 7 miles walking

Route plan for the day’s cycling: Route plan for the day’s walking: As forecast, the northerly had brought with it perfect cycling weather, providing excellent clear views over Loch Carron. Up bright and early, I made it to Lochcarron village … Continue reading

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Day 13 – 21/7/2010 – From Isle of Rum through Skye to Strome Ferry, Wester Ross, Mainland. 34 miles cycling, 22 miles on ferry.

Route plan for the day’s journey: I woke late in the morning, and with the ferry to catch at 3pm I decided against further exploration on Rum. Instead I relaxed in my tent and pondered my options for the rest … Continue reading

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Day 12 – 20/7/2010 – A day exploring Rum. 13 mile return walk to Guirdil Bothy.

Route plan for the day’s walking: I was told in the morning that I should have joined the Ceilidh, but I hadn’t wanted to intrude and was glad to have bagged Askival. I was nevertheless invited to join the evening’s … Continue reading

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Day 11 – 19/7/2010 – Mallaig, Lochaber, Highland to Isle of Rum, Small Isles. 30 miles on ferry. 10 mile walk on Rum Cuillin hills.

Route plan for the day’s ferry journey: Route plan for the day’s walking: It was raining when I woke up, but I couldn’t be late for the ferry to Rum, so I braved packing away my tent in the rain, … Continue reading

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Day 10 – 18/7/2010 – Tobermory, Mull to Mallaig, Lochaber, Highland. 62 miles cycling, 5 miles ferry.

Route plan for the day’s cycling: After packing and paying at the campsite, I headed for the ferry terminal where I met the two cyclists from the previous day, who were also waiting for the ferry to Kilchoan on Ardnamurchan. … Continue reading

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