- Scottish folk
I’ve kind of realised this weekend is my ‘birthday’ weekend, so I might as well do something and I fancy having a wander about in some of the snow that’s heading your way and taking in some sights (I’ve never been to Scotland apart from a work-stint at the Glasgow office).
I was thinking Loch Lomond, but only because that’s all I know to think of, but are there any suggestions on the more south side, that will be snowy tomorrow and worthy of a road-trip up?
I won’t be taking a bike – just me, a camera, some lunch and plenty of fuel in the car.Posted 3 years agoBreganteSubscriber
Just a thought of you’re at a loose end, Rich?Posted 3 years ago
Thanks Rickon and I hear you – but half the reason for wanting to get away is that I already live 650ft up and I’m just sat here listening to the wind howling and watching water piss into the house until the windows are fitted and pointing is done next week.
I just fancy a day of escape. I’ll mop up when I get back.Posted 3 years agokcrMember
It’s been unseasonably warm, but midges in January is a new one…
If you want to go for a walk, I’d second the suggestion of the Arrochar Alps or hills north of Callander. Easy to get to and a short drive from Glasgow if you want to look round the city.
If you decide to go east instead, you’ve got Edinburgh and some nice lower level walks in the Pentlands, right outside the city.
Lots of stuff to do either side without spending your weekend driving north.
Doesn’t feel much like snow at the moment, just wet and wild.Posted 3 years agomaccruiskeenSubscriber
Theres plenty of nice bits of Galloway and the borders, but although closer to Leeds as the crow flies theres maybe a bit too much A / B road driving time getting to them for a short trip so maybe ‘sort of round Glasgow’ is easier to plan for – gets you into the scenery without too much time on minor routes that might be disrupted by the snow tonight/tomorrow. Loch Lomond is an obvious choice really. But similarly quick to get to is ‘around Dunoon’ where you can get a nice mix views across sea to mountains.
So that would be scooting through and beyond Glasgow on the M8 – tiny ferry across the clyde from Greenock to Dunoon and a travel around that peninsula between the clyde and Loch Fyne – maybe a bite to eat here, accom in Tighnabruaich is normally pretty affordable – island hop back via Bute maybe.
I’m about Glasgow on Sunday if you fancy coffee and cake
Its going to be a bit of wild day tomorrow possibly so maybe keep your plans flexible
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I’d head to the east side of Loch Lomond/Trossachs or Three lochs Way. Oak tree inn is good. Drovers Inn can be disappointing. Dunno why people love it. Snow will still be quite high up. Assume you will be stuck on the mountain overnight if you climb. Conic Hill will be fine, Ben lomond could be interesting. Ferries are a stupid idea right now.
http://www.balmillig.co.uk for accomodation if they have space.Posted 3 years agorugbydickSubscriber
Oak Tree in Balmaha (E Side of Loch Lomond) is a very good shout, but will be fairly busy tomorrow as there’s a gathering of runners for a training weekend on the West Highland Way.
Looking at the weather forecast for tomorrow, I’d cancel any plans to go up anything high (90 mph gusts forecast).Posted 3 years ago
Looks like Lomond won’t be far enough northPosted 3 years agokm79Member
It’s going to be wild, especally Saturday (and Monday if you stay that long). Really, not the best time for a visit. One of the things about Scotland is knowing when to just bin it and stay at home.
Winds of 50mph+ are forecast around Loch Lomond/Arrochar for all day tomorrow. That’s not even a hill forecast, so if you are up walking in the hills it wont be pleasant. A82, A83 and many other roads were closed for parts of today due to fallen trees and land slips. M74, M8 and M9 motorways have had closures as well due to lorries blown over. It’s not a journey I’d make from Leeds for a weekend like this.Posted 3 years ago
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