Must see adventure riding England-Scotland?

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  1. jimmibanke

    jimmibanke Been here awhile

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    Hi

    A friend of mine and I have decided to take a 2 weeks adventure trip up through England and Scotland from 22th june to 7th juli we are taking the euro tunnel.

    Any spectacular places you can recormmend? we like great nature and offroad :freaky we are all ears!:ear
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  2. mousitsas

    mousitsas Long timer

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    Go to a Village called 'Tongue' in the very north of Scotland and from there, take the road to Ulapool. Amazing scenery. Isle of Skye is also a must!

    The list of places to ride in Scotland is truly endless...
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  3. zeropoint

    zeropoint Been here awhile

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    try these:

    http://www.twistyride.com/contentArticles/roads/Best-Motorbike-Rides.html

    http://www.bestbikingroads.com/moto...-in-united-kingdom-/united-kingdom-__134.html


    legal off road is trickier. try here for up to date trail information:

    http://www.trf.org.uk


    As a very rough guide for a speed run to the action I would make for the west first. Come in on the M20, keep west on M26 and join the M25 still heading west. Come off at the M40 and head for oxford but once there follow the ring road and get to Burford. Ride the A 424 all the way up and keep following onto the A44 to Evesham.....head towards the Malvern Hills then come south a little towards Ross on Wye. Check out Symonds Yat. Get into the Brecon Beacons then head north up towards Snowdonia. Check out Ben Nevis. Now come back into England, head for the Peak District and Winnats Pass. From there onto the Lake District and Hardknott pass.....etc etc.

    Glencoe pass in scotland, the road to Applecross. anywhere along the west coast really and on the isle of skye....basically just plot yourself a route that takes in as many of the National Parks as possible. If you love nature they will not disappoint.


    have fun, watch out for the midges in scotland and get the speed cameras loaded on your satnav if you have one......
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  4. jimmibanke

    jimmibanke Been here awhile

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    Thats brilliant! Really nice to have some waypoints to head at! :clap
    Will look in to it right away! Thanks mates:-)
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  5. jimmibanke

    jimmibanke Been here awhile

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    If you ever come to Denmark, I'll show you places here:D cheers
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  6. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

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    This won't tell you where to go but it'll tell you the best tarmac route to get there:

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  7. mountaincadre

    mountaincadre Been here awhile

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    Another classic route in Scotland is Perth-Blairgowrie-Ballater-Nairn, takes you through the heart of the Cairngorms.
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    scootac Just a Traveler

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    You mean the road along the coast or the one more inland?
    My wife and I will be there in May,,, not on a bike though,,, and looking for the good roads and scenery too.
    Isle of Skye is already on our list.:D
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  9. Timpo

    Timpo NORTH WALES TRF.

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    ?....
    :huh
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  10. ScotchBonnet

    ScotchBonnet Adventurer

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    Agreed. This ^^has some classic riding in it. If you go over the 'Lecht Ski centre road' to Tomintoul from around Ballater and on to Aviemore it is truly superb and you might even find places you can be a little offroad ;)
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  11. Harty

    Harty Bloody Good Bloke!

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    He meant Scafell Pike :wink:
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  12. Dr LC8

    Dr LC8 ...soon or later

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    I always love to ride in north west Wales.

    Ciao

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  13. redmurty

    redmurty Been here awhile

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    If your going to Scotland you cannot go wrong just going up the west coast.

    cheers Spud
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