Scotland and Lake District 2010

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Christian RA40XT, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. Christian RA40XT

    Christian RA40XT Don't Panic!

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    So I am a new Member of the ADV Forum. I want to show you some pics of my last trip to Scotland and the Lake District in Northern England.
    Driven km 4500. about 1.000.000 Midges...unbelievable beautiful landscape...and very nice people of Scotland and England!!

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    Departure from Amsterdam.
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    Scotish/English border....

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    Through the Lowlands.

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    Near of Galloway

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    Mull of Galloway

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    A piper who was very upset because of lots of japanese tourists who didn't spend some money to him :-)

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    Auf der Isle of Skye

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    Isle of Skye....

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    Highlander Castle :-)

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    Applecross.....

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    Camping site in Durness..awesome Pub nearby....

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    Blackheaded Seagull "Horst" tries to steal my socks...

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    On the way to John O'Groats..

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    This guy had sold Ewan McGregor und Charley Boorman Fish & Chips ....and me too..my first!!! und they were good!!

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    South to Inverness:

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    Camping Site in Inverness...

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    Neighbours bike... nice sound...

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    Invited from 3 english bikers to a very good breakfeast....

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    Loch Ness!!!!

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    Fort Augusta...

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    Isle of Lewis (outer Heberides)...

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    Lighthouse at Butt of Ness

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    Isle of Lewis...

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    Nice guy met on the camping site on the Isle of Lewis

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    Still Isle of Lewis....

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    Lake District..National Park Northern England...

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    BIKERS DREAM!!!!! YES YES YES!!!!!
    Hardknotpass GREAT!!!!!

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    Back in Scotland....Jedburgh...

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    Ah what a handsome devil ;-)

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    Holy Island....

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    Newcastle

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  2. GreatScott

    GreatScott Back Road Adventurer

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    :clap Great Pic's Thanks for Posting. That is my dream trip.
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  3. JCWhite

    JCWhite Obsessive Compulsive

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    WOW unbelievable, beautiful landscapes, also a dream trip of mine.:thumb
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  4. Yooper_Bob

    Yooper_Bob Long timer

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    Very nice.....:dllama
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  5. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    Beautiful :thumb Thanks for sharing your ride and pics.

    Moved to Ride Reports.
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  6. vegasrandall

    vegasrandall Adventurer

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    Wonderful pictures but how did you communicate with the locals.I've got some scot friends who communicate via a series of grunts,moans and facial twitches that is totally ununderstandable to me.
    Wonderful people.
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  7. eurorider1

    eurorider1 Adventurer

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    God I miss Scotland !!

    Sango Sands campsite in Durness in amazing.
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  8. Brummbär

    Brummbär Pathfinder

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    Hi Christian!

    Looking great. We´ve been there in August 2010, but we took the "short round" (no Islands!). Ferry from Amsterdam to Newcastle, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen, Inverness, Helmsdale, Durness, Ullapool, Fort Augustus, Nevis Range, Glasgow, Newcastle, Amsterdam.

    As you said, wonderful Land, nice People, fascinating Sights but we were lucky with the Midges( seemed they didn´t like us:lol3)

    perhaps we´ll repeat this journey... someday...:freaky
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  9. Kostopraff

    Kostopraff Been here awhile

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    My dream to visit Scotland! Super!
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  10. Wolfgang55

    Wolfgang55 Long timer

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    Ahhhh, you've done a most proper job indeed.

    Can see you're a man of few words & many pix, GOOD
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  11. fyre42

    fyre42 Been here awhile

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    Amazing pics! Thanks for sharing :freaky
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  12. philsb

    philsb Gentleman of Leisure

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    The Lake District is my favourite area in the UK. The Hardnot pass is certainly a buttock clencher, there was no way I was going to stop going up there. My R1200R combined with my short fat hairy legs would have meant disaster if I had stopped.
    The "Road to the Isles", Fort William to Mallaig is another beautiful ride. I've spent 5 weeks at Mallaig in August and hardly had 7 dry days. Scotland is green 'cos it rains - a lot. The English need a translator in Glasgow- (watch Taggert a Scots detective TV series:rofl)
    There's still lots of beautiful Britain to see.

    Phil
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  13. IslandMonkey

    IslandMonkey Been here awhile

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    Glad you had a good time in Blighty. I'm heading up to Scotland for a week in May/June so this report has just increased my anticipation.
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  14. Dr LC8

    Dr LC8 ...soon or later

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    I've been in England for more than 5 years now and I haven't ride any norther than Dumfries and Galloway Forrest park:cry
    What a shame!

    Ciao

    Nic
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  15. cosybike

    cosybike Adventurer

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    but see that bit at the bottom left of Scotland with all the islands. Argyll and Bute.

    YOU ALL MISS IT OUT! Please stop blasting up the A82 or the A9. You are Missing a great bit!! I can't get excited about aberdeen - dundee,
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  16. Christian RA40XT

    Christian RA40XT Don't Panic!

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    Thanks for all the nice responses .

    @cosybike: Yes you're right. But it wasn't the last time I visited Scotland :clap.
    Next time I will also visit this part of this beautiful country.

    @eurorider1: YES!! Sango Sands is a great campsite! Incredible view!

    @vegasrendall: The communication with the locals is really special:D At my second day near Galloway I was stopped by an officer of the Beach Patrol. I wonder if I did something wrong and was a bit afraid. The officer talked to me and I Thought..."WHAT the HELLL??? What kind of language is that??? I don't understand a word!!" But as he saw my facial expression he laughed and told me in perfect understandable englisch that I have to be carefull the next 2 Miles because there are some sportsmen on the road.
    Very nice people the scots!
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  17. Dessert Storm

    Dessert Storm Dances With Drunks

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    Great report :clap

    Your photos do justice to (IMO) the most beautiful part of the UK.
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  18. Avispao

    Avispao Hornet 900 Adventurer

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    Great pics! They remembered me my trip as you visited much of the same places.
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  19. Rotten Ronnie

    Rotten Ronnie Crash

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    Brilliant! A trip like this is something I'd love to do one day.

    Thanks for sharing.
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  20. gnuse

    gnuse Ride to Fly

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    Great report and photos. Dream trip for me! Thanks for sharing.
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