I just finished making all the complicated accommodation and train bookings – with the elusive bike spaces – for the next 2 weeks of my adventure. I leave home again in a couple of days. I have had requests to post my itinerary ahead of time, so here it is!
Monday 27th June: Trains from Hathersage to Aberdeen. Stay in Aberdeen.
Tuesday 28th June: Train to Elgin – cycle east to Peterhead (maps 28, 29 and 30) – and then cycle back to Aberdeen. Stay in Aberdeen.
Wednesday 29th June: Train to Glasgow. Stay in Glasgow.
Thursday 30th June: Morning train to Mallaig, evening boat to Lochboisdale, South Uist. Stay in Daliburgh.
Friday 1st July: Cycle to Eriskay, morning ferry from Eriskay to Barra, cycle around Barra and Vatersay, Ferry back to Eriskay, cycle back to Lochboisdale (map 31). Stay in Daliburgh.
Saturday 2nd July: Early ferry to Mallaig, another ferry Mallaig – Armadale, Skye, cycle Sleat peninsula to Glenelg Ferry, cycle to Fort Augustus (maps 32, 33 and 34). Stay in Fort Augustus.
Sunday 3rd July: Cycle Fort Augustus to Boat of Garten (maps 34 and 35). Stay in Boat of Garten.
Monday 4th July: Cycle Boat of Garten to Aberdeen (maps 36, 37, 38), Train to Glasgow. Stay in Glasgow.
Tuesday 5th July: Train to Arisaig. Stay in Arisaig.
Wednesday 6th July: Visit Isle of Rum (map 39). Stay in Arisaig.
Thursday 7th July: Visit Isle of Eigg (map 39) , ferry to Inverie, Knoydart (map 40). Stay in Knoydart.
Friday 8th July, Ferry to Mallaig, cycle to Roy Bridge (maps 40 and 41). Stay in Roy Bridge.
Saturday 9th July: cycle to Tulloch station, train to Rannoch station, cycle to Kirkton of Glenisla via Lochs Rannoch and Tummel (map 42), Blair Atholl and Kirkmichael (map 43). Stay in Glenisla.
Sunday 10th July: Cycle to Dundee; Trains from Dundee via Edinburgh and Sheffield to Hathersage