Kirkton of Glenelg - Overnight ride-outSaturday, August 11, 2018 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 6:00 PM (BST) More Information →
Leaving Dalkeith at 9:00 am on Saturday morning the first stop is at Kinross Services to fuel up and pick up anyone who wishes to join in from there.
Onwards, passing through Glendevon and Gleneagles to Crieff, for a quick stop.
From Crieff, through the Sma’ Glen (a passage from the Lowlands into the Highlands) and into Kenmore on the banks of Loch Tay, stopping there for an organised lunch of soup and sandwiches (included).
Continuing north through Tummel Bridge to Dalwhinnie (Dail Chuinnidh or "Meeting Place") - another chance for fuel and a quick break.
Head west along the A86 to Spean Bridge, past the Commando Monument with lovely views of Glen Garry and Ben Nevis and onwards to Shielbridge - the last opportunity of the day for fuel.
Last leg of the day is a quick run over The Ratagan Pass, a lovely road, climbing and twisting with views of the 5 Sisters of Kintail (one of the great ridge walks of Scotland) and on into Kirkton of Glenelg (famously twinned with Glenelg on Mars) where we stop for the evening.
A more leisurely start to Sunday, leaving Glenelg at 10:00 am, heading back over the Ratagan Pass to Shiel Bridge.
Heading south, at the Commando Monument, we turn off onto the B8004 towards Gairlochy and follow the road to Banavie, stopping at Neptune’s Staircase, a Thomas Telford engineering marvel of a set of stepped locks which allows boats to traverse a height of 70 feet above sea level in 500 yards.
Again, a lunch of soup and sandwiches (included) has been organised.
Then it's through Fort William on the A82 to North Ballachulish.
Optionally head round the Kinlochleven loop – another rollercoaster ride around Loch Leven, into the village of Glencoe and then back out onto the A82.
Kinlochleven, “The Electric Village”, was the first village in the world to have every house connected to electricity, following the construction of an aluminium smelter which was powered by hydroelectricity.
A run through Glen Coe and Rannoch Moor, where the roads and scenery are fantastic.
A stop in at the Green Welly at Tyndrum, before heading homeward.
INCLUDED: Overnight accommodation and breakfast. Lunch of soup and sandwiches on both days.