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The Wiki Men in Plockton

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"Anyone fancy a drive to Scotland?" said Ritchie. "Yeah why not," said Haydn... oh how tired we are today after three days and near 1300 miles of great driving on Scottish roads.

Introduction

Like most road trip addicts, the distance covered in a day is often limited by the people you are travelling with, so like most addicts, given the chance of making tracks with someone who doesn't need to stop every hour is an opportunity not to be missed.

Day One - Sheffield to Loch Tay via the A7

  • A57 / M1 / M18 / M62 / A614 / B1228 / A63 / A19 to York (pick up Ritchie)
  • A19 to Thirsk
  • A168 / A1 to Scotch Corner
  • A66 to Penrith
  • M6 to J44
  • A7 through Hawick, Selkirk and Galashiels to Sheriffhall Roundabout
  • A720 / M8 / M9 and spur to the Forth Road Bridge
  • A90 / M90 / A827 (M) "because it is there"
  • A985 / A876 over Kincardine Bridge
  • M876 / M9 to Stirling
  • A84 to Lochearnhead
  • A85 / A827 to Grandtully

374 miles in just over 9 hours

Day Two - Loch Tay to Plockton via Wester Ross and Bealach na ba

  • A827 to A9 near Pitlochry
  • A9 up in Inverness and over Kessock Bridge onto the Black Isle
  • A835 towards Ullapool
  • A832 (northern end) around Wester Ross to Kinlochewe
  • A896 to Shieldaig
  • Coastal road to Applecross
  • Stop for a pint in Applecross, then over the Bealach na Ba. Brakes were tried.
  • A896 / A890 to Stromeferry
  • Local roads to Plockton

277 miles in nearly 8 hours

Day Three - Plockton to Sheffield via Skye and the A86

  • Local roads (including original routing of A87 via Erbusaig) to Kyle of Lochalsh
  • Over the Skye Bridge and up the A87. Divert off at Loch Airnort to take the original coastal route full of potholes
  • Back on the A87 to Portree
  • A855 to Uig
  • A87 again to Kensaleyre
  • B8036 / A850 to Dunvegan
  • A863 / A87 / A82 / A86 / A889 / A9 / M9 / M80 / A80 (slowly due to roadworks) / M73 / M74 / A74(M) / M6 / A66 / A1 / A59 back to York
  • A59 / A1237 / A64 / A1(M) / M18 / M1 / A57 back to Sheffield

621 miles in almost 14 hours




The Wiki Men in Plockton
Sabre Scottish Roadtrips
HighlandsHighland Roadtrip 2010 • Highland Roadtrip 2011 • Far North Roadtrip 2012 • Far North Roadtrip 2014 • Highland Roadtrip 2015 • Highland Roadtrip 2016 • Chasing Snow on the NC500 • North East Highland Roadtrip 2018
IslandsWestern Isles Trip 2013 • Island Roadtrip 2014
Perthshire2011 Perth and Braemar Awayday • Perth and A9 Awayday
South ScotlandGalloway Roadtrip 2013
Other Scottish TripsSheffield to Fort William • Operation Broadsword • The Wiki Men in Plockton • Four Bridges Challenge


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