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Matt2matt2002

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Re: A new Scottish route
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2021, 03:22:39 PM »
Interesting but somewhat far from home for me.

And, roughly on-topic, Sustrans currently has a regional map sale, many of which are for Scotland https://shop.sustrans.org.uk/map-sale.

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Re: A new Scottish route
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2021, 04:45:17 PM »
Bit short on detail Matt, what is that?  A new  Sustrans Route?  Another Tourist Board promotion?  Someone's random holiday plans?
There's already a recognised Hebrides E2E,  Hebridean Way, though the nature of the islands means to see the best there's a lot of out and back riding to do. I'm glad the above includes a trip out to Bahltos, one of my favourite roads of all time and some stunning beaches.  There's some odd out and back legs on the mainland though, A87 and A830, I've ridden both to get somewhere, but I wouldn't go out of my way to do so again.
Having sent me down memory lane (Flipping heck it was over ten years ago) here's a couple of photos, the first two are on that route, but nothing Scotland has to offer IMO beats the beauty of Iona which isn't.
 
5 Shelter by Paul, on Flickr

12 and more sand by Paul, on Flickr

Deserted Beech on Iona by Paul, on Flickr
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Re: A new Scottish route
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2021, 01:00:26 AM »
What's new about it?

Matt2matt2002

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Re: A new Scottish route
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2021, 10:33:43 AM »
It was new to me.
And I thought it might have been of interest to some other folk here.

Back in your box, Matt.
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Re: A new Scottish route
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2021, 10:38:33 AM »
It was new to me.
And I thought it might have been of interest to some other folk here.

Back in your box, Matt.

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Re: A new Scottish route
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2021, 02:02:03 PM »
And I thought it might have been of interest to some other folk here.

It's of interest to me. 
I'm just asking what it is, so far it's just a line on a map.

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Re: A new Scottish route
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2021, 04:25:03 PM »
And I thought it might have been of interest to some other folk here.

It's of interest to me. 
I'm just asking what it is, so far it's just a line on a map.

Sorry. Crossed wires. It popped up on another cycle forum last week.
Perhaps CTC.
The OP said it was an alternative ( and perhaps less busy ) to the N500. I didn't get the impression it's official with a Council stamp of approval. Yet 😉.

Apologies for lack of further details. I'll make sure I have complete info when I next post.

I've done around half of it at different times.
Living in Aberdeenshire, I'm half way there!

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Re: A new Scottish route
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2021, 08:06:56 PM »
Let's hope they don't ruin it the way they did with the road around the north coast by creating the North Coast 500 then.

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Re: A new Scottish route
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2021, 08:47:05 PM »
Let's hope they don't ruin it the way they did with the road around the north coast by creating the North Coast 500 then.
If I'm not mistaken, a fair chunk of that is the NC500, joined up with the Hebridean Way and possibly some of the NCN78.
I think I've ridden most of it at one time or another, but I haven't seen anything to suggest it intended to be a recognised route.

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Re: A new Scottish route
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2021, 09:39:59 PM »
Let's hope they don't ruin it the way they did with the road around the north coast by creating the North Coast 500 then.

Agreed. As soon as a name is  linked to a route it's flooded.
A month or so ago, I saw one within the N500. Circular and tagged N250.

Yes, a lovely area, the islands.  I hope to be back in a month or so, bike packing on my Raven with a tent and midge net.

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Re: A new Scottish route
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2021, 12:14:51 AM »

If I'm not mistaken, a fair chunk of that is the NC500, joined up with the Hebridean Way and possibly some of the NCN78.

Only the section from Ullapool to Lochcarron is part of the NC500

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Re: A new Scottish route
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2021, 04:50:16 AM »

If I'm not mistaken, a fair chunk of that is the NC500, joined up with the Hebridean Way and possibly some of the NCN78.

Only the section from Ullapool to Lochcarron is part of the NC500

Quite correct.

Here's a link to a  trip I managed last year covering a short section of the N500.

https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=1mr&page_id=606097&v=50

Although only 10 months ago, it feels three times as long due to our err.... eventful times.

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Re: A new Scottish route
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2021, 09:41:31 AM »

If I'm not mistaken, a fair chunk of that is the NC500, joined up with the Hebridean Way and possibly some of the NCN78.

Only the section from Ullapool to Lochcarron is part of the NC500
Is that not a "fair chunk"?  It certainly felt that way when I rode it ;)
I'm going to bow out of this thread now, if this is a new route I'll look out for the guide book and publicity, those might explain some of the oddities on it.

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Re: A new Scottish route
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2021, 12:16:39 PM »
Lochcarron to Ullapool 68 miles.
I guess a 'fair chunk' is subjective.
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