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My weekend . Bealach Na Ba (New Pics)

Post by muppet » Tue 29 Jun, 2010 20:27

Boys weekend Up the west coast of Scotland to play on the Bealach Na Ba pass.
Route up the A9 to Dalwinnie and head towards Spean Bridge.

First stop Loch Laggan
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At Spean Bridge north on the A82 . Loch Lochy and my shirt

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Turn left heading west on the A87 towards Kyle of Lochalsh but going to Plockton for lunch

Shop from "Hamish McBeth"
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View from near to shop
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Nice wee road north out of Plockton

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Passed Hotel at Lochcarron and up to the Pass
View back down Bealach Na Ba
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Traction control off for the twisty bits

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Nice View at the top ... and Skye in the background

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Turn left at Applecross round the coast road to Shieldaig

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Back to LochCarron and repeat till time to go home... Favourite road sign

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Just checking

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The A890 between Strome Ferry and Auchtertyre, a fantastic collection of constant radius corners

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Eilan Donan Castle... why stop when you are enjoying yourself

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the A9

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the Forth Bridges

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In the middle of an industrial estate in Rosyth

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Nice weekend and although the Bealach Na Ba was the target I was amazed by how many fun roads we drove/smiled over.. try it some time.
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Post by Zed Carer » Tue 29 Jun, 2010 20:51

Looks great Muppet - must get up there again especially as my son has been living in Edinburgh for 6 years now.
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Post by calbens » Tue 29 Jun, 2010 20:52

Wow Muppet your pictures are fantastic, the scenery is stunning! 8-)

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Post by kruisn » Tue 29 Jun, 2010 21:39

Great photo's Muppet, and a neat drive by the looks of them. How did you knock over the cyclists without showing your tyre tracks on the grass.lol
Thanks for the piccies.
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Post by rgf » Tue 29 Jun, 2010 22:13

Great scenery -and not a raindrop in sight! There's a first.
Can't wait to get back up there some time.
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Post by Rob Tan » Tue 29 Jun, 2010 22:17

I wanna go on that drive!!

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Post by DC » Wed 30 Jun, 2010 15:06

These are truly beautiful roads and well worth driving, thanks muppet for the excellent photos and route description.
It's just worth remembering for anyone who's not used to them that they are mainly scenic drives, especially in summer, often with cyclists and walkers crossing at blind bends etc.
It doesn't detract from the enjoyment to ease up a bit and see the views and wildlife at it's best. Having said that, there are parts of the route where visibility allows you to open up end enjoy but they can be difficult roads having been under snow and ice for a good part of the winter with loose gravel on bends and the odd quite deep pothole here and there.
Best to enjoy the scenery rather than become part of it.
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Post by muppet » Wed 30 Jun, 2010 18:08

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There are a few nice roads around Edinburgh the A701 beats the motorway on the way north to there.
I washed the car before I left but the air is so much clearer up that way that the car did not get dirty(other than brake dust on the alloys). the rain even clean the car.

Kruisin , the cyclists had just stopped , I just walked over and pushed them :lol:

DC you are right about things on the road, loads of motor cycles, a few cyclists and all sorts of animals( even saw goats sleeping at the side of one road) so I was very slow on the blind bits and wary on the bits with visibility, Still managed to enjoy some great roads. Some were not so fortunate, less than an hours after I had passed there was an accident on the A82 north of Spean Bridge sending 5 to hospital and killing one.
As I said to my mate (when I was driving) "you are a very long way from an ambulance up here", keep that in mind and a sensible head is kept.
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Post by Rob Tan » Wed 30 Jun, 2010 22:08

I love the drive from Christchurch city to Diamond Harbour. Lovely winding roads, hill climbs, and a nice latte at the end. Then back and do it all again!!

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Post by muppet » Sat 12 Mar, 2011 09:02

Not such a nice road in March...... Glad the snowplough was there

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Snowplough doing 3 point turn to get round one of the hairpin bends

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On the other hand the roads were quite, 24 miles of single track road and did not meet another vehicle..
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Post by Titan » Sat 12 Mar, 2011 09:24

muppet wrote:On the other hand the roads were quite, 24 miles of single track road and did not meet another vehicle..
I say old chap
Isn't it rather cheating to send one's personal snow plough off in front so one can have a little jolly? :devil:
Trust you had the roof down :shock:
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Post by Belle » Sat 12 Mar, 2011 09:57

Ooh nice photos! Looking forward to some similar road trips. :P

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Post by muppet » Sat 12 Mar, 2011 10:15

Titan wrote:
muppet wrote:On the other hand the roads were quite, 24 miles of single track road and did not meet another vehicle..
I say old chap
Isn't it rather cheating to send one's personal snow plough off in front so one can have a little jolly? :devil:
Trust you had the roof down :shock:
personal snowploughs are the way forward... and the roof was down...in the garage at home :zmurf:
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