Rallies & Meets in Scotland

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  1. meexi

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    I All,

    Just wondering if there is any Rallies or Meets in Scotland?

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  2. MHVirgins

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    We thought perhaps Gerry Hughes knew about one that could be organised in Dumfries, but haven't heard anything else. You could PM Gerry and ask him I suppose.

    It would be nice to go to one that's not too far away:BigGrin:

    We would certainly go along to one:thumb:
     
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    Oddly enough, we were just chatting, that's Mrs Haggers and me, and thinking that we may holiday in Scotland this year instead of our Jaunt down to South of France. Maybe we were thinking Clachtoll Beach, and or Westerross the finest part of the world ever.
    Last year we nipped up to the Mull of kintyre to do the Half Marathon, and then thought maybe we will go and do some Island hopping. I wonder if you have any reccomendations?

    We do have too teenagers with us and thought I would introduce them to the world of Orienteering and Mountain climbing walking. :RollEyes:
     
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  4. madbluemad

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    We have decided not to go abroad this year. I want to spend some time in Devon and Cornwall. I've spent a lot of time in Scotland but its always been with work. A trip up there in the mh would be nice and so I'll watch this thread with interest.
    Jim
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    This year we are planning a trip to Knoydart to attempt the Munros in the area and also The Fannichs which will mean a stay at Ullapool on the shores of Little Loch Broom.

    I always do the drive from Ullapool south to Dundonnell to pass in my opinion Britains finest mountain An Teallach , then follow the road to the coast and the torqouise sea at Gruinard Bay and past Poolewe , then back inland to Kinlochewe and on to Torridon and Shieldaig a lovely part of the World.

    Last year I took my 12 year old Son up his first Munros , Ben Lawers and Bheinn Ghlass , we stayed at the C.C. site at Killin an excellent area for walking and sightseeing .
     
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    Hi

    Lorraine and myself had thought about trying to organise a meet near us but sadly Lorraines mum has just passed away after a short illness and she isn't even in the mood for going over the front door never mind doing a meet, we will hopefully try and arrange a small one this year sometime though.

    Paul we did the Island hoping over the Outer Hebrides 3 years ago and loved it one of the best places we have ever visited, we started in Barra and went all the way up to Lewis the over to Skye, we wildcamped for 10 out the 12 nights there saw a Golden Eagle and Loads of Dolphins.

    So keep an eye out hopefully soon we will try one and Paul try D&G its a lovely place.
     
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    I have to agree with Gerry The Southern Uplands are well worth a visit and are one of the hidden gems of Britain . I once spent some time at The Grey Mares Tail waterfall near Moffat watching peregrine falcons hurtling down the valley teaching their young how to catch pigeons .

    There is an excellent visitor area there where the warden will show you live footage from the nest in the crags high up the valley . :thumb:
     
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    The problem with Scotland is it's spread out so much you could spend a month touring to see a good amount of what there is to see, and there would still be more.

    We have lived here for some years and still find new places to go. Our corner of Scotland, Dumfries & Galloway is a very quiet area missed by many as they drive up the M74 heading for the places populated by the many tourists that head the same way.

    It's other appeal can be that it's closer to the border and many of you can drive it in a day or less. So why not have a meet at Ecclefechan (Cressfield Park) for a weekend, or longer, then you could head off if you wish on longer trips into the highlands or the magnificent coastal beaches.

    Cressfield Park have a rally field that I can arrange for us for a few days as a start point for your Scotland experience.

    Lets see how many are interested?

    I should point out I have no financial interest in Cressfield Park other than it being our home on their residential park.
     
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    Well Keith we would be interested in tying something in with out holiday. As normal though, we can't commit just yet as we are unsure of our plans. Only thing I know is that Im off the last two weeks in August.

    What Islands would you suggest we visit?
     
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    Keith if we are off at the time of meet we would come as it would be nice to have a short drive to meet for a change.

    Gerry
     
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    The Highland Gathering (see post above) is great. We went last year and loved it. Can't make it this year because of other commitments but to be recommended. One in D&G sounds great. Easy for anyone in Northern England, Southern and Central Scotland to get to.
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