Scotland - no go roads

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  1. Zoophoo

    Zoophoo Read Only Funster

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    Dear all,

    Heading up to the west coast of Scotland in the next week or two, via Oban-Skye-Ullapool-Durness, and a meander back down, (not fully planned out yet). I was just wondering if there are any roads which should be avoided in a 24 foot motorhome.

    Thanks for all your help.

    Zoophoo
     
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    I seem to remember my sister going to Applecross ( Bealach na Ba )and the road being a white knuckle ride..i just remember her saying ..''never again''. Apparently it has a sign saying ''narrow road, no more than 3 sheep abreast''. A favourite for bikers, but not for large vehicles. She went in a Hiace camper and was sh*tting herself, having to prise her fingers off the steering wheel...:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    We went to applecross. A very difficult road but well worth the adventure:Eeek:
     
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    The roads aren't that bad think of all the tour buses that go up and down these roads and 24ft isnt really that big. If you take your time you will be able to go anywhere.
     
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    Absolutely correct Gerry... had my 36ft Rv + trailer up there.. Only road I hate is the last leg of the A82 at the top of Loch Lomond .. that is hairy to say the least, them tour buses don't take prisoners ... and the rock walls don't bend.. :Eek!:

    you forgot to mention..

    many now have white lines and sign posts .. most of the tolls have been taken away, although they were talking about a new one at Gretna :Wink:
     
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    We were in Scotland last year with car in tow, up the east coast as far as Inverness along the great glen beside Loch Ness across to Skye and then back down south via Loch Lomond, agree with Jim on A82 but no problem with care, no other problems either, go for it , its brilliant :thumb::thumb:
     
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    There is a longer way to Applecross......This road is unsuitable for large vehicles and caravans.......

    Shirl
     
  8. Dingray

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    No-Go roads

    Hi There
    I don't think there are any roads likely to cause any problems, I spent nearly ten years driving a 7.5ton curtain sider delivery lorry on nearly every road in the highland area, some remote addresses were given as a map reference!! Also large tourist buses cope OK.
    When are you planning to go?
    BFN
    Ray
     
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    We did that route last year. No problem with a PVC(only 85bhp) and I doubt you'll have any with a 24 footer. Use common sense over Applecross and you'll enjoy the experience.
     
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    Zoopoo, there are no roads to be avoided just every road must be taken with care. Distances are further than you think, so check the scale of your map/atlas. Most maps show England and Wales on a scale of 1/3 but Scotland is often 1/4. Couple that with the slower speeds you will be travelling and alow longer for your journey.

    If the weather stays as it is, it's the best part of the country to be.

    Good luck.

    Norman
     
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    You can make your own mind up.....
     
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    I am a lightweight !!!!

    I always use the coastal road !!....Also, that's where the Eagles hang out above the cliffs !:Cool::Cool::Cool:
     
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    You will find many single track A roads but with LOTS of passing places. As said if the truckers can get there so will you.
    The signs also ask you to pull over and allow the local traffic to get pass, they are not on a sight seeing tour. :thumb:
    In Falkirk at the moment and it's sunny. Scotland hasn't had as much bad weather as the South so if it lasts come and enjoy. :Cool:
    I'll bet that buggers it up.
     
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