September in Cornwall or Scotland

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  1. Jack Slipper

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    We've got the month of September free to either go to Cornwall (original plan) or head north and visit Skye and tour Scotland. We've been to cornwall a few times in our pre MH days so know it fairly well. Only been to Scotland once around the Crainlarich area and thought it was really nice apart from the midges! Would appreciate any thoughts from the experienced funsters on pros and cons of both from a MH perspective in September. We live in Lancs so both are a fair drive. Thanks all.
     
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    Scotland is stunning and definitely worth a trip, gets my vote over Cornwall if only because of the traffic you may well encounter getting there and back from your part of the country.
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    well cornwall in september can be the place to be schools have gone back and local shops etc are looking to get rid of stock . free parking is every where . but avoid cornwall county car parks . its quiet but can be ideal. in summer wilding is hard but september its easy. mind hand over your money or your women is still the cornish way.
    bring back highway men etc .
    but quote mebyon kernow and you will be ok .
     
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    We are going to Scotland the end of September , beginning of October. Can't wait. We are doing Ralph's , well planned North Coast 500 trip.
     
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    For the best chance of good weather I would choose Cornwall. Scottish scenery is stunning but the weather is hit or miss. Best time to visit is May/June.
     
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    one of my best mates lives in fort willliam so i get weather reports almost every day.
    cornwall isnt perfect but i,m glasd i live here.
    is it time yet is his telephone first speech almost every day.
     
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    I have to disagree there. In September the midges will have gone and also we get some really nice weather up here in September, clear air, nice empty roads coupled with stunning scenery.

    Remember that if you want a FREE overnight stop you are welcome to use the car park at the Tarbat Discovery Centre. We also have FREE Wi-Fi for visitors to the museum. :)

    We get quite a few motor homers who are doing the NC500.

    KH
     
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    Thank you all for your advice and kind offer to overnight. Have to say the drive up to and around Scotland is much more appealing than the nightmare drive down south. Also we've been to Cornwall when the mizzle has hung around for days on end in the past - not great! If the midges have had their summer feast and left the west coast that's a bonus too. I think we'll call it nearer the time based on the weather forecasts for both. I'm leaning to Scotland at the moment - my other half still favours Cornwall!
     
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    If we go up to Scotland, we usually choose September as the midges have usually gone by then but you can still get some amazing weather (amazingly good or amazingly bad). It can be surprisingly busy in popular places as I think a lot of people go at this time for the same reasons.
     
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    Cornwall it is then!
     
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    Hmmm!
     
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    Got to be Scotland - but I'm biased...
    Roads will be quiet, midges gone...
    Clear skies (maybe), Fresh Air....
    Fantastic scenery on the West Coast
    Not too many English (Ooooops :imoutahere: )
     
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    We're looking to do NC500 in mid-September: would you care to share your plans please? :sneaky:

    Thanks - Gordon
     
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    All I know is we are doing it the opposite way round and going onto Jura as well. We're eating at a lot of lovely seafood restaurants en route. Ralphs the one who's done the planning.
    :)
     
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    September in Scotland to die for! It's lovely up there that time of year no miggies either.(y)(y)(y)(y)
     
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    Go for Scotland, beer is cheaper .
     
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    Or you could enjoy warmth and sunshine on the Med coast, easy roads that way.
     
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    Did nc500 in may and june and back around scotland for us, already looking forward tonext year skyewas lovely and harris regards steve
     
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    Just one sunset take some beating 20160527_213209.jpg
     
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    Another tick in the Scotland box from us, we will be there ourselves, we have swum in the sea and got sunburnt in September in Scotland in the past :)
     
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