Travel Blogs from Fort William
When I got to Ft. Augustus it was very clear it was a tourist town. I arrived in my hitchhiker vehicle and had him drop me off in the center of town. It was still raining and I was very wet and cold and hungry. I looked around for a suitable lunch spot, took a couple of pictures of the locks and made a decision to have lunch at the Neuk. It looked …
Sunday 16th September 2012
Macclesfield to Fort William
Daily total: 335 miles
A lot of miles to get through today, so a swift start. Elevenses found us at Tebay services near Shap and from there we just hammered on, through Glasgow, past Loch Lomond and right up to Crianlarich before …
A nice trip/trek after a long time... a two day window of relaxation and in a sense, meditation..
This time, I was fortunate to cover few of the most scenic places in Scotland...
- Loch Lomond
- Trossachs (The Highlands)
- Stirling Castle
- Fort William
- Ben Nevis (highest mountain in UK)
We left Su at Arisaig and took the spectacular road back to Fort William. The lochs and mountains were glistening in the early morning light after a rainy morning. This was a highlight of our trip. This scenic road is full of highlights. In Fort William we joined Sunday trampers at the Ben Nevis visitor centre. Ben Nevis towered above ...
... Yum! Entering the moor we were treated to another radical change in scenery. The area here is filled with small hills and is very marshy. There are no communities in that area and it is an empty landscape. Apparently the army uses it to practice camouflage and you could be looking at men out there any never know it. We then traveled onto Stirling and had the option to hike up to the stop of the William Wallace memorial. We made the short climb ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAlexandra Hotel Fort William
Quite a nice room, courteous staff, good breakfast - a bit too much fat for my taste. Tried haggis for the first time. I got to the breakfast buffet close to the end of service and the eggs were a bit rubbery, my fault for waiting so long. The fruit was watermelon, grapefruit, and plums. Hot buffet included all manner of sausages, ham, bacon, and other meats; including haggis. They had potato 'scones', very like the potato wedges you get at McDonald's. Check out time was 11, gave me time for a little nap.
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