Ben Loyal Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... Orkney Islands, a naval harbour in WW 2. Drove across the northern coast of Scotland westwards, with scenery becoming more rugged and mountainous. Cannot believe our luck with sunny, dry and slightly windy weather after numerous predictions of rain. Drove round the edge of Loch Eriboll, one of the deepest lochs in Scotland at 60 metres depth. On to Smoo Cave. A huge sea cave that you can enter from ...
Total mileage: 64
Actual cycling time: 6 hours
We headed out of Tain along the side of a loch until we reached the villages of Bonar Bridge and then Lairg. Looking at a map you would think both are towns but, as we've discovered, civilisation in Scotland is on a much smaller scale to the south of England and you must never assume there will be a corner shop or pub!
From there we ventured off into the wild across a vast expanse of Sutherland that ...
Today we rounded the North West tip of Scotland, called Cape Wrath. It's waters were well confused as befits a 'cape', where 2 bodies of water meet. Britain has 2 of them, this one and Cape Cornwall. On this occasion the accolade 'wrath' was, fortunately, not appropriate.
A 5:30 am start and an ebb tide saw Kantara being spat out of the Sound of Hoy, from where we motored south for a mile or so to see the Old Man of Hoy, a 450 foot high column of red sandstone that pokes out of the sea.
... actually he is quite funny. We learn that the road (track?) that we are driving on was originally built 200 years ago when the lighthouse was first constructed. Then it was used by horse and cart. It was tarmaced in the 50's chuckles Stuart, and hasn't been done since. We also learn that it is classed a U road, the U70 to be precise and is now owned by the Scottish Highland Council who maintain it...or maybe not shouts Stuart with a loud guffaw! ...