Ben Loyal Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... most highlands, big mountains and pretty much treeless. We had to constantly pull into passing lanes as most of the roads are one lane here. Despite the constant stopping and slowing down for sheep, cows and lambs on the road (aswell as photos), it was amazing. Then we rocked up to a beach that paralleled an Australian beach, offshore conditions and bright blue water. Followed by jen overdosing on chocolate at this amazing place called cocoa ...
... and looked at the first cave, 30 metres deep and 15 metres wide. The second cave, seen from a bridge, is full of water and in summer you can take a boat ride into the third cave, deep inside the hill, created by a river flowing underground. Finally camped at a site at Sango Sands, overlooking the beach, free at this time of year. (and no significant wind). Haggis for dinner, with vegies but no ...
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.
... We have an hour to explore which is just about enough and very pleasant on this lovely sunny day. We have heard that it is thundering and showery in the South - hard luck guys. We are treated to more 'Stuart humour' on the return journey which includes the tale about Sandwick Bay (complete with ghoulish laughs). Apparently it is haunted. Stuart also pretends to slow down claiming the police are ahead with a speed trap...oh no, he cries, as he pulls up ...