Ben Loyal Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... at the first sitting, all planning their days travel. The wifi was good as was the advice from our landlady. We packed and returned to pay. Harris came out into the common room to see us off. He dropped a piece of bacon on the floor at my feet, seems I'd made a friend. Evidently he has a habit of hiding a piece of bacon or bone under the pillows in the common room, charming. We loaded up and headed out of town back passed the castle on the first of our ...
After another awesome walk to the stacks we headed back to civilisation, a giant tescos where we stocked up on coffee, wifi, soup cans and other things we might need. I saw a picture of a place called smoo cave, a cave by the ocean that has a waterfall running through it. Without any reason to head up to the northern most part of scotland until now, it was a positive quick decision and we were glad we did it. For half the day we drove along the coast into ...
Drove at 7.30 back to Duncansby Head. After brekkie, walked out to the headland. Magnificent cliff scenery, dry but windy and a few birds still nesting on the cliff tops. Looked at the three Duncansby Stacks (Scotland's answer to The Twelve Apostles off the Victoria coast.) Then back to the Boomer and drove on to Dunnet Head, the TRUE northern tip of mainland Scotland. Looked across at Scapa Flow, ...
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 ...
... fire, hahaha. Stuart also points out a large crater beside the road telling us, fine...but the target was 3 miles away. All 12 miles of road has milestones on it, placed here by the first lighthouse owners. The numbering starts from the lighthouse...each one is made of stone with the number carved into it...except number 8. This was blown up by the MOD so it has been replaced by the children a Durness Primary School. It has a picture of a puffin ...