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Travel Blogs from Islay
... lunch at Brigend Hotel. Then went on to Bruinladdich which is also in a beautiful location. Finally to Kilchoman which is the smallest distillery, and they are trying to keep very local even growing their own barley. I have seen a few maltings which are interesting, as is the history of each of the distilleries. So I have visited 7 distilleries, I am saving the final ...
... stones in the middle of a sheep paddock which are believed to be older than Stonehenge, tramped through this paddock toTemple Wood at Kilmarten Glen which has stone circles which could be as old as 3000 BC. Very special visit. Then caught the famous Calmac ferry to Islay. This takes 2 hours 20 minutes, I thought it would be much less than this. The first part was good as within a long estuary/sea loch, however the last bit ...
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Distance cycled: 16.66 miles
Height ascended: 403m
Height descended: 402m
For those of you whose mental arithmetic isn't quite up to it - here are the summaries of the total distances etc... for the day,
Distance: 58.57 miles
Distance cycled: 61.41 miles
Height ascended: 1146m
Height descended: 1146m
Longish, tough (into headwind) pedal from the Oban ferry to catch the ferry at Kennacraig.
... outside to the 6th and 7th century. It is the first place we have found in Scotland to have the McLeod name without the a. We needed a little rest and lunch back at camp, and then the sun came out for our bike ride along the Crinan canal. We parked about half way along and firstly cycled east to Ardrishaig and then west to Crinan. The canal is 9 miles long and was built so boats would have ...