Overscaig House Hotel

Loch Shin, Lairg, Caithness and Sutherland, Scottish Highlands, Scotland, IV27 4NY, United Kingdom | 3 star hotel
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Jimmy's coastal walk : day 57

A travel blog entry by jimmyhudson


... of the River Canaird. There are two bridges across it and I'd spotted one from high up on the path. It took a while to find a route across the flood plain and locate the nearest bridge. From there a good track led up to the main A 835 it to Ullapool. I followed it for a mile or so along the wide sweep of stony beach (another one for the front garden) at Ardmair. Where the road turned south-east towards ...

Jimmy's coastal walk : day 56

A travel blog entry by jimmyhudson


Day 56

Tuesday dawned bright with cloud coming and going. Over breakfast Midge and Pete told me more about life in the Achiltibuie area. A hot topic is the bid for a community wind turbine for the village.
I drove back to Achnahaird to begin my circuit of the Coigach peninsula. I was pleased that I was able to walk close to the cliff top for most of the way. It had become cloudy again as I set out but it was ...

Jimmy's coastal walk : Day 55

A travel blog entry by jimmyhudson


... it got too late Allan went ahead to show me the way to the B&B at the next township of Polbain. Here my hosts Midge and Pete gave me an equally friendly welcome. By now it was after 10pm so I soon headed off to give some thought to the next day.

Prior to travelling north the forecast had suggested mild, cloudy conditions with some rain on Monday and Tuesday, with more rain and cooler weather on Wednesday. It certainly felt mild on Monday morning so ...

Wet, wet, wet

A travel blog entry by grahamandmandi


... can always see the approaching vehicle, and easily judge which is the passing place closest to your point of intersection; the first one there pulls in almost without slowing, the second accelerates to get there, smile, wave, on we both go. The local hoons are of course too smart even for that but you bravely stand your ground (shrieking, “stop, you *******, stop!” and clutching the steering wheel with white knuckles) and they bump off onto the verge ...

Around Lairg

A travel blog entry by grahamandmandi


... and sensible decency towards one another - can't see it working in Australia!!

The main thing was that we were able to get the pamphlet about the "Lairg Triangle" - hopefully not quite the same as the Bermuda one - showing short walks and other points of interest in the immediate area, enclosed by a triangle of roads. This pamphlet is posted on the wall of our hotel, so we knew it existed, but didn't have a copy.

The walk I most wanted to do started ...

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This 3 star hotel is located on Loch Shin, Lairg.
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