Travel Blogs from Bowmore
... 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 ...
... I am happy on my own. We drove to Deanston distillery just outside of Glasgow, and had a good tour and a dram and a good coffee. Part of "The Angel's Share" was filmed here, I am having a big movie/TV theme to my holiday. Then drove through some lovely countryside to Oban and stopped for lunch and a couple of hours pottering around the front and also the Oban distillery. Then more country driving and stopped at ...
Part 1: The Islay part - with a historic detour to Finlaggan
Distance cycled: 41.91 miles
Height ascended: 549m
Height descended: 551m
Part 2: The Jura part - I promise, Jura really does exist. Google, sort your maps out!
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.
... cut instead of going around the bottom of the Mull of Kyntyre, which could be quite dangerous. So it was all yachts, plus one canoe, and still people of all different european nationalities, including French. It was a really nice tow path to cycle on, with nice scenery and not too many walkers to navigate around. finished off our energetic day with a short bush walk and then a beer at the ...