Oak Tree Inn
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Today started early. We were on the road at 8.20am and headed down the A82 When we started out it was very wet indeed but that didn't stop us enjoying a great scenic drive and a few stops along the way until we arrived here at Balmaha.
The first stage was down a narrow main road that followed Loch Ness and what a road it was.....no Nessy to be …
... the desire to walk for days in a row would prove fleeting and really a good novel in a nice hotel would seem much more attractive
Fear 3 - that my visa card with all my savings wouldn't work (Scotland only does pin numbers and my stoopid salary packaging card only has signature).
Anyways none of these things came to pass - I woke up bouncing with energy and ready to get on the path. The nice lad in the bar served me a freshly cooked ...
Balmaha is really lovely. It is right on the shore of Loch Lomond. After breakfast we went for a hike around the foreshore of the Loch. As Loch Lomond is 25miles in length and 5miles wide we saw a minute amount. To see more we caught the ferry from Balmaha across the loch to Luss. In comparison to Balmaha, which has only one village store and one inn (which is the one we are staying in), Luss is much ...
... was well. It was a great weekend, with lots of sun and the scenery was stunning. We couldn't have asked for a better weekend."
The dream team made it the 53 miles to the stop-over destination of Crianlarich in very fast time, and were extremely fortunate with the glorious weather. Alan comments:
"Saturday was a fantastic day once we recovered from Andy's bike disaster at the very start. We were lucky to have our all female support team (Team Donaldson WAGS ...
... the culture shock that ensues. Well that's how it was entering Glasgow, a culture shock. But first, the journey: We returned our rental car the airport, a story I'd rather not repeat in polite company! Again the "boys" did a yeomen job of transport under stressful conditions. Thanks, guys! From there we took a taxi to our hotel. I'd rather not talk about the hotel either. It hurts too much. You ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsOak Tree Inn Balmaha
I had an amazing freshly caught brown trout with mashed new potatoes and veg with a chilli oil. Top end pub prices but very good food. Also sells local Balmaha cider, highly recommended.
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