Motorcycle Roadtrip: Scotland

A good friend of Bridge Classic Cars, Sam, along with his friends are currently on a road trip through the beautiful scenic routes of the Scottish highlands on their motorbikes. They set off from Easton on Sunday and we hope to keep up to date with their week away.

In order below:

  • Easton Village Green – Suffolk
  • Skipton Premier Inn – Yorkshire Dales
  • Yorkshire Dales

Heading up beside Lock Restil.

Loch Restil lies in the pass between Glen Croe and Glen Kinglas on the Cowal peninsula, Argyll and Bute, West of Scotland. One of the main roads to the west of Scotland coast, the A83, passes Loch Restil. The burn that flows from Loch Restil is one of the feeds of Kinglas Water, in Glen Kinglas, which flows under the Butter Bridge.

Loch Restil lies within the Argyll Forest Park which is itself a part of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.

Monday, they made it to Appin where they stopped for a debrief! Next stop, the Isle Of Skye…

Today, the boys have stopped off with the beautiful backdrop of Ben Nevis, the mountain with it’s head in the clouds.

Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles. It is located at the western end of the Grampian Mountains in the Lochaber area of Scotland, close to the town of Fort William and is affectionately known as ‘The Ben.’

Ben Nevis attracts an estimated 125,000 complete and a further 100,000 partial ascents per year, most of which are made by walkers. For climbers and mountaineers the main attraction lies in the 600-metre (2,000 ft) high cliffs of the north face. Among the highest cliffs in the United Kingdom, they harbour some of the best scrambles and rock climbs at all levels of difficulty, and are one of the principal locations in the UK for ice climbing.

Now heading up towards Eilean Donan Castle. Eilean Donan is recognised as one of the most iconic images of Scotland all over the world. Situated on an island at the point where three great sea lochs meet, and surrounded by some majestic scenery, it is little wonder that the castle is now one of the most visited and important attractions in the Scottish Highlands.

Although first inhabited around the 6th century, the first fortified castle was built in the mid 13th century and stood guard over the lands of Kintail. Since then, at least four different versions of the castle have been built and re-built as the feudal history of Scotland unfolded through the centuries.

Partially destroyed in a Jacobite uprising in 1719, Eilean Donan lay in ruins for the best part of 200 years until Lieutenant Colonel John MacRae-Gilstrap bought the island in 1911 and proceeded to restore the castle to its former glory. After 20 years of toil and labour the castle was re-opened in 1932.

There are four generations of the MacRae family past, present and future who are still the Constables of Eilean Donan Castle today.

Tuesday saw Sam and the boys just south of Loch Ness, running beside the Caledonian Canal.

Wednesday was not such good news as their plans were delayed due to hitting some rubbish weather. At least they had chess!

We love a road trip at Bridge Classic Cars and as Summer is just round the corner, the sun is shining, let’s check out the Best UK Road Trips For The Summer

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