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My Cycling Holidays in 2016

Sunday 9th October – Altnaharra to Bonar Bridge

Sunday 9th October – Altnaharra to Bonar Bridge

I had a good nights stay at the B&B in Altnaharra, really friendly couple who run the place, I stayed here last year when I came through on a different route from John O’Groats. I left around 08:45hrs & headed up past Ben Klibreck for a long climb to The Crask, it was bright sunshine but I could see cloud ahead to where I was heading. Once I got up to the top I was actually cycling through cloud, beautiful…

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Saturday 8th October – Scourie to Altnaharra

Saturday 8th October – Scourie to Altnaharra

I had a pleasant nights stay at my B&B, I get the impression that Ken the owner is obviously a well organised man as no sooner had I sat down at my table in the breakfast room he appeared with my cooked breakfast, had I been a couple of minutes later than 08:00 he would not have been happy. Clearing my plates was just as quick, no sooner had I put my knife & fork down he appeared at my…

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Friday 7th October – Balnakiel to Scourie

Friday 7th October – Balnakiel to Scourie

I had an interesting night at Balnakiel Craft Village last night, it’s worth a visit to the craft centres & locally made chocolate cafe/shop. Interestingly there are around 26 permanent & several more seasonal residents, there are no children of school age. The village offers a unique way of life to people with initiative & imagination! Today I left the north coast & headed for Scourie on the west coast, before leaving I had a quick ride to Balnakiel beach…

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