Category Archives: Cafes, bars and restaurants

What do we think of the food and drink establishments we have visited (cafes, bars and restaurants) – how do we rate them?

A café with a view

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A celebratory meal for 75% completed

To celebrate reaching the three quarters stage of our mountain climbing challenge, that’s 213 out of 283 Munros ‘bagged’, we treated ourselves to a meal at the restaurant Grants at Craigellachie in Ratagan near Glen Shiel. We came across a … Continue reading

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Munro bagging by train

Beinn na Lap (935m); Pronunciation:              Bine na Lap Translation:                   Dappled Hill Total distance:              9km Total time:                     3hrs 30mins Total ascent:                  570m Weather:                        Stunning, with bright sunshine all day through cloudless skies. Very … Continue reading

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A day out to Royal Deeside

Unfortunately the weather yesterday (15th) and today deteriorated into heavy rain and high winds. The conditions at the moment are tough going, as the snow on the mountains is not consistent, it’s hard and compact in some places and soft … Continue reading

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Onward to Aviemore and the Cairngorms

We have arrived at Glenmore campsite in Aviemore, which remains a firm favourite of ours. The roads over from Fort William were all clear of snow, as too was the access road to the Cairngorm Ski Area: the same road … Continue reading

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A trip to the coast

The weather was a little bit grim today so we decided to relax a bit and drive west from Fort William to Lochailort and Glenuig on the coast (about 30 miles along the “Road to the Isles”: A830).

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On and off the pavement

After breakfast we decided that we’d take a short walk from the campsite into the village of Arrochar – only about 3 miles away. Although there was actually a pavement along the whole route it was buried in over 6” … Continue reading

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Biking to Castle Stalker and beyond

For the past few days the weather has been wet and windy and we spent time in the ‘van catching up on emails and chores and visiting Oban where we managed to get internet connection at the CalMac Ferry Terminal.

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More great food

We went back into the city centre to get a few things. One of the shops we visited was The Bike Chain (www.thebikechain.co.uk) to buy some panniers for Cameron’s bike. As we intend to do some overnight camping in a … Continue reading

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Catching up with the domestics

In the morning we went for a run (4 miles) along the shore-front. It was sunny but very windy. I can tell it has been a few weeks since I last did a run! It was also time to do … Continue reading

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