Featured Rideout Torridon And Diabaig Revisited

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  1. Dougie D

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    Kinlochewe view point
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    After going to Torridon and onto Diabaig on our Scotland trip last month i wanted to go back when the weather was better as i knew it would be stunning when the sun was out. So as the weather in Scotland has been great for the last week and the forecast for Monday and Tuesday was good i decided to head up just to see what it looked like in the sunshine and it didn't disappoint :cool: i was hoping to stay in Torridon on the Monday night but the only place available was the hostel which looked really nice but it was an room with 7 other guys and as I'm a light sleeper i knew that would be a nightmare. so i booked into a hotel in Kinlochewe which is about 10 miles away. the best route up would be up by Braemar, Tomintoul Inverness then onto the Ullapool Rd (A835) turning of at Garve onto the A832 down to Kinlochewe. i stopped off for a quick photo before getting to the Lecht ski centre
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    i didn't stop again until i got past Inverness and that was just to fill up with fuel, the next stop was at kinlochewe view point (first Picture) i reached the Hotel just after noon so i decided to head on to Torridon as i couldn't check in until 4pm.
    couple of pics in Torridon
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    i then headed along the Road about 10 miles to Diabaig where the road ends, the scenery on this road is amazing
    some photos along the way, i could have stopped around every corner
    road to Diabaig 2.jpg

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    to Diabiag.jpg

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    seat with a view!
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    rd to diabaig off rd.jpg

    More pics at Diabaig to follow!
     
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  2. Dougie D

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    #2 Dougie D, Jun 7, 2022
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    getting near Diabaig
    road to diabaig 5.jpg

    that's it at the bottom of the road
    Diabaig.jpg

    bike on the pier
    pier at daibaig 2.jpg

    end of the pier!
    pier at Diabaig.jpg

    the end of the road
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    i must have spent a good couple of hours there relaxing and taking in the scenery
    Diabaig 7.jpg

    old tractor nearby
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    i went back to the hotel about 5ish as i had booked a table for 6pm after i had my t the weather was still great so i decided to go out again and visit red point a place i'd never been to before.. pics in next post
     
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  3. Dougie D

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    To get to red Point you head along the A832 past loch maree then turn off onto a single track road, it's about 10 miles from the turn off
    road to red point
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    coming back from red point.jpg

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    Red Point Beach is at the end of the road red point.jpg

    Some pics on the A832 going back to the Hotel in kinlochewe
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    aree ( the photos were taken between between 7pm and 9pm)
    up the road from kinlochewe.jpg

    near kinlochewe.jpg

    not far from kinlochewe 2.jpg

    more pics to follow from the next day as i travel home

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  4. Markus

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    @Dougie D :
    Thanks for sharing the great pictures with us.
     
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  5. Sandi T

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    Absolutely stunning, Dougie! :D Thanks so much for stopping and taking the time to take these wonderful photos. There are more than a few in the bunch that are poster-worthy. Looking forward to your next day's photos! :heart_eyes:
     
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  6. Adie P

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    WOW. Just WOW!

    Top notch (as Mr. Kilmister might say?)!
     
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  7. Sprinter

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    Thanks for posting Dougie, Looks like a perfect short break, glad you enjoyed it.
     
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    Absolutely glorious!
     
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  9. Bikerman

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    Brilliant pictures. You've a great eye for a great picture, on in this case, lots of good eyes. :):)
     
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    As said Dougie, simply stunning. Far too good to just tick a like. Thanks for,sharing.
     
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    I've an eye for a tractor and I'm sure we passed that old machine in May last year?
     
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    As always Dougie stunning pics of stunning scenery. Pity you have to spoil it with pics of a ditch pump though. :p:D
     
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    it must have been a different tractor James as this year was the first time I'd ever been to Torridon & Diabaig
     
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    Ha Ha but it is a brilliant Ditch Pump!
     
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    On the way home i decided to go up and down the Bealach na ba as i was passing it.. the sun wasn't out yet but it was pretty clear so i took several photos, i went as far as the view point on the way to Applecross. A bit different to when i did it last month as i could only see about 3ft in front of me! :eek:
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    View point on the road to Applecross
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    belach na ba heading up.jpg
     
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  16. Dougie D

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    On the A890 overlooking Loch Carron
    from lochcarron.jpg

    and of course once you get to Eilean Donan Castle you have to stop for a couple of photos one from each side of the water
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    this view is just of the A87
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    carried on the A87 until Invergarry where i joined the A82 just south of Loch Ness.
    stopped of at Nevis Range just about 5 miles north of Fort William
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    from there i went through Glen Coe which in the sunshine looked great, i stopped off at the Loch Tulla viewpoint for a quick picture
    loch tulla view.jpg

    The next and last stop before home was the green wellie for fuel, saw this Magni Guzzi in the bike park
    guzzi at green wellie.jpg

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    I had a cheese cake at TJs, a bit of America in Tyndrum, it looked quiet but everyone was sitting outside
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    i had a brilliant time, i could have done it in one day but then i wouldn't have seen near as much and it would have been a long day as the total mileage was just over 500 miles (that includes the trip after my evening meal to Red Point and the run up the Bealach na ba), so splitting into 2 days made a lot more sense. my normal mileage for a days run is usually between 200-300 miles as that still gives you time for plenty stops, I'll definitely be doing more of this overnight trips in future
     
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    What a great couple of days, Dougie. You're so fortunate with all that scenery and great roads on your doorstep!
     
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    Dougie D Crème de la Crème

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    i just googled that Magni Guzzi it's one of only 50 made so worth a few bob!
     
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    Wow, gorgeous! I'm speechless...and those of you who know me realize what a rarity that is. What beautiful countryside and fabulous views. Your bike looks like a model with those beautiful backdrops. Hmm, I guess I'm not quite speechless......:rolleyes: Glad you had a great trip, Dougie!
     
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    Great stuff @Dougie D, makes me want to go there! Did it in a car a few years back but never the same as on a bike, Shame its a 2-3 day ride from home
     
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