Touring the Western Isles of Scotland 2012

a trip by Richard Dugdale
From: April 28th 2012
Until: May 26th 2012
Ettrick  Bay Ettrick  Bay

Ettrick Bay

April 29th 2012

I will be doing this tour with Bill Honeywell, a seasoned walker and cyclist, who enjoys the outdoors and is always up for a challenge to raise money for charity. He is a cancer sufferer, and luckily also an escapee, so he has raised serious sums of money for Cancer charities, rasing £30,000 last year alone for Cancer Research and this trip will raise money for the same charity.
Starting on 28th April this will be a tour of 39 of the Western Isles of Scotland starting in the south and gradually working northwards. The route is determined by the ferry timetable and logical connections. Sometimes we will just hop on and off the islands but will ride as much as we can on each island and make our way to another ferry or bridge to the next island. The mileage will be rather modest at 5 or 600 miles but could entail quite a bit seesickness and souwester conditions, but let us hope for some fantastic weather.
Trip Length: 4 weeks
Blog Entries: 27
Photos: 48
Words: 12890

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
April 29th 2012 Bute Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland
April 30th 2012 Arran Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Argyll
May 1st 2012 Kintyre. Hebrides Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland
May 2nd 2012 Gigha. Hebrides Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Argyll
May 3rd 2012 Islay. Hebrides Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland
May 4th 2012 Jura. Hebrides Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland
May 5th 2012 Seil, Easdale and Luing. Hebrides Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Argyll
May 6th 2012 Coll. Hebrides Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Argyll » Oban
May 7th 2012 Tiree. Hebrides Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Argyll
May 8th 2012 Tiree, second day Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Argyll » Isle of Tiree
May 9th 2012 Kerrera and Lismore Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Argyll
May 10th 2012 Arisaig Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Inverness-shire » Arisaig
May 11th 2012 Rum Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Inverness-shire
May 12th 2012 Canna, Muck, Eigg, Skye. Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Inverness-shire
May 13th 2012 Skye Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Inverness-shire
May 14th 2012 Harris Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Outer Hebrides
May 15th 2012 Lewis and Great Berneray Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Outer Hebrides
May 17th 2012 Harris South Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Outer Hebrides
May 17th 2012 North Uist Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Outer Hebrides
May 18th 2012 Benbecula and South Uist Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Outer Hebrides
May 19th 2012 Barra, Eriksay and Vatersay Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Outer Hebrides
May 20th 2012 Castlebay to Oban Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Inverness-shire
May 21st 2012 Mull Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Argyll
May 22nd 2012 Mull. 2nd Day Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Argyll
May 23rd 2012 Iona Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Argyll
May 24th 2012 Colonsay and Oronsay Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Argyll
May 25th 2012 Hebridean Isles Summary Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Argyll
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