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by peterm
3 Aug 2011, 5:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route from Edinburgh to Norwich
Replies: 3
Views: 581

Re: Route from Edinburgh to Norwich

Two years ago I cucled the coast of Britain and as part of this the route you are asking about except I was going north. Lots of details, photos etc on my website which may be of help. I cycled the quiet roads and cyclepaths as much as poss. www.petermaddern.weebly.com
by peterm
26 Jul 2011, 8:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: St David's to Bristol
Replies: 3
Views: 520

Re: St David's to Bristol

In 2009 I cycled coast of Britain and did St Davids to Bristol as part of this. Full details with photos etc on my site may be of use to you . www.petermaddern.weebly.com
by peterm
14 Jul 2011, 10:15am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Round The Coast Of Britain
Replies: 24
Views: 8475

Re: Round The Coast Of Britain

Hi Steve I did the whole coast of Britain in 2009 and would certainly recommend it. Had a brilliant time-great sites lovely people. Took my time and did lots of siteseeing. If I could I would do it again tomorrow-unfortunately got probs with vertibrae in my neck. Story, as someone has said here http...
by peterm
17 Jun 2011, 9:20am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Newcastle to Nairn
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Re: Newcastle to Nairn

Good luck on your trip. My fav bit was Cullen Harbour to Inverness. Much of it on cycle paths and the section across the Spey is beautiful.Looking forward to seeing a report and a few photos from you. At the moment unable to cycle due to neck problems-waiting for physio appointment and taking lots o...
by peterm
12 Jun 2011, 11:48am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Newcastle to Nairn
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Re: Newcastle to Nairn

Lovely route and area. If you look on my site there are lots of details of cycle paths and photos of the route you are planning. In 2009 I cycled the whole coast of Britain and of course Ed to Nairn as part of it. The East coast of Scotland was brilliant and a bit of a surprise to me as everyone rav...
by peterm
22 May 2011, 5:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Mallaig to Oban
Replies: 9
Views: 2108

Re: Mallaig to Oban

A couple of years ago I cycled the coast of Britain which included Mallaig to Oban. Lots of details and photos on my site http://www.petermaddern.weebly.com Beautiful route with some excellent accomodation. Good hostel in Strontian. Had an interesting two nights in Oban-read section on Glasgow Weddi...
by peterm
11 Apr 2011, 7:31pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Land's End to Tintagel via Padstow Ferry?
Replies: 17
Views: 1378

Re: Land's End to Tintagel via Padstow Ferry?

Lots of photos and details of the route and ferry you are asking about on my site http://www.petermaddern.weebly.com I cycled the coast of Britain in 2009 and of course this included the section you are asking about on the 76th and penultimate day of cycling. Lovely area to cycle but as others have ...
by peterm
11 Mar 2011, 8:52pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Ayr to Wemyss Bay
Replies: 10
Views: 1006

Re: Ayr to Wemyss Bay

If you look on my site there are lots of photos and details of the route you are asking about. I cycled the whole coast of Britain in2009 and of course this included the piece you are asking about. I came across from Bute having stayed the night there in the Hostel in Rothesay.I found the road alrig...
by peterm
11 Mar 2011, 8:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Riding the south coast of England
Replies: 26
Views: 2578

Re: Riding the south coast of England

Cornwall is very very hilly. As I said in my site there are hills all the way to Abbotsbury in Dorset and then it will be flat all the way to Deal. My advice is to take it easy on the first few days as it can get a bit demoralising- but it is also amazingly satisfying when you realise what you have ...
by peterm
9 Mar 2011, 8:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Riding the south coast of England
Replies: 26
Views: 2578

Re: Riding the south coast of England

If you look at this site http://www.petermaddern.weebly.com it will give you details, photos etc of the route you are asking about. In 2009 I cycled the whole coast of Britain starting from Penzance and going along the south coast first . I used lots of ferries and they are all mentioned and have ph...
by peterm
16 Feb 2011, 5:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Oban to Fort William
Replies: 7
Views: 492

Re: Oban to Fort William

Lovely area to cycle and great ferry crossings. Super hostels-details on site. Lots of photos and details also on my site. I cycled all around here in 2009 on a cycle around coast of Britain. www.petermaddern.weebly.com
by peterm
11 Feb 2011, 2:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ideas for a month of biking in the UK?
Replies: 16
Views: 1719

Re: Ideas for a month of biking in the UK?

In 2009 I cycled the whole coast of Britain starting from Penzance where I live. As part of that of course I did the coast of Wales and south west England on the way back to Pz. This was a lovely route and highly recommended.I actually started in April, the same as you are planning-the weather was v...
by peterm
21 Dec 2010, 12:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Clockwise or Anticlockwise?
Replies: 83
Views: 8152

Re: Clockwise or Anticlockwise?

Yes it was Rattray. Lovely people. Another one on that coast was Cullen Harbour which was another superb hostel purpose built by the owner who live next door. I was soaking when I got there but they had a superb rayburn going. Lovely wet room showers and beds seperated by thick curtains although I a...
by peterm
17 Dec 2010, 5:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Clockwise or Anticlockwise?
Replies: 83
Views: 8152

Re: Clockwise or Anticlockwise?

Mick I went anti clockwise from Penzance starting in April. This was largely to get the south coast roads out of the way earlier in the summer as some of them are the busiest you will meet on your trip. I used 28 ferries on my trip and found that a great addition to the adventure especially the rowi...
by peterm
24 Jul 2010, 8:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ardnamurchan - wild camping
Replies: 14
Views: 5088

Re: Ardnamurchan - wild camping

There are quite a few good value hostels in that area which might be better than camping at that time of year. Last year, as part of my round the coast of Britain trip I stayed in the excellent hostel at Strontian. Then cycled to Lochaline where there is another very friendly hostel, as part of a di...