Ullapool to Dingwall A835

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Mike777
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Ullapool to Dingwall A835

Postby Mike777 » 20 Mar 2017, 6:02pm

Hi all

I am hoping to cycle the outer Hebrides in May 2017.

To get home I am catching the ferry from Stornoway to Ullapool and then need to pick up the train at Dingwall

The main route seems to be the A835 ............as I normally try and avoid A roads I wondered if anyone has cycled this road and if so how busy is it.

Would appreciate and comments or other advice.

Many thanks for your time

Regards

Mike

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Re: Ullapool to Dingwall A835

Postby rualexander » 20 Mar 2017, 6:15pm

Yes cycled it many times. Usually pretty quiet.

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Re: Ullapool to Dingwall A835

Postby phil parker » 20 Mar 2017, 7:53pm

I thought I had some photos of how nice that road is, but I don't! I cycled from Ullapool to Inverness after my Western Isles tour and I really enjoyed that road - yes, it was quiet...very quiet by England standards, once you get away from the ferry traffic and climb the long hill, you have so much down hill - it is very enjoyable!!

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Re: Ullapool to Dingwall A835

Postby mattsccm » 20 Mar 2017, 8:00pm

You don't get choice for mist of the ride!

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Re: Ullapool to Dingwall A835

Postby landsurfer » 20 Mar 2017, 8:00pm

I have ridden that road a number of times .. in sunshine and snow .... it's an "A" road by description and default only ....enjoy it ... :D
Though i have had to do battle for right of way with Deer .... they won !
The Road Goes On Forever

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Re: Ullapool to Dingwall A835

Postby bogmyrtle » 20 Mar 2017, 8:27pm

Depending on the time of your train, you could get the bike bus to Dingwall.
A bike does more miles to the banana than a Porsche.

Mike777
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Re: Ullapool to Dingwall A835

Postby Mike777 » 20 Mar 2017, 9:29pm

Many thanks for all the advice

A835 it is then.

Kind regards

Mike