Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

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Postby flash » 12 Aug 2019, 9:14pm

In my area the Monmouth to Chepstow past Tintern Abbey then over the Severn Bridge is really good. Clevedon sea front (nice cafe and Victorian pier), Weston Sea Front (nice cafe and crap pier)....

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Postby Nickeveson » 13 Aug 2019, 9:54pm

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Each copy sold will benefit Bloodwise....thanks xx

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Postby oldmanonabike » 16 Aug 2019, 2:13pm

Suggested Wimps Jogle part 1 Scotland.Ive always wanted to do Inverness to Fort William so that's on here I've also missed those nasty hills near jog. On Lejog I pretty much picked the general route after discussions with Landsurfer. Cycleruk and KFT refined the whole thing and forum members made helpful suggestions. This time I hope KFT cycleruk and I will be able to include the other Wimps ideas to show their favorite bits and other forum members will help with their ideas. Ideally I would want to avoid retracing our steps. I fancy going down the other side of England but all options including this bit are open to discussion
www.plotaroute.com/route/905079
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Postby John100 » 16 Aug 2019, 3:05pm

Looks good. Agree about not retracing our original route. Always fancied including some of the Scottish islands even if just Arran, but I guess too tricky. I take it you've avoided Loch Lomond side as it's supposed to be pretty hairy. From my point of view 2 weeks would seem more doable and practical for those working. What time of year? Similar to LEJOG? If I'm going to be able to do it need to start planning round family committments etc. Also need to decide whether camping, b&b or a mixture. We were lucky with the weather on LEJOG as far as camping goes.

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Postby oldmanonabike » 16 Aug 2019, 3:26pm

John100 wrote:Looks good. Agree about not retracing our original route. Always fancied including some of the Scottish islands even if just Arran, but I guess too tricky. I take it you've avoided Loch Lomond side as it's supposed to be pretty hairy. From my point of view 2 weeks would seem more doable and practical for those working. What time of year? Similar to LEJOG? If I'm going to be able to do it need to start planning round family committments etc. Also need to decide whether camping, b&b or a mixture. We were lucky with the weather on LEJOG as far as camping goes.

It is possible to catch ferries and island hop I would also like to do that but I'm not sure if that would be practical in a 14 day adventure. I seem to remember reading on this forum that lock Lomond was busy but the other side was OK I need to look at that. I would prefer using cheap hotels but I'm unsure if I could afford that time will tell.
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Postby Paulatic » 16 Aug 2019, 3:55pm

From Dumbarton why head further west when you’re coming back onto R74 anyway?
R7 down through Clydebank and Glasgow beside the Clyde then onto R75 is really very good. No hills until Chatelrhault park that I can remember :)
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Postby Paulatic » 16 Aug 2019, 4:29pm

Paulatic wrote:From Dumbarton why head further west when you’re coming back onto R74 anyway?
R7 down through Clydebank and Glasgow beside the Clyde then onto R75 is really very good. No hills until Chatelrhault park that I can remember :)

Here’s Loch Lomond viewtopic.php?t=107968
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