graham bowers wrote:I would recommend going across to the Orkneys for both the ferry to Aberdeen and there are some fantastic archaeological sites if you have time. Skara Brae for one.
Something that hasn't been mentioned thus far, and is very relevant to camping in Scotland, is the Scottish midge.
Do you have a route yet?
Thanks for the advice. It sounds like the Orkneys is the route to travel and worth the trip. Thanks to you and the previous contributor for recommending this. I would never have known that this is the best option by planning on my own.
It sounds like the Scottish Midge may be as challenging as the terrain. I have experienced the utter torture that black flies, mosquitos and “no-see-um’s” can inflict on the cyclist here in Nova Scottish, so your advice is heeded. Is there a point/place going north where I should pick up a net and some repellent or will I encounter them over the whole of Britain?
I have be looking at several resources for route planning. I am reading Royston Wood’s books and just received the SUSTRANS guide. I will begin putting together my route in January at which time my posts will likely be daily requesting additional details.
Thank you for helping me in the endeavour.
All the best,