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pegasus
11-01-04, 17:59
Can anyone recommend a place to have lunch for around 10 bikers in or near Kyle Of Lochalsh.......

Also anyone know how often the ferry crosses and cost from armadale bay on skye to mallaig, early May 04.....

Any help much appreciated.......

Hillhound
11-01-04, 18:33
I usually just use the little cafe at the carpark, but it's just chips, pies and toasties.

For the ferries check this site for timetables and prices

www.calmac.co.uk/

Hillhound
11-01-04, 18:37
Skye timetable

pegasus
11-01-04, 18:51
Many thanks.........

Will check again when summer timetable out.............

Iain Hogg
11-01-04, 21:03
I'm sorry but there ain't no ferry from Kyle of Lochalsh to Skye anymore :mad:

They built a bridge, charge a kings ransome for the priveledge of using it and withdrew the ferry :confused:

Use the ferry from Glenelg to Kylerhea, just a little further south than the bridge.

Details here (http://www.skyeferry.co.uk/)

This is the road down to the ferry:

http://TheHoggs.smugmug.com/photos/1111427-M.jpg


When you get there, you wont regret it
;)

Here is a typical Skye road:

http://TheHoggs.smugmug.com/photos/1092431-M.jpg

Iain

wessie
11-01-04, 21:58
I was not impressed with the ferry. Crew were unhelpful and we thought the price was a rip off.

We did see some dolphins/porpoises though which cheered us up.

We were based in Fort William so had a great ride up to KoL, spin around Skye, ferry then Mallaig back to FW. A good day out even if it did piss down all the way back to FW.

pegasus
11-01-04, 22:35
Did the glenelg ferry and up to uig september last year.

Single track road from the ferry very twisty and full of gravel.

Plan is set off from fort william-speon bridge stop at the commando monument-invergarry then pick up the a87 to KoL.
Lunch then over the bridge to Skye then armadale -mallaig ferry then back to fort william via strontian.

franco
11-01-04, 23:25
Iain, those pics are not allowed, they're supposed to be taken AFTER GSs were invented...were those photos taken on the way to your christening? I'm sure that's an old Rover in the photos...taken 40 years ago, and now that whole area is a leisure park, B&Q, etc....give us a photo taken within my lifetime:D

~Stef~
12-01-04, 02:36
Originally posted by franco
Iain, those pics are not allowed, they're supposed to be taken AFTER GSs were invented...

Rob if you look closley there before and after shots, its the same area, just the roads been widened and given the time scale theres been some siesmic activity and the mountains have grown :P

~Stef~

Iain Hogg
12-01-04, 08:13
Originally posted by franco
I'm sure that's an old Rover in the photos...taken 40 years ago

I think it was an MG Magnette, nor a rover (registration PST 967).


Pegasus, sorry I misread your post, you know there is a bridge at Kyle and it was the Armadale - Mallaig ferry you wanted, this is run by CalMac (http://www.calmac.co.uk/).

This is the peir at Armadale

http://TheHoggs.smugmug.com/photos/1103139-M.jpg

If you can spare the time, stay longer on Skye and also longer out past Strontian - even try getting to Ardnamurchan point - endless miles of single track switchback!!

You will also need to use the ferry at Corran (http://www.lochabertransport.org.uk/corranferry.html) just south of Fort William to avoid long detour around Loch Eil on your return.

Iain

Hillhound
12-01-04, 09:59
Picture of the Glenelg ferry attached for those of you who have not been there.

Pegasus, if you are using the Skye Bridge and there are more than about 5 bikes I think it is cheaper to buy a book of 20 tickets. The remaining ones are valid for a year. I did all my trips last year using what was left in somenoe elses book.

If you dont need what's left let me know, I will need some in May.

Malky
12-01-04, 13:57
Originally posted by pegasus
Did the glenelg ferry and up to uig september last year.

Single track road from the ferry very twisty and full of gravel.

Plan is set off from fort william-speon bridge stop at the commando monument-invergarry then pick up the a87 to KoL.
Lunch then over the bridge to Skye then armadale -mallaig ferry then back to fort william via strontian.

you mean this then...

Invicta Moto
13-01-04, 12:42
Originally posted by Hillhound
Picture of the Glenelg ferry attached for those of you who have not been there.

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Does the bloke that owns the pub/shop in Glenelg still have the DUKW for delivering when the roads are out in the winter?

Mind you it was 20 years since I was last there.....

Grizzly
19-01-04, 13:19
Pegasus, whatever way you chose to to reach Skye in the end, why not turn off to north a few miles before reaching Kyle of Lochalsh & visit Plockton. Beautiful spot & several good bar lunch establishments, including www.plocktonhotel.co.uk which is right on the seafront among the palm trees!! & you can eat in the small garden on the water's edge if the weather's ok. It's only 3-4 miles off Kyle road & well worth a visit.
Cheers......................Grizzly :beerjug:

pegasus
07-03-04, 19:29
Thanks for that Grizzly.......probably give that a try.....