Spring watch 10th April


A nice wee day at the end of a week of nice wee days, time to head for the hills. It’s a place I tend to go often, regardless of the weather. The rest and be thankful is a carpark situated in the Argyll Forest Park, and in true Scottish style, the tranquility of the area is slightly dampened by the noise of a generator, powering a van that sells food and drink, but I don’t mind this, as it’s nice to get a cup of coffee after the drive up the side of Loch Lomond. Taking in some stunning views and a hot beverage, chat to other bikers that pull into the car park, then it’s time to head back down the road. I’s a nice run on the bikes, not too far but far enough to feel like a worthy journey.  Here is the map


Super Sunny Saturday Seven am

This is the Haul Road

The Haul Road

A sunny Saturday morning, also the 1st of June (So officially Summertime), so another run on the bike. This time I thought i’d go up to “the rest and be thankful”. The route I would take, took me up by Loch Lomond and cut across to Garelochhead on the Haul Road (A817). The road takes you up to Arrochar and from there onto my destination. I arrived at the Rest And Be Thankful at 8:30 am, no, I didn’t hammer it, I just left really early. The light is nice at that time (so is the traffic) but I didn’t take my camera, so I guess I’ll have to go back again, soon. The Haul road was fun, it’s the first time I had been on that road and I’ll probably use it again. On the way back I stuck to the Old Military Road (A83) to Tarbet then down the West side of Loch Lomond (A82), then back over the Ersikne Bridge. Heres the map.