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      04-29-2014, 07:39 AM   #1
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In Search of...... The Ultimate Driving Roads - Scotland.

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In search of......... The ultimate drivers roads!

2yrs 4 months, 21,000 miles on the clock, weekends, numerous PH Sunday Services and the following:

Wales x 2 (Brecon Beacons, Elan Valley, Snowdonia National Park & the Evo triangle)
Isle of Man
Peak District
Exmoor National Park
Following alp passes:
Col de Turini
Col de la Bonette
Col d’Izoard
Col du Galibier
Col de l’Iseran (highest in the Alps at 2770m)
Col des Aravis
Grimsel Pass
Furka Pass
St. Gotthard Pass
San Bernardino Pass
Fluela Pass
Ofen Pass
Umbrail Pass
Stelvio Pass
Gavia Pass
Grossglocker High Alpine Road
Gerlos Alpenstrasse

Nurburgring x 2

Euro/Alp Tour
Wales... A drivers playground
Tour... Exmoor National Park
Peak District Tour
Isle of Man
Weekend in Wales

And now,
the latest tour in search of (19/04 - 26/04)
1 M3, 3 1M's and the token M (M135i)

Northumberland National Park
Pennines / Yorkshire Dales

A pictures worth a thousand words as the saying goes.....

Starting point Northumberland National Park - Falstone..

Kielder Water

And onwards we go...

First casualty on one of the many mountain 'tarmac rally' stages

Quick tour and taste testing on route

Further into Scotland we go

First departure from the main group, Mark and his M135i make way for Inverness to sort out his bulge issue, tyre that is ; ) The rest of us make for Loch Ness

Oil top up time & a bit of road surfing on the baron plains

Loch Ness bound off the beaten track

Loch Ness...... heavily fogged over.

Casualty 2

Loch Ness and the little M135i fresh on a new front set of Michelins

Making track for John O'Grouts

West we head...

Heading south west

Windy is an understatement

Ullapool region nice place to stay.

Isle of Sky

Eilean Donan Castle

Commando Monument

Loch Lomond

Back across the boarder to some wet weather after a dry run around Scotland
Pennines/Yorkshire Dales

Great trip, hard on the cars but BMW M's are built for driving and not collecting dust parked up in a garage. Now in need of a new windscreen, that be number 3.

Thanks to Marcus for organising the great route and itinerary, Hetan, Mark and Jana for the laughs and driving company.

Last edited by Aussie_in_London; 05-03-2014 at 03:30 PM.