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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
France
Switzerland
Italy
Austria
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
Nockalmstrasse
Grossglocker High Alpine Road
Gerlos Alpenstrasse

Germany
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
Scotland
Pennines / Yorkshire Dales

https://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?ms...124&dg=feature

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
http://www.ardvreckhouse.com/ 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 02:30 PM.