Saturday, 27 June 2015

Updated Itinerary

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Depart Mon 29th June 2015 
Day 1 – Mon 29th June    leave 29 Dalton Avenue Dalmellington KA67QR East Ayrshire.  Ayrshire Post photo call.  Cycle to Ayr.  (South Ayrshire). Talk/workshop at Burns Cottage, Alloway 2-4pm.  Janice Forsyth Show Radio Scotland. 
Stay with Lyn, Ayr.  15 miles

Day 2 – Tue30th June       Train to Ardrossan. Knit n natter on ferry with Sainsbury’s Sock Group.  Cycle to Kildonan.  Camp Kildonan.  Total 19 miles. 
Day 3 – Wed1st July         Stay Kildonan Arran.  (North Ayrshire) 

Day 4 – Thur 2nd July        Cycle Kildonan to Lochranza 30 miles.  Stay Lochranza.

Day 5 – Fri 3rd July            workshop Arran Guild of Weavers Spinners & Dyers  10.30 - 12.30.  Stay Lochranza.
Day 6 – Sat 4th July           Ferry Lochranza to Claonaig, Mull of Kintyre.  Cycle to Lochgilphead.  24 miles.  Stay Lochgilphead caravan site Lochgilphead.

Day 7 – Sun 5th July          Stay Lochgilphead as above. 

Day 8 – Mon 6th July        Cycle Lochgilphead to Kilmartin.  (Argyll & Bute)  11 miles.  Mini workshop knitting/crochet tips and UFOs Kilmartin Museum 2-4.  Open workshop to book: 01546 510278.  Knitting and crochet clinic.  Stay Kilmartin. 

Day 9 – Tue 7th July          Cycle/bus A816 Kilmartin to Oban 29 miles. 
Stay Roseview caravan site Oban.  Rendezvous with Lee Renouf-Miller.

Day 10- Wed 8th July        Ferry to Mull.  Cycle to Tobermory 21 miles.   Camp Tobermory.  
                                Mini workshop evening 7-9 Woolly Wednesdays An Tobar Centre and cafe. Spindling for beginners.

Day 11 – Thu 9th July        Cycle Tobermory  to Loch Don 24 miles. Open Workshop Loch Don.  To Book contact

Day 12 – Fri 10th July        cycle/bus Loch Don to Craignure 2 miles.  Ferry  Craignure to Oban.  Stay Oban.  
Day 13 Sat 11th July          Oban to Fort William 45 miles.  Citylink bus Oban to Ballachulish. Cycle 15 miles Ballachulish to Fort William. Stay Fort William.

Day 14 Sun 12th July         Train Fort William to Glenfinnan.  Cycle Glenfinnan to Lochailort  9.5 miles.  Stay Lochailort. 
Day 15 Mon13th Jul          Stay Lochailort.  Provisional informal visit to Alison Durbin Wildwood arts.

Day 16   Tues 14thJul        Mini workshop for knitting group Mallaig 7.30-9.30

Day17- Wed 15thJul          Cycle Lochailort to Fort William 26 miles. 
Stay Glen Nevis camp site Fort William. 

Day 18 Thurs 16th July     Train Fort William to Upper Tyndrum.
Cycle Tyndrum to Dalmally 12.5 miles.   

Day 19  - Fri 17th July        Drop by and fibre share etc at Dalmally as desired.  Contact Heartfelt By Liz to book.  01838 200934

Day 20   -Sat  18th July      Train Dalmally – Mallaig.   (Change at Lower Tyndrum, cycle to Upper
Tyndrum then on to Mallaig.)
Camp Armadale   

Day  21  Sun 19th July       Cycle Armadale to Broadford 16 miles. Stay Broadford Skye.  Ashaig site,

Day 22  20th  July Mon     Open workshop  2-4 - Handspinner, Old Pier Road, Broadford, Isle of Skye, Continental knitting and knitting and crochet problem solving and question session.  Bring your stuck projects!  To Book 01471 822 876 Broadford.  Stay Broadford.
Day 23  21st July Tue        Cycle  Broadford - Portree 26 miles Or Broadford to Sligachan 15.5 miles.  Bus to Uig Citylink.   Camp Uig Bay Campsite
Day 24 - 22nd July Wed    Ferry Uig to Tarbert on Harris.  Dep 14.00 Arr 15.40.  Cycle Tarbert to Horgabost 12 miles.  Camp Horgabost. 

Day 25 – 23rd July Thur   Bus part way to Stornoway.  Cycle rest. 

Day 26 – 24th July Fri.       Ferry Stornoway to Ullapool.  Camp Ullapool.  Stay Bromfield Holiday Park Ullapool.  Meet up with AnnMarie. 
Day 27 – Sat 25th July       Bus Ullapool Harbour – Garve.  Cycle 13.5 miles (mostly downhill) Garve to Dingwall.
Stay Dingwall Campsite.    
Day 28 – Sun 26th July     Meet with cyclists on road event Dingwall breakfast and/or lunch.  Cycle Dingwall to Inverness.   15 miles. Stay Inverness Bught campsite. 
Day 29   - Mon 27th July
Train Inverness to Aviemore. Stay Rothiemurchus Camp site.
Day 30  Tues 28th Jul   Aviemore to Newtonmore. 16 miles.  Stay Speybridge campsite Newtonmore.
Day 31 – 29th July              Open mini workshop Highland Folk Museum 2-4 Newtonmore Stranded colour work.  To Book: Graham Cross 01540 673551  stay Newtonmore. 

Day 32 – 30th July              Newtonmore to Blair Atholl Perth  & Kinross.  Route 7.  34 miles. Blair Castle caravan park.
Day 33 – 31st July              Cycle Blair Atholl to Bankfoot 25 miles.  Visit Appletree Man organic fruit nursery Bankfoot.
Day 34 – 1st Aug Sat         Day off.   stay Bankfoot.

Day 35 – 2nd Aug Sun       Open workshop/ talk Birnam institute Dunkeld 2-4 .  Knitting and crochet tips, hints & troubleshooting.  UFOs & stuck projects welcome.  Cycle both ways 12 mls  To Book:  Tel: 01350 727674
Day 36 – 3rd Aug Mon     Bankfoot to Dundee.  26 miles. Stay Dundee.                                                  Open mini workshop Fluff knitting shop evening 7-9 talk then drop in knit and natter.       164 Blackness Road, Dundee, DD1 5PQ       For details: 01382 690190
Day 37 – 4th August          Cycle Dundee to Abernethy 20.5 miles.

Day 38 – 5th Aug Wed     Cycle Abernethy to Kinross.     12.5 miles. 

Day 39 – 6th Aug Thur      stay Kinross.    Offer knitting session and talk. Venue needed.

Day 40 – 7th Aug Fri          Kinross to Stirling.  26+ miles.   Stay with Mary in Stirling.

Day 41 – 8th Aug Sat         Train Stirling to Glasgow.  33 miles. Cycle Glasgow to Paisley 9.5 miles.

Day 42 – 9th Aug Sun       Stay Paisley  blog and crochet/knit.  Offer mini workshop/talk Paisley.  Venue needed.

Day 43 – 10th Aug Mon   Cycle Paisley to Glasgow 9.5 miles.  Train Glasgow to Lanark.  Cycle to Kirkfieldbank 3.5 miles.  OR train to Glasgow and cycle 30 miles to New Lanark.  Stay Kirkfieldbank caravan site. 

Day 44 – 11th Aug Tues   Cycle Kirkfieldbank – New Lanark 3.5 miles. 
Open Workshop New Lanark 2-4.  Finishing and UFOs.  To Book: Tel 01555 661345.  Stay Kirkfieldbank caravan site.  

Day 45 – 12th Aug Wed   Cycle New Lanark to Biggar.  14 miles.  Rendezvous with Lee Renouf-Miller.

Day 46 – 13th Aug Thur   Time off knit, crochet, blog Biggar.

Day 47  - 14th Aug  Fri       Time off knit, crochet, blog Biggar.

Day 48  - 15th Aug Sat      Attend Broughton spinners Gathering.   Stay campsite Broughton. 

Day 49 – 16th  Aug Sun    Broughton to Colinton Edinburgh.  27 miles.

Day 50 17th Aug Mon       Stay Colinton.  (Edinburgh City)  Mini workshop Edinburgh Victoria’s house. 

Day 51 – 18th Aug Tue     Cycle Colinton to Penicuik 10 miles.  (Midlothian).  
Open talk re trip Penicuik Arts Centre 7-9.  Stay Penicuik, EH26 9JE.  Contact

Day 52 – 19th Aug Wed   Penicuik to Haddington  22 miles.  Stay Haddington. 

Day 53 – 20th Aug Thur   Workshop Haddington Spinners.  Long and extended draw.  Stay

Day 54 – 21st Aug Fri        Haddington to Innerwick.  Stay at Innerwick.  16 miles.

Day 55 22nd Aug Sat         Open workshop Innerwick 2-4.  Knitting with multi coloured yarns. Stay Innerwick. 

Day 56 – 23rd Aug Sun       Innerwick to St Abbs.  Stay Woolfish St Abbs.  16 miles.

Day 57 – 24th Aug Mon   Open talk/workshop Woolfish St Abbs.  Stay St Abbs.

Day 58 – 25th Aug Tue     St Abbs to Coldstream.  Stay Coldstream.  28 miles.

Day 59 – 26th Aug Wed   Coldstream to Kelso.  Stay Kelso.  12 miles.  

Day 60 – 27th Aug Thur   Kelso to Hawick 22 miles   Stay Hawick. 

Day 61 – 28th Aug Fri        Open workshop/talk at Borders Textile Tower House Hawick 4-6pm.   Contact   Borders Textile Towerhouse, 1 Tower Knowe, Hawick TD9 9EN.  camp Horns Hole Hawick. 

Day 62 – 29th Aug Sat      Stay Hawick.  Crochet and knit.

Day 63 – 30th Aug              Sun Cycle Hawick to Langholm.  23 miles. 

Day 64 – 31st Aug Mon   Open workshop Blue Moon Langholm 2-4.  Stay Langholm.   (Dumfries & Galloway)

Day 65 – 1st Sept Tue      Cycle Langholm to Kirtlebridge 15 miles.  Mini workshop Kirtlebridge - evening.

Day 66 – 2nd Sept Wed   Kirtlebridge to Dumfries.  24 miles.  Stay Dumfries.

Day 67 – 3rd Sept Thur    Dumfries to Castle Douglas.  16 miles.  Stay Castle Douglas.

Day 68 – 4th Sept Fri         Castle Douglas to New Galloway. 14 miles.  Stay Hawkrigg campsite. Evening homecoming gathering Hawkrigg campsite.

Day 69 – 5th Sept Sat       New Galloway – HOME 14 miles.

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