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userkevandali
Posted: 20 October 2021 7:39 AM
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Hello you lovely people, it is my better half's big birthday, a number that cannot be mentioned within her hearing range. As a surprise we are staying for a weekend at an Air BnB, weekend of 12th Nov, between Perth and St Andrews (attached a map, if it works) All the kids are meeting us there for the weekend and she (better half) has no clue.

I would like any info at all regarding where to go after the weekend as we have a whole week in the camper.

We like walking/cycling/chilling, was thinking Loch Lomond over to the west but was concerned with distance so not sure if an option.

Open to any places that you lovely people have visited, taking into account we only have a week, don't mind traveling a fair bit if its worth it at the other end.

Any help much appreciated.

(Sorry, the map's a waste of time, need a pair of rimmed bottom glasses to see it!)



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userColinM50
Posted: 20 October 2021 11:14 AM
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Congrats on her big birthday and yes, once they're over 30 they don't like numbers talked about do they?

Never done it, but in that part of the UK I'd look at the NC 500. This time of the year the roads should be quiet (ish). It's something we've considered but from us (Cambs) it's a long haul so still on the future trip list
userstevec176
Posted: 20 October 2021 11:24 AM
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If you have got or can get the latest MMM magazine there's an article in it about doing the 500. Did the trip about 3 years ago and had a great time, fabulous scenery not to be rushed. I hear it's getting very busy with stay cationers this year so you might have to prebook. Good luck and happy birthday to she who must be obeyed.
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Posted: 20 October 2021 11:43 AM
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If you don't mind a couple of hours drive across country then Glencoe is very well worth visiting for a hike.

https://www.visitscotland.com/destinations-maps/glencoe/

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userAlanb
Posted: 20 October 2021 11:46 AM
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NC500???? if Loch Lomond (which I would not reccomend) is too far, then the NC500 certainly is.

Slightly closer than Loch Lomond, is the QE2 Forest Park near Aberfoyle.

There are lots of walks fairly close to the A9 to the North of Perth. Search for Perthshire tourism websites, and the Scottish forrestry commission site - where to go.

Crossing the Tay Bridge, may put Deeside within reach. Also to the North East of the indicated location, there is Tentsmuir Forest.

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userpaulmold
Posted: 20 October 2021 11:51 AM
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Check Visit Scotland website, its gives around a dozen driving routes to choose from...

https://www.visitscotland.com/blog/scotland/driving-routes-road-trips-ideas/
userMickt
Posted: 20 October 2021 12:17 PM
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You can stay overnight at the Perth visitor center
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Posted: 20 October 2021 12:39 PM
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You are in a great part of the country so I would concentrate on exploring near where you are, or on your way home.

https://heart200.scot/

Like the 500 only smaller and not as busy!
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Posted: 20 October 2021 1:36 PM
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Attempting the NC500 on this trip would be a mistake. The start is 150 miles away, so 800 miles round trip. In a week?

Stick to Fife (good coastal path) and the Scottish Borders on the way home.
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Posted: 20 October 2021 1:37 PM
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And make sure to visit the Kelpies and Falkirk Wheel if you haven't seen them before.

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userGrumpyman
Posted: 20 October 2021 2:22 PM
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As you don't want to drive to far I would suggest somewhere around the Killin area plenty of walking also Ben Lawers for serious walkers who have all the right gear..
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Posted: 20 October 2021 4:11 PM
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Keithl - 2021-10-20 11:43 AM

If you don't mind a couple of hours drive across country then Glencoe is very well worth visiting for a hike.

https://www.visitscotland.com/destinations-maps/glencoe/

Keith.


Also the White Carries ski centre has a few campervan spots we have used in the past. I think they are open all year

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Posted: 20 October 2021 4:14 PM
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You are not far from Chanery Point and Rosemarkie where there is a resident pod of dolphins, google Rosemarkie and dolphins. Unfortunately not sure about local campsites as I think the two at Rosemarkie are both closed. Also careful if you drive to the point cos you go through middle of golf course and we were nearly hit by a golf ball early this year.

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userkevandali
Posted: 20 October 2021 6:08 PM
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Thanks for all the super replies, will re read and digest later
usercolin
Posted: 20 October 2021 6:26 PM
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Plenty of nice coastline around Fife, going back 30+ years ago when I worked in Kirkcaldy went north towards St Andrews and there was an off licnce with the largest selection of scotch I've ever seen, can't recall the name of town it was in.
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Posted: 20 October 2021 9:31 PM
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Really, just stay local. It's a beautiful area. For walking, the Fife Coastal Path is hard to beat (the chain walk between Elie and Shell Bay is interesting). Cycling, try Tentsmuir Forest. Chilling, well, St Andrews and Dundee (V&A, Discovery, much more). Me personally, I could easily spend a week looking and walking round Elie, Crail, Anstruther, Pittenweem and more. Plus various boat trips available, but not sure if still on in November.
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Posted: 22 October 2021 6:12 PM
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Forget the NC500 ?????

But I second the idea of a visit to the Kelpies and a trip on the Falkirk wheel.Great day out from your location.
userkevandali
Posted: 25 October 2021 10:19 PM
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Well, I was a bit premature and booked two nights at Loch Lomond but then will head back East towards the Kelpies and then probably coastal path for last few days
userDon636
Posted: 26 October 2021 5:01 PM
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We are from Fife and would echo the comments of others regarding there being lots to see in Fife. Have a look at the Secret Bunker - very interesting visit.
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