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sydneyking
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4762 posts since 26/9/09

21 Jul 2020 15:46
Try Bakewell.

I’m off up to Arran and Skye in a couple of weeks. Just hoping it doesn’t rain the whole time
andrew_
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531 posts since 23/1/10

21 Jul 2020 16:47
Second Bakewell, beautiful round there.

Got a late aug/early sept week planned to Kent.
Got Canterbury and Deal booked, and wanted to stay in Margate/Whitstable too but airbnbs and hotels look shit. Anyone got any recommendations?
gaffer
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503 posts since 13/4/05

22 Jul 2020 02:20
joe6886 wrote: Anyone seen much of the Peak District? After a nice village with a couple of pub options and some good walks nearby

Hayfield. Smaller than Bakewell but perfect for walking - Lantern Pike and Kinder Scout on the doorstep.
Hanto
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2247 posts since 30/11/09

22 Jul 2020 07:08
I'm going back towards Battle/Rye area in August. I went last year and really enjoyed Dungeness etc., but any recommendations for places to eat/things to do in that area would be great.
kid unknown
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5398 posts since 8/12/01

22 Jul 2020 07:57
joe6886 wrote: Anyone seen much of the Peak District? After a nice village with a couple of pub options and some good walks nearby

Have a look at Hathersage.
MoB
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36865 posts since 31/8/04

posted 22 Jul 2020 09:24, edited 22 Jul 2020 09:24
anyone been Skye before? We're driving up there for a week end of august and the plan was to do some hiking/visit some distilleries but they're all gonna be shut by the looks of it. Anyone got any other recommendations?
compulsiveshopper
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posted 22 Jul 2020 09:46, edited 22 Jul 2020 09:46
I would guess that distilleries will generally be ramping back up to full production, but I am unsure whether many, and Talisker specifically, will be running tours. Are you planning on visiting Inverness? I can advise you on things worth doing and restaurants there, should that be any use
MoB
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36865 posts since 31/8/04

posted 22 Jul 2020 11:44, edited 22 Jul 2020 11:44
Cheers but we wasn't planning too, weve got our cabin in geary and just planned to explore the Island.
andymakesglasses
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20393 posts since 26/1/06

posted 22 Jul 2020 13:08, edited 22 Jul 2020 13:08
You probably know all this already but the Fairy Pools, Dunvegan Castle and Armadale Castle (not sure if they'll be open), Old Man of Storr, the Quiraing, the Cuillins if you're feeling brave, Neist Point lighthouse, Kilt Rock, Dun Beag broch, etc. You can do whale-watching boat trips and hire sea kayaks but again I'm not sure if they're operating yet.

It seems like it could be a good time to go, I read the other day that Skye is really quiet at the moment (Aviemore by contrast was apparently mobbed and horrible).

The Drovers Inn at Inverarnan, Falls of Falloch, Green Welly Stop at Tyndrum, Bridge of Orchy Hotel (if you stop then Beinn Dorain across the road is a good walk), Loch Tulla viewpoint, Rannoch Moor, Clachaig Inn, Glencoe, Old Inverlochy Castle (Glenfinnan monument and viaduct if you have time), the Grog and Gruel in Fort William and Eilean Donan Castle on the way up
MoB
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36865 posts since 31/8/04

22 Jul 2020 13:40
sydneyking
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4762 posts since 26/9/09

22 Jul 2020 16:51
Cheers Andy, I’m going up to Arran and Skye in a couple of weeks
andymakesglasses
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20393 posts since 26/1/06

1 Aug 2020 09:32
themistake wrote: Any more recommendations for St Ives?

Don't go?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-53571128
RickRude
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3467 posts since 13/1/12

1 Aug 2020 12:11
Hanto wrote: I'm going back towards Battle/Rye area in August. I went last year and really enjoyed Dungeness etc., but any recommendations for places to eat/things to do in that area would be great.

Rye has nice cobbled streets and good for a spot of lunch - would recommend Webbes.

Wild Mushroom is good for dinner - in Westfield.

Hastings old town is nice for a wonder and drink.

Winchelsea beach ok as well.

You driving? Loads of nice little farms around