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Rarecolour
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Post by Rarecolour » Sat Aug 06, 2022 2:32 pm

Good pictures. Have you ever been to Monachyle Mhor Hotel? Lovely drive down to it and you can grab some great shots while there. Be a nice drive down there in the a Macan than my old car.
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GTB
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Post by GTB » Sat Aug 06, 2022 3:34 pm

Rarecolour wrote:
Sat Aug 06, 2022 2:32 pm
Good pictures. Have you ever been to Monachyle Mhor Hotel? Lovely drive down to it and you can grab some great shots while there. Be a nice drive down there in the a Macan than my old car.
Hi Rarecolour, yes been there good few years ago now and as you mention great drive along the side of Loch Voil downto the hotel from Balquhidder.

There are lots of great roads to drive in that area of the Trossachs, another good road to drive is the B829 from Aberfoyle going west towards Loch Ard then Loch Chon, along the side of Loch Katrine before dropping down the side of Loch Arklet to the end of the road at Inversnaid on east side of Loch Lomond, lunch or a snack there and then back.

Those roads havent changed likley since they were built, a little widening here and there, but I know the tourist coaches that go to Inversnaid the drivers work for the money and pensioners on board do scream at times thinking the coach is already off the road and heading for a watery splash..........

We are indeed lucky still to have roads like that, but many dont know how to drive them properly especially in the winter.

Cheers GTB
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Post by Rarecolour » Sat Aug 06, 2022 3:39 pm

GTB wrote:
Sat Aug 06, 2022 3:34 pm
Rarecolour wrote:
Sat Aug 06, 2022 2:32 pm
Good pictures. Have you ever been to Monachyle Mhor Hotel? Lovely drive down to it and you can grab some great shots while there. Be a nice drive down there in the a Macan than my old car.
Hi Rarecolour, yes been there good few years ago now and as you mention great drive along the side of Loch Voil downto the hotel from Balquhidder.

There are lots of great roads to drive in that area of the Trossachs, another good road to drive is the B829 from Aberfoyle going west towards Loch Ard then Loch Chon, along the side of Loch Katrine before dropping down the side of Loch Arklet to the end of the road at Inversnaid on east side of Loch Lomond, lunch or a snack there and then back.

Those roads havent changed likley since they were built, a little widening here and there, but I know the tourist coaches that go to Inversnaid the drivers work for the money and pensioners on board do scream at times thinking the coach is already off the road and heading for a watery splash..........

We are indeed lucky still to have roads like that, but many dont know how to drive them properly especially in the winter.

Cheers GTB

I really need to get back up Scotland again. Used to go up there for a week every year, fantastic part of the world! Had some amazing drives up there during the winter, even in the works van.

Please post as many pics as you can take while you're out and about up there 👍🏻
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Post by Plyphon » Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:13 pm

EC 250 and NC 500 are on the list when I get my Macan for sure

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Post by Rarecolour » Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:20 pm

Best be up early to try and beat everyone else on the route. A couple of mates have done it in camper vans :twisted:, just ruins it for the ones who want to drive and enjoy the views.

I've also read that it's best to do the NC500 route in reverse, the best views are then at the end?
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Post by AndyC160 » Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:37 pm

Plyphon wrote:
Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:13 pm
EC 250 and NC 500 are on the list when I get my Macan for sure
Unfortunately you're 10/15 years too late with the nc500. Great scenery but if you go up there to have fun on the roads, forget it...you'll get frustrated. Plenty of other great roads in Scotland away from the nc500.

This was the last time, in 2012, I went up there purely to enjoy the roads. I've been around there since on numerous holidays and seen it definitely get busier and less fun.

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Post by Rarecolour » Wed Aug 10, 2022 9:08 pm

AndyC160 wrote:
Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:37 pm
Plyphon wrote:
Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:13 pm
EC 250 and NC 500 are on the list when I get my Macan for sure
Unfortunately you're 10/15 years too late with the nc500. Great scenery but if you go up there to have fun on the roads, forget it...you'll get frustrated. Plenty of other great roads in Scotland away from the nc500.

This was the last time, in 2012, I went up there purely to enjoy the roads. I've been around there since on numerous holidays and seen it definitely get busier and less fun.

Holy crap, what a car to do it in as well! Presumably tickled by Minhea/ Dougal?
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Post by Tracky » Wed Aug 10, 2022 10:03 pm

Did the nc500 last September- it was really quiet and I really enjoyed it!
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Post by AndyC160 » Wed Aug 10, 2022 10:12 pm

Tracky wrote:
Wed Aug 10, 2022 10:03 pm
Did the nc500 last September- it was really quiet and I really enjoyed it!
I take it all back!
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Post by AndyC160 » Wed Aug 10, 2022 10:22 pm

Rarecolour wrote:
Wed Aug 10, 2022 9:08 pm
AndyC160 wrote:
Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:37 pm
Plyphon wrote:
Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:13 pm
EC 250 and NC 500 are on the list when I get my Macan for sure
Unfortunately you're 10/15 years too late with the nc500. Great scenery but if you go up there to have fun on the roads, forget it...you'll get frustrated. Plenty of other great roads in Scotland away from the nc500.

This was the last time, in 2012, I went up there purely to enjoy the roads. I've been around there since on numerous holidays and seen it definitely get busier and less fun.

Holy crap, what a car to do it in as well! Presumably tickled by Minhea/ Dougal?
MTM and a few Wagner tuning parts = alot of fun
2018 Macan in Agate grey
Audi B5 RS4 - tweaked a little bit ;)
Lotus Elise S1 Sport 160

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