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Saturday, 22 May 2021

Scotland: Roybridge

Due to current advice from the Government and BMC to stay home (and off mountains), the trip to Roybridge planned for 16 May to 23 May 2020 has been postponed to 22-29 May 2021. The trip will go ahead as originally planned at that time.
For more information on the area, see Roybridge information. For more information about the trip and to check availability, please contact goepfertkarenATyahooDOTcom.


Monica said...

Hi Karen hope you are well. Just like to know the cottage address will be staying at Roybridge. I intend to take the train but not sure how far is the cottage from the train station. The train from Euston gets in late at 21.45 hours. If it's too far to walk will have to take a taxi provided there are taxis available. Many thanks. Regards. Monica.

Thomas G said...

Meantime, in the absence of real hills (never mind mountains), get your Scottish Mountains' fix on the BBC iPlayer: "Highlands - Scotland's Wild Heart". A re-run from 2016 this is, and the Spring and Summer parts are currently available to watch.

Mike said...

It remains to be seen whether this trip will be able to go ahead in 2021, but I thought I’d be positive and post some tips for anyone who may be hoping to go to Roy Bridge by daytime train, and is confused by the UK’s labyrinthine ticketing structure.

1 Normally, Advance tickets (the cheap ones which require you to travel on a specific train) are available 12 weeks in advance. However in view of the current crisis, timetables are generally being issued about 6 weeks in advance, so tickets may not be available until early April.
2 In my experience, Scot Rail do their own thing, so look for separate tickets to and from Glasgow (or Edinburgh), rather than through tickets.
3 My best tip. If you can’t find a cheap ticket from Glasgow to Roy Bridge, look for the tickets from Dalmuir (the first stop after Glasgow). On some trains you can get an advance single for £13.80, whereas a single from Glasgow on the same train would be £24.40!