Largs and Great Cumbrae

We left our hotel early on Sunday and drove about 30 miles up the road to the coastal town of Largs.

Here we had time for breakfast and a walk along the beach, and filled up with petrol, before jumping on the ferry to Great Cumbrae. Marketed as Scotland’s most accessible island, Millport is the only village on the island which is popular with cyclists.

I’ve also just noticed they do a Country Music festival there, usually at the end of August…..Should have taken my Stetson (and must go next year).

Although overcast Corrie did swim in the Sea at Millport. We enjoyed a walk around the town and drove around the coastal road (it’s about 10 miles all the way round the island – it isn’t a big island at all).

Returning to Largs and we stopped for an ice cream (I had one scoop of Tablet flavour ice cream, and one scoop of the chocolate brownie flavour).

We hit the road a little after 15:15 – driving to the motorway from Largs took us to Glasgow where we joined the M8 before turning South a little later on to take the M74, A74(M), M6 and M5 back to Gloucestershire.

The journey back was mostly easy – We stopped just twice (Tebay and Wolverhampton). It clouded over again once we got to Glasgow but didn’t start raining until we went past Stoke. Then it started pouring. Just outside Wolverhampton, while still on the M6, we stopped at the service and I felt a little vulnerable walking from the car in my t-shirt and shorts in the pouring rain.

Apart from being stationary for 30 minutes by junction 2 of the M5, it was a clear run back and we got home at 22:30.


Fred Hart

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