would be keen to go on the trip again this year but cant make this meet as got tickets for an event that night. As its early days then happy to keep up to date with developments on this forum. it is likely that I will take the motorhome again as it works for me but will see what comes up. cheers
I have been to newcastleton last year when we were in kielder. its ok but nothing special. trails are short and not too tricky. no facilities at all - just a car park. worth doing if you are in the area but not worth a massive detour. The other 4 look like they are situated close to each other
Not sure about my attendance now..problem might be getting the Friday off work having only just returned from 2.5 weeks in France. Will have to look into it. Happy for you to count me out for accommodation purposes as I can always take the motor home if I can sort things.
Also..not sure as to the drive up to Innerleithen and then back to Dalbeattie.why not just stay in Dumfries area and do Kirroughtree And glentrool ?I am sure there is some logic but not sure what it it !
Dalbeattie is only a 40 mile detour on the way home. Mabie is a little less than that.
Kirroughtree is a good ride, but it is a 90 mile round trip from Dumfries.
Glentrool from what I have read in books and seen on the internet is not really the sort of ride that we are looking for.
Although I have not done extensive research into accommodation in the Dumfries area, the cost of the places I have looked at is greater than where we stayed last year, so the extra mileage to Innerleithen for cheaper accommodation (and the great trails there, which will be new terrain for some our group) seems worthwhile.
Steve...thanks for the short answer...although am now wondering what the long answer is ! LOL
Very helpful and clear explanation. At this juncture I am not looking too hopeful for the trip due to the timing...will have just returned from a trip to France, most likely the Pyrenees . Will have done about 2500 to 3500 miles so another trip of 600 miles a few days later might be too much. In all honesty, even though I enjoyed the trip last year, I would prefer to go to somewhere different. I understand it's a majority decision. I think you should count me out and then if things change I can tag along like last year without disrupting your plans. Cheers
By the way..I spell my name without the "h" i.e. Jonathan :)