Saddell Logo Saddell 2007
Monday 23rd April 2007 to Friday 27th April 2007
Monday 23rd - Edinburgh to Saddell, Evening at Home

0845 - Edinburgh

We assemble at 0845 outside the Royal Over-Seas League Building at 100,
Princes Street, Edinburgh.
The Royal-Overseas League is the location for the 2007 DDRA Edinburgh Weekend.
It has a view directly over the Princes' Street Garden (the old Nor' Loch) to
Edinburgh's magnificent castle, sat atop its extinct volcano.

Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street Gardens in April - Taken from the Royal Over-Seas League

0900 - Depart

At 0900 sharp, we depart from the Royal Over-Seas League, and head north over
the Forth Road Bridge to Fife, with the rail Bridge on our right.
Then along the coast to Culross, wthe historic town with its palace and
associations with Nicholas

 

The Royal Over-Seas LeagueForth Rail BridgeForth Road BridgeCulross and the Firth of Forth

Mid Morning - Stirling

We travel from Culross on towards the west, passing Stirling,
with its glorious castle: we'll take a photo stop here.

 

 

Stirling

1300 - Loch Lomond

Then it's on through the Trossachs National Park to Loch Lomond.
Here we stop for long enough for you to buy lunch at an award winning restaurant,
or wander along the loch shore.
Loch Lomond

Tarbert to Clachan

After lunch, we'll continue up the Western bank of Loch Lomond to Tarbet,
near the north of the Loch, where we'll turn west again, and cross
the isthmus to Loch Long and the sea at Arrochar.
Then on through the Ardgartgen Forest and Rest And Be Thankful, to
Clachan at the head of Loch Fyne.
Ben Lomond from Tarbet

Clachan to Auchindrain
Inverary

We then start down the West coast of Loch Fyne, and though the
town of Inverary, seat of the Dukes of Argyll,
to the Auchindrain folk museum, where we'll stop (entry included in price)

Auchindrain croftAuchindrain croft interiorAuchindrain croftAuchindrain Highland Cattle

Inverary Town

Auchindrain to Saddell

Tarbert Harbour

Then, after Auchindrain, we board the coach for the final stretch of the trip:
down through the pretty town of Tarbert (not to be confused with Tarbet) to Carradale
and then to the Saddell Estate at about 1730 (5.30pm).

Saddell Estate
The cost of this 9 hour, 175 mile, trip from Edinburgh to Saddell, is £35.00. 25 people or more need to take this trip to make it economically viable.
Evening At Saddell

Those staying at Saddell will be welcomed at the Lodge with cup of tea, before moving on to the
House, Castle or Cottages. Once at your building, a meal awaits you, which you and your
fellow housemates will warm through and eat.
You'll also find some general provisions for the week, and logs/coal for the fire.
You'll be able to spend the rest of the evening by the fire or stove, soaking up the unique
atmosphere of your Landmark property: reading the log book entries
of previous visitors is always fuin, and often very illuminating.


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