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    Inverness - Fort William

    Has anybody been there ? Im hopefully going up there to see my cousin soonish and i live all the way down in Basingstoke, long old drive (13 odd hours). Also as i drive quite an oldish car ('98 Fiesta) would it be a good idea to get breakdown coverage etc for the drive ?

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    Danny09

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    Go to Fort William and further up north every year, great scenery if you like that sort of thing.
    Yeah I would advise getting breakdown cover without a shadow of a doubt!
    National coverage if you can find a good deal, you don't want to be paying excess miles if you are 400 miles from home and breakdown, would be as well dumping the car and getting the train home ;-)

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    hunchback;6262213

    Go to Fort William and further up north every year, great scenery if you … Go to Fort William and further up north every year, great scenery if you like that sort of thing.Yeah I would advise getting breakdown cover without a shadow of a doubt!



    yeah i like the idea of scenery which is why im driving, i was thinking of flying up there but after my step-nan and sister have done the drive and said about the scenery, i thought it would be worth seeing. What sort of things are there to do there ? My cousin and I are both Skiers/Snowboarders, is october/november time good for skiing/snowboarding at Ben Nevis ?

    unless your going to walk up ben nevis then don't bother with fort william, it consists of, 2 tourist shops and a mcdonalds.

    stick to inverness, loads to do during the day, plenty of shops etc and if your going at the weekend the nightlife is great. caters for the bacardi breezer get drunk until you spew crowd and the have a quiet pint while watching some live scottish music clientele.

    Fort William to Inverness is a great drive although it can be frustrating when it's busy as overtaking is extremely difficult even with a powerful car. I doubt you'll get skiing or snowboarding at that time of year though.

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    danny09;6262227

    yeah i like the idea of scenery which is why im driving, i was thinking … yeah i like the idea of scenery which is why im driving, i was thinking of flying up there but after my step-nan and sister have done the drive and said about the scenery, i thought it would be worth seeing. What sort of things are there to do there ? My cousin and I are both Skiers/Snowboarders, is october/november time good for skiing/snowboarding at Ben Nevis ?



    November more than October for sure, the weather is quite unpredictable so it might end up chucking it down with rain for the whole of October.
    Glen Coe ski centre is on the way up to Fort William and Ben Nevis is a few miles north of Fort William.

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    ants97;6262234

    unless your going to walk up ben nevis then don't bother with fort … unless your going to walk up ben nevis then don't bother with fort william, it consists of, 2 tourist shops and a mcdonalds.stick to inverness, loads to do during the day, plenty of shops etc and if your going at the weekend the nightlife is great. caters for the bacardi breezer get drunk until you spew crowd and the have a quiet pint while watching some live scottish music clientele.



    so october/november Ben Nevis isn't the time to ski/snowboard then ? and only 1 problem with that, bacardi breezers can't get me drunk lol, they are just like water to me :lol:

    come to dundee :lol: we will party it up :lol:

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    hunchback;6262263

    November more than October for sure, the weather is quite unpredictable … November more than October for sure, the weather is quite unpredictable so it might end up chucking it down with rain for the whole of October.Glen Coe ski centre is on the way up to Fort William and Ben Nevis is a few miles north of Fort William.



    i think thats where my cousin lives, Glen Coe, not too sure tbh, have you ever been to the ski resort ?

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    micoo;6262279

    come to dundee :lol: we will party it up :lol:



    may have to stop in mr micoo i already have to stop off at some girls house that i know in nottingham lol (met her on holiday 3 years ago and still in contact lol ( no nothing happened, and nothing will happen lol :)) how much of a change of direction is dundee to inverness ? lol

    danny09;6262280

    i think thats where my cousin lives, Glen Coe, not too sure tbh, have you … i think thats where my cousin lives, Glen Coe, not too sure tbh, have you ever been to the ski resort ?



    No we just go straight by it on the motorbike, and its usually in the spring or summer.
    Jimmy Saville has a house up there though lol :thumbsup: ;-)

    danny09;6262271

    so october/november Ben Nevis isn't the time to ski/snowboard then ? and … so october/november Ben Nevis isn't the time to ski/snowboard then ? and only 1 problem with that, bacardi breezers can't get me drunk lol, they are just like water to me :lol:



    to be honestI've no idea about the snowboarding stuff, maybe worth checking out aviemore, even then I think it might be too early but I'm pretty sure they have a dry ski slope thing as well.

    danny09;6262290

    may have to stop in mr micoo i already have to stop off at some girls … may have to stop in mr micoo i already have to stop off at some girls house that i know in nottingham lol (met her on holiday 3 years ago and still in contact lol ( no nothing happened, and nothing will happen lol :)) how much of a change of direction is dundee to inverness ? lol



    its on the way and to the right a bit :lol:

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    hunchback;6262300

    No we just go straight by it on the motorbike, and its usually in the … No we just go straight by it on the motorbike, and its usually in the spring or summer.Jimmy Saville has a house up there though lol :thumbsup: ;-)



    Jimmy Saville ? really lol, wouldn't expect that! lol. Nice, what bike you got ? im looking at getting a bike soon

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    micoo;6262311

    its on the way and to the right a bit :lol:



    just a little bit to the right :roll: lol

    ]map of where i will have to go lol

    danny09;6262312

    Jimmy Saville ? really lol, wouldn't expect that! lol. Nice, what bike … Jimmy Saville ? really lol, wouldn't expect that! lol. Nice, what bike you got ? im looking at getting a bike soon



    Yeah we stop every year but he is never in lol.
    I have a Honda Fireblade and my mate has a Yamaha R1 :thumbsup:

    What kind you thinking of getting?

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    hunchback;6262356

    Yeah we stop every year but he is never in lol.I have a Honda Fireblade … Yeah we stop every year but he is never in lol.I have a Honda Fireblade and my mate has a Yamaha R1 :thumbsup:What kind you thinking of getting?



    lushhhhh! my uncle has a fireblade, well, as im only 18 im only looking at a Yamaha ZF125 (i think its ZF, got a pic with me on it but nobody will be able to see what it is lol) but there are a few bikes that i want once i pass my full test, i want a Suzuki GSXR600, Kawasaki Ninja 1000, Fireblade or a R1 lol

    danny09;6262386

    lushhhhh! my uncle has a fireblade, well, as im only 18 im only looking … lushhhhh! my uncle has a fireblade, well, as im only 18 im only looking at a Yamaha ZF125 (i think its ZF, got a pic with me on it but nobody will be able to see what it is lol) but there are a few bikes that i want once i pass my full test, i want a Suzuki GSXR600, Kawasaki Ninja 1000, Fireblade or a R1 lol



    All great bikes :thumbsup:

    my mates a surgeon, had a bloke in surgery today whod bn in a bike crash, had lost about 6 inches of his thigh bone, and apparantly his leg just kinda folded when moved, id stick to a car :lol:

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    hunchback;6262414

    All great bikes :thumbsup:



    i know lol, my uncle has a fireblade, my mate has a GSXR, my old neighbours had ninja's and i just love the look and feeling of the R1

    micoo;6262433

    my mates a surgeon, had a bloke in surgery today whod bn in a bike crash, … my mates a surgeon, had a bloke in surgery today whod bn in a bike crash, had lost about 6 inches of his thigh bone, and apparantly his leg just kinda folded when moved, id stick to a car :lol:



    yeah but on a bike mate, you can have more fun, the GSXR750 is faster than the lamborghini murcielago

    danny09;6262459

    i know lol, my uncle has a fireblade, my mate has a GSXR, my old … i know lol, my uncle has a fireblade, my mate has a GSXR, my old neighbours had ninja's and i just love the look and feeling of the R1yeah but on a bike mate, you can have more fun, the GSXR750 is faster than the lamborghini murcielago



    id still rather pay the extra 150k for the lambo :lol:

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    micoo;6262471

    id still rather pay the extra 150k for the lambo :lol:



    mate i wouldn't you can have more fun on the GSXR, if you was to buy a brand new lambo it will cost you £262,625.46 but a brand new GSXR will only cost £7,100 !!

    Fort William didn't exactly impress me to be honest.. not exactly a lot to do in the centre from what I saw.

    Inverness is far better with lots more to do.

    The coach journey between the two was nice though.

    Could you not fly from Gatwick? Or do you need the car?

    beautiful fabulous inverness is the coolest city. if you have an account with lollyds tsb you get free aa cover, you must take it. you will love scotland, it is sooooo beautiful

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    emasu;6262537

    Fort William didn't exactly impress me to be honest.. not exactly a lot … Fort William didn't exactly impress me to be honest.. not exactly a lot to do in the centre from what I saw.Inverness is far better with lots more to do.The coach journey between the two was nice though.Could you not fly from Gatwick? Or do you need the car?



    need to drive mate, told an old friend i would stop in at their house in Nottingham for the night so i have to driver lol

    danny09;6262227

    yeah i like the idea of scenery which is why im driving, i was thinking … yeah i like the idea of scenery which is why im driving, i was thinking of flying up there but after my step-nan and sister have done the drive and said about the scenery, i thought it would be worth seeing. What sort of things are there to do there ? My cousin and I are both Skiers/Snowboarders, is october/november time good for skiing/snowboarding at Ben Nevis ?



    Remember and do Oban, I was there today, then another 1hr 40min down to my neck of the woods in Campbeltown..... Great drive

    And if your not driving.... Whisky galore....

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