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    Isle Of Bute

    Heading to Bute in late July. Does anybody have any good routes they'd like to share. Bought an OS map, so good to go!

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    Don't know about routes, but don't miss Mount Stuart House and Gardens, stunning, oh and the Black Bull in Rothesay is a good wee pub, opposite the ferry terminal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steph View Post
    Don't know about routes, but don't miss Mount Stuart House and Gardens, stunning, oh and the Black Bull in Rothesay is a good wee pub, opposite the ferry terminal.
    Great, thanks for the tips Steph! Will definitely be calling in to The Black Bull after a run!

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    The off road cycle way links up some great out and back routes - the OS map is a perfect companion to the cycle way guide and yes the Black Bull was fantastic for us last year. Slight midge problem when the wind drops, so just keep running/cycling and they won't get you!
    A circular route mostly downhill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris K View Post
    The off road cycle way links up some great out and back routes - the OS map is a perfect companion to the cycle way guide and yes the Black Bull was fantastic for us last year. Slight midge problem when the wind drops, so just keep running/cycling and they won't get you!
    Cheers Chris. I'll have a look at the cycle way.

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    Jez, can I emphasise just how jaw droppingly amazing Mount Stuart house is. Even if you never go in for that sort of thing, this is worth a visit. The tour starts with a completely white marble chapel, where the sun seems to reflect of the walls onto the altar (or did when I went). It actually gets better from that. Worth a couple of hours recovery time.

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    Oh, and seals beach regularly on the North West beaches.

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