Cycle Ride around Bute

We set off this morning for a cycle ride around the Isle of Bute. The sun was shining and it was perfect conditions for a cycle ride. We passed by the small village of Kerrycroy and Mount Stuart and our first stop was at Kilchatten Bay, a lovely sandy beach and a great little Post Office that also served as a café, perfect for tea, coffee and a slice of cherry pie! (We had heard that the homemade scones were good but someone else had beaten us to them!)

We then cycled towards St Blane’s church passing Dungoil, a neolithic settlement and wonderful views of the Isle of Arran.

Our final stop was the beautiful Scalpsie bay on the west of the island. A super beach with a fantastic outlook to the peaks of Arran. We had our lunch here and afterwards Jill and Kevin went seal spotting and found plenty, whilst Tony and I took a nap and did a bit of sunbathing. Guess who the nature lovers are!

Scalpsie Bay with Arran in the background

We cycled over 20 miles of extremely undulating terrain getting caught up in the rush hour with about 7 cars passing us by! We are now sitting in the sunshine enjoying a well deserved aperitif!

Tomorrow we will be leaving Bute and arriving on the Isle of Mull.

6 thoughts on “Cycle Ride around Bute

  1. Peter and Nia May 21, 2014 / 8:34 pm

    Hey Guys…what’s going on?
    You’re in Scotland…sun.
    We’re in S of France…very windy and rain!!!
    This was not in my master plan.
    Have Fun and enjoy Mull
    Peter and Nia


    • Rosie Pike May 22, 2014 / 9:43 pm

      Ha Ha! The best laid plans! We have been extremely lucky with the weather so far and seem to be dodging the rain, however just to make you feel better it is now only about 14 degrees, but not raining!


  2. john and carol May 22, 2014 / 4:21 pm

    We have just seen your blog .Looks interesting up there with a lot of open space. Are there any people in scotland as it looks unihabited or have the seals driven them all away. john and carol


    • Rosie Pike May 22, 2014 / 9:41 pm

      The islands are very quiet and I have yet to see the seals but who knows!


  3. Linda May 22, 2014 / 5:26 pm

    Hi Both, what gorgeous scenery and how lucky are you with the weather! looking forward to further blogs as you progress on your travels. Have fun x


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