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Old June 9 2013, 06:04 PM   #1
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Mrs. Squiggy and I are planning a trip. Flying to London and driving up to Glasgow over the course of 2 weeks in late October.

How much is the weather going to suck?
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Old June 9 2013, 06:06 PM   #2
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All I can say is that Glasgow (and Scotland) is rather cold even in the summer (seeing ladies wearing short shorts with thick tights underneath for warmth was rather WTF-ish, so pack your woolies.
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Old June 9 2013, 06:23 PM   #3
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Glasgow is rainy in the best of circumstances. It's fun though. Any reason for Glasgow in particular?
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Old June 9 2013, 07:06 PM   #4
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Ancestral humping grounds are near there, Killin.
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Old June 9 2013, 08:17 PM   #5
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The weather is what it is, it'll be cool saying it's Autumn. But it might be sunny.
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Old June 9 2013, 08:56 PM   #6
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Keep off the moors.

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Old June 9 2013, 10:15 PM   #7
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Well if you are travelling from London to Glasgow by car you'll avoid those moors. As the route once you are out of London would be M40, M42, M6, M74, M8. Though I would recommoned M40, M42, M6 (Toll), M6, M74, M8. Going via the M5 onto the M6 means you'll hit Birmingham and traffic can slow to a crawl around there. Once you get past Preston on the M6 (and certainly Lancaster on the M6) the drive up the M6, M74 is fairly east until you get to about Hamilton.
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Old June 9 2013, 11:05 PM   #8
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if they're taking 2 weeks to do it i imagine they'll take a more scenic route than the motorways
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Old June 10 2013, 10:43 AM   #9
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True, the case then becomes is there anywhere in particular they are interested in visiting.
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Old June 10 2013, 10:52 AM   #10
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Every time I went to London or Belfast it's been warm and sunny. Not too cold in the evenings but a jacket was good to have. I have been lucky with the sun though. I guess it depends on what you are used to. Watch out for crazies.
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Old June 10 2013, 01:12 PM   #11
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The weather is British so it'll be many things, some learn to love it. Pack for everything and enjoy the gorgeous scenery on your way up.
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Old June 10 2013, 01:28 PM   #12
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Expact rain in Britain, if it's any different it's a bonus.
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Old June 10 2013, 09:49 PM   #13
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Ancestral humping grounds are near there, Killin.
If that is Killin, by Loch Tay, that's a beautiful part of the country. The mountain Ben Lawers is not too far from there - a good place for hillwalking. I've climbed it twice before.

More info of the general area:

http://www.visitscotland.com/info/se...eserve-p252201

Be prepared for cold and rain, though, especially in October.
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Old June 11 2013, 07:47 PM   #14
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Well rain certainly as for cold, it might be on the cool side but I wouldn't say cold. But then again I'm used to the British weather.
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Old June 12 2013, 04:26 AM   #15
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Never mind rain, in late October you might get snow.
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