UK Trip Advise

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Squiggy, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. Squiggy

    Squiggy FrozenToad Admiral

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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?
     
  2. T'Bonz

    T'Bonz Romulan Curmudgeon Administrator

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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.
     
  3. StolenThunder

    StolenThunder Poster Premium Member

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    Glasgow is rainy in the best of circumstances. It's fun though. Any reason for Glasgow in particular?
     
  4. Squiggy

    Squiggy FrozenToad Admiral

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    Ancestral humping grounds are near there, Killin.
     
  5. MacLeod

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    The weather is what it is, it'll be cool saying it's Autumn. But it might be sunny.
     
  6. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Real Me Premium Member

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    Keep off the moors.

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  7. MacLeod

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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.
     
  8. Avon

    Avon Commodore Commodore

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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
     
  9. MacLeod

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    True, the case then becomes is there anywhere in particular they are interested in visiting.
     
  10. BennieGamali

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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.
     
  11. Halmirdax

    Halmirdax Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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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.
     
  12. MacLeod

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    Expact rain in Britain, if it's any different it's a bonus.
     
  13. Zulu Romeo

    Zulu Romeo World Famous Starship Captain Admiral

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    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/see-do/ben-lawers-national-nature-reserve-p252201

    Be prepared for cold and rain, though, especially in October.
     
  14. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

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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.
     
  15. stoneroses

    stoneroses Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Never mind rain, in late October you might get snow.
     
  16. MacLeod

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    ^True that is a possibility, but on the other hand you could get blue skies, though it would still be on the cool side. I doubt the tempature would be much above 10C however.
     
  17. Pingfah

    Pingfah Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Once you get to Birmingham, you can just skip the rest. Try to get to Scotland without stopping, or talking to anyone.
     
  18. Starkers

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    Alternatively why not stop off in the East Midlands, full of history, friendly people and close to the Peak District!

    Birmingham is nice though, especially if you like concrete :devil:
     
  19. MacLeod

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    I could think of nicer places to visit than Birmingham, though some might disagree.
     
  20. Relayer1

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    Birminghams improving rapidly. Its still full of Brummies though !

    At that time of year you should get at least 35 minutes of daylight in Scotland and the rain won't sting too much. The midges will be gone, but be prepared for all the food to be deep fried. Even the salads. Best start drinking as you cross the border, and try to avoid sounding English.

    Seriously though, its a great country - have a good time.