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AussiePeterJ
 


Member Since: 29 May 2014
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Tour of UK

Hi all, I know I am being a bit lazy here, Embarassed I could spend hours and hours trolling the IOT but am still likely to miss the gems, hence I decided to suck up to my fellow Land Rover owners and hit you all up for a few suggestions. SWMBO and the bag carrier Wink are coming to UK for 12 weeks or so (drop in middle May, nick off late August or there abouts) and are going to look at Wales, Ireland, Scotland and the mainland middle bit, errrr, Lakes District, so basically London upwards, we have previously done the bottom end. I know it's not half long enough but we work with what we have, and that's what we have.

What I would really appreciate is a few of those "gems", not to be missed things, that I am sure all of you have from your trips around. Can be things to see, places to go, places to stay, things to do, what ever has provided you with one of those "how good is this" moment, then I can try to weave it into the general plan. At this point I plan to buy a vehicle for all the running around (and sell it later) staying in B&Bs or little pubs but it's early in the planning process.

Found some fun things to do already, like the longest zip line in Snowdonia, going to try to do the Edinburgh Tattoo, have looked into doing the LR Experience day, and have a reasonable handle on some of the more well known attractions, castles, lakes and things but even then, some I am sure are a stand out.

I just figured that it was worth the question, and thanks for any suggestions.

Peter
 MY13 D4 Nara Bronze HSE, Almond Interior, E-Diff, 20" for the road, 18" GOE for the fun stuff, Traxide, OL Bar, GAP IIDTool, Pioneer Tray, DAB+ LOGIC & ICE retro-fit, Vintage SAV Marchal Driving lights (weird I know but what can I say).......more to come  
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professorpool
 


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What sort of vehicle? A Landrover?
 D3 K300NJH- still going strong
D3 K400NJH- gone to car heaven
FL1 - gone to Romania
D3 HD05- gone to a divorce diet
D1 V8 manual - gone but not forgotten
RR Classic - gone but not not forgotten
Too scared of listing the other marques for fear of ridicule 
 
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professorpool
 


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Just so you know, and maybe more useful to you, there is a company that rents out expedition prepared defenders with roof top tents, fridges etc already installed.
 D3 K300NJH- still going strong
D3 K400NJH- gone to car heaven
FL1 - gone to Romania
D3 HD05- gone to a divorce diet
D1 V8 manual - gone but not forgotten
RR Classic - gone but not not forgotten
Too scared of listing the other marques for fear of ridicule 
 
Post #190531423rd Jan 2018 11:13 am
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Is that Iggy ? Whistle
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Travel for all occasions to and from any destination in the UK.
www.pendletransfers.com 
 
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professorpool
 


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lol at iggy...

I have seen these chaps at the usual shows:

http://www.adventurehire.co.uk/
 D3 K300NJH- still going strong
D3 K400NJH- gone to car heaven
FL1 - gone to Romania
D3 HD05- gone to a divorce diet
D1 V8 manual - gone but not forgotten
RR Classic - gone but not not forgotten
Too scared of listing the other marques for fear of ridicule 
 
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professorpool
 


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http://www.adventurehire.co.uk/hire-prices/
 D3 K300NJH- still going strong
D3 K400NJH- gone to car heaven
FL1 - gone to Romania
D3 HD05- gone to a divorce diet
D1 V8 manual - gone but not forgotten
RR Classic - gone but not not forgotten
Too scared of listing the other marques for fear of ridicule 
 
Post #190532523rd Jan 2018 11:22 am
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AussiePeterJ
 


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Thanks we do lot of caravanning here at home we did think about hiring a motorhome but I've decided to do basically cars and B&Bs as I said earlier. I haven't really thought about what vehicle yet. No clue about Iggy
 MY13 D4 Nara Bronze HSE, Almond Interior, E-Diff, 20" for the road, 18" GOE for the fun stuff, Traxide, OL Bar, GAP IIDTool, Pioneer Tray, DAB+ LOGIC & ICE retro-fit, Vintage SAV Marchal Driving lights (weird I know but what can I say).......more to come  
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Pelyma
  


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What are your hobbies and interests when at home?
 DS3 TDV6 HSE - Silver with Alpaca (old one)
DS3 TDV6 HSE- Silver with Alpaca (new one) Gone
D4 HSE Lux - Montalcino Red 
 
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professorpool
 


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The type of vehicle would affect the recommendations, for example, no one is going to recommend stratta florida if you are going to hire a Renault Clio.

OK fella... This thread could go on for years!

Route, time of year, rough timescales, budget and interests would all have an impact I guess. Thumbs Up
 D3 K300NJH- still going strong
D3 K400NJH- gone to car heaven
FL1 - gone to Romania
D3 HD05- gone to a divorce diet
D1 V8 manual - gone but not forgotten
RR Classic - gone but not not forgotten
Too scared of listing the other marques for fear of ridicule 
 
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professorpool
 


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Pelyma wrote:
What are your hobbies and interests when at home?


Don't be silly he is from Australia - drinking fosters and surfing
 D3 K300NJH- still going strong
D3 K400NJH- gone to car heaven
FL1 - gone to Romania
D3 HD05- gone to a divorce diet
D1 V8 manual - gone but not forgotten
RR Classic - gone but not not forgotten
Too scared of listing the other marques for fear of ridicule 
 
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[quote] 'No clue about Iggy'

Neither have we Rolling with laughter Thumbs Up
  
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AussiePeterJ
 


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Yeah fair enough point as I said do a lot of caravanning at home go away for weeks at a time free camping We are in to bush walking get out on the water a bit check out whatever sites there are in the areas that we go to. The history of things is of interest and you guys have got a lot to check out.
As far as a car is concerned let's say a small sedan size of a Honda Accord or something similar.
Fosters........nahhh....don't touch the stuff there's some really excellent beer, fosters is not on my list.
I did realise the size that this thread could become so I just thought that I'd let it run for a couple of days with just maybe one or two suggestions or two suggestions from a reply and we'll leave it at that.
I did do rough dates and a rough list of places we're going to go in the opening post but over there middle of May leaving middle of August more or less and basically trying to look north of London also Wales and Ireland.

Thanks
Peter
 MY13 D4 Nara Bronze HSE, Almond Interior, E-Diff, 20" for the road, 18" GOE for the fun stuff, Traxide, OL Bar, GAP IIDTool, Pioneer Tray, DAB+ LOGIC & ICE retro-fit, Vintage SAV Marchal Driving lights (weird I know but what can I say).......more to come  
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Pelyma
  


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If you are going to Ireland then stop in Pembrokeshire before you catch the ferry. St Davids is lovely has a beautiful cathedral if you like that type of hing or there is a company called TYF who do coasteering trips which is great for thrill seekers. I've coasteered with them twice and been on kayaking trips twice.

https://www.tyf.com

a video to get your tastebuds going, this was with TYF



St Davids is just down from Fishguard so is ideally placed for the hop over to Ireland.
 DS3 TDV6 HSE - Silver with Alpaca (old one)
DS3 TDV6 HSE- Silver with Alpaca (new one) Gone
D4 HSE Lux - Montalcino Red 
 
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Lake District.... all over that area really.
Scotland.... Great Glen, The North Coast 500 (500mile route around the north of Scotland), Whiskey trail.
Yorkshire Dales... plenty of history, York/mills/Harrogate
Peak District National park... very pretty

to name a few
 Dave
D3 2006 HSE, Cairns Blue

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If you've only got 12 weeks Why not just go right around uk stopping when and where you want, that's plenty time, Thumbs Up

Edinburgh tattoo on 3/8 to 25/8 but if you fancy this get your skates on as tickets are selling fast Thumbs Up
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