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2016 Holiday on Bute Gallery

27 members and friends enjoyed great weather, fun walks and good company on Isle of Bute in June 2016. Here are some photos of our time on holiday

Ferry to Bute
Ferry to Bute
Wemyss Bay to Rothesay only 30 mins
Lovely start to holiday
Lovely start to holiday
What could be better start--lovely sunny day on ferry to Bute
Rothesay
Rothesay
From the ferry
Glenburn Hotel
Glenburn Hotel
Our holiday base in Rothesay
View from hotel
View from hotel
Lovely outlook over Rothesay promenade
Bute for walking
Bute for walking
With fantastic weather and sea scenery, Bute proved to be great rambling holiday location
Our
Our "taster" walk
Walk up Canada Hill behind hotel was tough in the hot weather on first day but views made it worthwhile
Canada Hill Walk
Canada Hill Walk
Down from Canada Hill
Down from Canada Hill
Our leader on taster walk found challenge was to find the way down
Kirkmichael Walk Scenery
Kirkmichael Walk Scenery
Lovely views to Kyles of Bute & Tighnabruach found on one of the two walks chosen on Day 2
Kirkmichael Walk
Kirkmichael Walk
Nice lunch stop
Site of old ferry on Kirkmichael walk
Site of old ferry on Kirkmichael walk
Kirkmichael Walk
Kirkmichael Walk
Site of old ferry--must have been long row to mainland across Kyles of Bute
Neolithic Bute
Neolithic Bute
Some Neolithic ruins seen on Kirkmichael walk
Bute Sites to Visit
Bute Sites to Visit
Mount Stuart is very interesting place to visit with nice gardens and views as well, as some of our group found on 3rd day
Mount Stuart
Mount Stuart
Mount Stuart
Mount Stuart
View from woodland area
More Bute Sights
More Bute Sights
Fernery near hotel was enjoyed by a few of us
Inside Fernery
Inside Fernery
Fernery
Fernery
West Island Way
West Island Way
Over 3 days, some of the group-"Wayfarers"- completed the Way from south to North of Bute. Typical countryside view on the Way
West Island Way
West Island Way
Views of both coast and country at different sections of the Way on our 3rd day
Loch Fad
Loch Fad
This lovely spot on the 2nd walk of 3 day West Island Way
West Island Way
West Island Way
View from middle section of Way
West Island Way--middle section
West Island Way--middle section
This group completed middle section of the Way
We use our bus passes!
We use our bus passes!
Bute had good bus service to allow the "Strollers" to do linear walk on final day
Stroller Walk
Stroller Walk
Some nice houses passed
Kames Castle
Kames Castle
Stroller Group on final day enjoyed nice views of this privately owned castle
Nice old house
Nice old house
Strollers passed this converted keep on final walk
Strollers Brunch Stop
Strollers Brunch Stop
Brunch on final day
Brunch on final day
On walk to back of Rothesay, very varied scenery and nice stop
Old Tramway Walk
Old Tramway Walk
Bute used to have tramway to west coast, now a nice walk. Strollers used part of it on final day
4th day strollers
4th day strollers
The stroller walk on final day enjoyed lovely weather and fine views
Water intake to avoid  Dehydration
Water intake to avoid Dehydration
As 2 of our group found, even walking in summer in Scotland can lead to dehydration, if do not take enough water stops
Strollers Walk View on Final Day
Strollers Walk View on Final Day
Where is the GPS?
Where is the GPS?
Strollers had to revert to GPS after leader (nameless) lost the way!
Bute country pathways
Bute country pathways
This was final country path walked by Strollers on final day
Weather never failed us
Weather never failed us
Final day weather was just as good as rest of the holiday
West Island Way Finish
West Island Way Finish
This is final marker for West Island Way in Port Bannatyne not on north or south coasts. Strollers challenged the Wayfarers who said they completed the Way but on north coast!
Strollers claim the Way!
Strollers claim the Way!
Strollers teased the Wayfarers on final day with their photo beside the Way Finish marker, not reached by those who did all 3 sections of the Way. Congratulations to those who did complete the Way!
What a great holiday on Bute!
What a great holiday on Bute!
If yet to enjoy a Group Holiday, hope these photos whet your appetite to come next year--watch for news of that on the website
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