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Scotland is in my mind: arriving mid/end-Sept 2017 for 2 weeks (flexible).
Landing in Edinburgh (2 days), I thought of the following (hire a car):
go to Loch Lomond & the Trossachs (Callander - Loch Katrine - Queen Elizabeth FP - Luss), then to Isle of Skye (via Rest and be thankful- Inveraray- Kilchurn- Oban(?)- Isle of Mull(?)- Glencoe - Fort William – Mallaig), then North up to Loch Maree(?) OR along Loch Ness – Inverness, Cairngorm - Perthshire – back to Edinburgh.
I would love to do it all, and more, BUT I feel my plan is a bit too loaded. I'll be on my own, and I don't want to drive long hours every day, nor change B&B every night. I rather leisurely enjoy the scenery, take easy walks, short boat trips - landscapes, flora & fauna is what I've in mind, and enjoy again the warm Scottish welcome that I remember well from my first visit 40 years ago :-).
Asking for advice - what parts of the route may be left to a next visit? how to divide the route - where it would be sensible & nice to stop for more than a day, on the way before/after Skye? (I thought of at least 2 days in Skye, 2 in Perthshire).
Any chance to see autumn colors end-Sept.?
Many many thanks!