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    The adventure over the ratadan pass to glenelg I have done in the van and the glenelg community ferry.the programme is worth watching for the scenery though the weather was a bit poor at times
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    Been there done that the ferry is the old Ballachulish car ferry, we used this before the Ballachlish bridge was built In 1975 this was the ferry that operated there. In recent years it has been used at Strome Ferry when the road closed due to land slip. Happy Memories of years past. I believe its called Glenachulish if my memory is correct.

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    The adventure over the ratadan pass to glenelg I have done in the van and the glenelg community ferry.the programme is worth watching for the scenery though the weather was a bit poor at times
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    Who in their right mind attempts to drive on a ferry at that speed and in particular a low slung Morgan
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    I googled the programme to see what other routes they are doing and all I could find is that the programme was first broadcast back in 2012 (may have been the start of the stampede to the NC,500).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mariesnowgoose View Post
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    Hi Marie,
    I watched and enjoyed it, stunning scenery and interesting info. How lucky is the Nessy watcher, living how and where he does, i would happily swap places with him. Some of those roads were a bit heart in mouth though, wouldn't fancy taking the van on them. Done Cornwall/Devon, but they were something else.
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    I finished watching it this morning.

    I was surprised the car ferry people waved them forward up the ramp, I thought it was too steep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yorkslass View Post
    Hi Marie,
    I watched and enjoyed it, stunning scenery and interesting info. How lucky is the Nessy watcher, living how and where he does, i would happily swap places with him. Some of those roads were a bit heart in mouth though, wouldn't fancy taking the van on them. Done Cornwall/Devon, but they were something else.
    Yes, the Nessy Watcher is definitely lucky, Sue!

    I didn't see the whole program as hadn't realised it was on, then got sidetracked when I did, so I will catch up with it on the net later if I can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by taximan View Post
    I googled the programme to see what other routes they are doing and all I could find is that the programme was first broadcast back in 2012 (may have been the start of the stampede to the NC,500).
    Was first broadcast under the name "Vintage roads great and small"

    Routes in first series.... (not sure it got to a second series)
    Inverness to the Isle of Skye
    Following single-track roads from one side of the stunning Scottish Highlands to the other, Peter and Chris retrace the route of 1930s car enthusiasts into some of the UK's most extreme driving country. Along the way, they fire up a 1903 "Dog Cart," venture up the notorious Inverfarigaig Corkscrew in a vintage 3-wheel rally car, and cross over to Skye on the world's oldest car ferry of its kind.

    London to Land's End
    Peter and Chris set out from London to motor down the entire length of the A30, originally an 18th-century coach road that runs for nearly 300 miles of ever-changing English countryside before it reaches Cornwall and Land's End. On the trip, they recreate Britain's first recorded car journey in a 1900 Georges Richard automobile and reproduce the roadside picnics of Peter's youth.

    Cardiff to Snowdonia
    Peter and Chris travel through dream driving country into the Rhondda Valley, across the Brecon Beacons into breathtaking Snowdonia. They investigate the subversive origins of the AA (Automobile Association), recreate a vintage speed trap, hitch a lift to the top of the world's biggest slate mine, and meet up with one of Chris's oldest friends.
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    There is much detail missed out or not mentioned at all. Hardly a mention of where they were missed the good car park at the top of Ratagen and parked half on the road, missed the Barracks at Glenelg that the military road was built for no mention of Kim the Glenelg ferry dog.
    The corkscrew can be driven better by turning of in Dores and coming downhill not suitable for coachbuilts and longer PVC most short wheelbase vans should be OK.

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    PS if this was filmed in 2012 it would have been NAK the ferry dog he had his own Facebook page.

    Re the Corkscrew read here
    SAFETY WARNING: "THE CORKSCREW", Inverfarigaig, South Loch Ness.
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