After riding the Manali to Leh Highway in India Carl M traveled onto London where he meet Rebekah M (wife) and then then toured the UK and Ireland over a period of 8 weeks. The tour pretty much covered a large part of the UK coast as well as Ireland.
Lands End to John O Groats (the 2 extremes of the UK mainland) is 847 miles (1,363 km) apart via the most direct route via road – during the 8 weeks over 5,200 miles were travelled in a car and over 700 miles on a vintage motorcycle – all up almost 6,000 miles or around 9,500 km.
Spot tracker of most of the route taken (but with some missed days)
On the way around the following museums were visited:
Brookland’s, The Morgan 3 Wheeler Museum, Beaulieu Museum, Cotswold Motoring Museum, Lakeland Motor Museum as well as a Steam Traction Engine Display in Cornwall.
Most of the UK’s/Ireland’s main National Parks were visited and explored including:
South Downs, New Forest, Exmoor, Dartmoor, Brecon Beacons, Snowdonia, Peak District, Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors, Northumberland, Loch Lomond, Killarney National Park, Connemara National Park, Ballycroy National Park and Glenveagh National Park.
This is a short video of the manual turn table ferry operating between
Glenelg to Kylerhea in Scotland – it is the only ferry of its type still operating in the world.
Some photos of the tour: