Canny Scots See The Potential
My interest in "CalMac" prices is for a walking expedition to Scotland in August. Just the sort of holiday Tollers and Jack would have liked! I must say that I have been pleasantly surprised by the reasonable rates for accommodation at Scottish Youth Hostels. Nevertheless, we have done well to book in advance and we couldn't always get the rooms we wanted. I would suggest that there is considerable demand for accommodation for walkers in the UK. Lyme Regis, with its hinterland of beautiful countryside and prime location on the South West Coastal Footpath, might do well to promote this sector of the hotel industry. A building such as The Three Cups Hotel with its many cultural connections would be in demand for visitors and walkers passing through Lyme, if it were open for business.
Some may say that I should be camping. Well, I am prepared to camp in Scotland at certain times of year but I am more afraid of midges than orcs. From this perspective, Dorset is more salubrious and attractive than the Highlands. But for Misty Mountains, it has to be Scotland ... or Wales.