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Aug 14th, 2016, 06:25 PM
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Planning and Logistics Amsterdam, Lakes district and scotland

Want to visit and Amsterdam, and low countries, lake district in UK and Scotland. Hiking in Scotland and the UK lakes district.
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Aug 14th, 2016, 06:27 PM
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Three weeks, prefer not to rent a car Fly into Amsterdam and out of Edinburough
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Aug 14th, 2016, 10:04 PM
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Do you have any questions?
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Aug 14th, 2016, 10:36 PM
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>>Do you have any questions?<<

Ditto

So far only see declarative sentences.

If you do have questions we need a more info - like when?

You want to visit four countries -- by public transport
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Aug 14th, 2016, 11:34 PM
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ams - northern gb: take overnight ferry IJmuiden (Amsterdam port) - Newcastle
or Rotterdam - Hull.
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Aug 15th, 2016, 12:51 AM
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Or fly Amsterdam to Glasgow, and make that the "hub" for getting to and from the Lakes and the Scottish Highlands.

Without a car, you'd be doing day hikes from a base in either, or a tour, either in a group self-guided where the travel company moves your baggage to pre-booked accommodation every night. There are lots of companies doing both.
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For flights, try www.skyscanner.net. For trains in the UK, www.nationalrail.co.uk and for elsewhere on the continent www.seat61.com

For general information and advice about walking routes, you could start with
Ramblers Association http://www.ramblers.org.uk/
Lake District Walks http://www.lakedistrictwalks.net/
Carfree Walks http://www.carfreewalks.org/
Visit Scotland: http://www.visitscotland.com/see-do/active/walking/
Walk Highlands http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/

For walking tour companies, I've used Contours, but there really are more than you can shake a stick at, and they each have their fans, no doubt. My list of bookmarks includes Celtic Trails, Exodus, Sherpa, Mickeldore, Macs Adventure, UTracks, InnTravel, Discovery, and if you google "Scotland Highlands walks" you'll get loads more.
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Sep 27th, 2016, 09:22 AM
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Question--best ways to get to Lakes District from Amsterdam-or Brussels
What is the closest location/city to the Lakes district
How are the roads on the west coast of Scottland-Is it easy to drive out of Edibnrough to the West coast
Glasgow has been suggested as a hub for the Lakes and Scottland Coast
We wnt to fly out of Edinburough back to the states
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Sep 27th, 2016, 10:48 AM
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fly to Newcastle or Manchester then take a train/ or hire a car

see here

http://www.golakes.co.uk/travel/
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Sep 27th, 2016, 10:56 AM
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Where is this Scottland you describe? Is there really a country dedicated to men named Scott?

Why do you need to fly out of EDINBURGH back to US? Glasgow is 70 miles away from EDINBURGH and also has flights to the US.

If you are able to drive a car, you can get to the Scottish coast from Edinburgh. Easy is a different question - Scotland roads are mostly US country-road equivalents. Is there a reason you're picking the west coast instead of the east?
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Oct 27th, 2016, 09:40 AM
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Not really any reason other than the Isle of Skye
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quite possible to do Amsterdam, Edinburgh and Glasgow without a car, but the Lake District [aka the Lakes, never the Lakes District] and the Highlands will be a bit tricky without one.

it can be done but you'll need to study bus timetables or take a tour.

Rabbies are said to be good.
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Oct 27th, 2016, 12:34 PM
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Want to visit and Amsterdam, and low countries, lake district in UK and Scotland. Hiking in Scotland and the UK lakes district.>

3 weeks

Amsterdam
do a day trip to one of those cute Dutch regional towns like Haarlem, Delft, Leiden, Utrecht, etc.

Take ferry from Ijmuiden, near Amsterdam to Newcastle (I believe) or fly directly to Edinburgh.

Train Newcastle to Edinburgh- a very scenic seaside line.

4 days - consider day trips to nearby Stirling and its famous castle and Braveheart battle field or to St Andrews - ancient seaside town with lots more than the Old Course, home of golf.

Take train to Glasgow and hop train to Ft William - the famous West Highlands scenic train line - Ft William is a convenient well-equipped watering hole from which to do treks into the Highlands - can take organized mini-bus tours or public transit

Continue on the West Highlands train to Mallaig for ferry to Isle of Skye

few days there

then take bus across bridge to Kyle of Lochlash to jump on another scenic Highlands train line - this one to Inverness and Loch Ness.

Take train to Glasgow and onto Lake District

One possible itinerary- by public transit.

For lots of great info on British trains check www.seat61.com; www.ricksteves.com and www.budgeteuropetravel.com. For unfettered at will jump on any train travel look into various BritRail Passes or do the discounted ticket route - www.nationalrail.co.uk has all the various fares and schedules and easy to book your own online - look for discounted tickets.
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