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Wirral
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December in Mallaig

Hey

I am considering travelling solo from Lpool to Mallaig early on Tue 27 December/departing early 31 December. I used to live in Scotland as a youngster and have always wanted to travel the Great Western railway up to Mallaig from Queens Street station.

Any tips/advice about anything would be welcome, not concerned about rain/weather etc as I will be out and about regardless. Do ferries still run to Skye and other Isles at that time of year/ eating out/recommended pubs/walks?etc

Cheers

Mart

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1. Re: December in Mallaig

Here's the timetable for the Skye ferry calmac.co.uk/timetables/… the other Isles might be harder but try contacting http://www.arisaig.co.uk/index.asp based in Arisaig.

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2. Re: December in Mallaig

Try and break the journey, its amazingly scenic all the way from north of Preston, but it can be a numbing journey so I'd suggest to try and stop somewhere on route in both directions

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3. Re: December in Mallaig

I imagine most transport would start to close down on the 31st and stay closed for a couple of days.

I'm not clear if you are driving to Glasgow or getting the train?

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4. Re: December in Mallaig

Hey

Thanks for the advice/suggestions. I don't drive so I am planning to get the train from Lpool with a couple of changes arriving in Mallaig at around 2.30pm on the Tuesday (27/12). I will only have 3 full days in Mallaig (Wed/Thurs/Fri) so I would prefer to do the journey in one go. Don't mind to be honest.

I plan to leave Mallaig early on the 31st so I am hoping the ferry service to Skye is operating throughout the 2 or 3 days before New Years Eve, whilst I am there.

Cheers

Mart

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