Mr Uhdd is running in the Ben Nevis Fell race this weekend, its a race he has run before
So he and Tom and have gone by train to Fort William, it’s a long journey, how much do you think the train tickets cost? From a village station south of Manchester to Fort William return?
Tom’s ticket £4.35 was each way and Mr Uhdd’s was £15.20 each way. Giving a grand total £39.10. Bought with the aid of family rail card and a bargain in anyone’s book, it is possible to buy a ticket for the exact same journey that is so expensive you will need gold ingots to pay for it, it’s an apt illustration of the vagaries of the pricing structure of train fares in the UK and a reflection of Mr Uhdd’s tenacity in tracking down such a bargain.
Joe and I aren’t going we’ve made other plans, although it’s ages since I’ve been on a long train trip, I rather envy Mr Uhdd and Tom, especially the journey from Glasgow to Fort William (although I don’t envy them camping in the rain they’ve been getting in Scotland in the last 48 hours) the passing scenery will be stunning and the station list is poetry
Garelochhead, Arrochar & Tarbet, Ardlui, Crianlarich, Crianlarich,Upper Tyndrum, Bridge of Orchy ,Rannoch ,Corrour, Tulloch, Roy Bridge, Spean Bridge ,
Train journeys, Scotland, poetry; if that holds an appeal you’d best watch this.