AboutAbout 10 years ago I tried to do the loop round Ben Lomond and got to the remote farm under the NE face where there was a sign banning cyclists from using the forest road that went West down to the shore of Loch lomond. We 'misread' the sign and carried on regardless as we were about 4/5 of the way round the route and turning back would have taken hours.
We got chased by the farmer in his VW Caddy up the track and overtaken after a few minutes. Him and his big mate got out and insisted we turn back. He explained that they had had a few groups on this ride and had sent every one of them packing including a group of Weegies that he claims to have kicked in as part of the packing process.
In the end we headed back east and then north to Loch Ard (?) then down to the Loch by the power station and then south to Rowardenan.
Anyway, I wanted to know if people are using this route much since the rights of way changes and whether the farmer has mellowed his stance at all.