5 ‘must do’ rides in the UK?
Torridon – Coulin Forest circuits (lots of variations)
Cairngoms – lots to choose from, but Linn of Dee – Glen Derry – Glenmore – Lairig Ghru – Glen Luibeg will put lead in yer pencil
Glencoe – Devil’s Staircase – Blackwater – Ciaran Path – Devil’s Staircase
Ben Alder – circuit from Dalwhinnie via Culra and Ben Alder cottage.
Glen Clova – Bachnagairn to Loch Muick and return via Capel Mounth OR Minister’s Road to Glen Prosen, Cateran Path over the hills to Kilbo and back to Clova by the Kilbo Path.
I could go on… but they’re all in Scotland. Maybe I need to broaden my horizons 😉Posted 9 years agoNobeerinthefridgeSubscriber
Harris – Rhenigidale and clisham circuit are both smashin.
Argyll – Leacann muir (often called auchindrain) fantastic.
Cairngorms – Carn ban mhor – Huge up and huger down.
Mallaig – taking the bikes out on the boat over to Knoydart, then back over to
Tarbet adds to the cracking ride to follow back to Morar.
Kinlochleven – Echo the earlier thoughts on the DS and ciaran path, although
I’ve yet to meet anyone who can possibly clean the ciaran, a
bit beyond me to be honest.
As with Druid, I need to get out more ;->Posted 9 years agoAmbroseMember
North Wales: Pont Scethin- in any weather.
Mid Wales: Tywi & Teifi Headwaters loop, including the Tywi Track. In high water or in drought with a pint in Pontrhydfendigaid.
West Wales: Mynydd Preseli. Dry weather.
South Wales- A big Mynydd Ddu mountain loop involving Dan yr Ogof, near Abercraf
East Wales: Black Mountains loop, including Yr Das, either up or down.
Missed out Doethie Valley though, not sure why. It’s pretty good 🙂Posted 9 years agobillybouldersMember
If you’re in the Southwest (of England) -Manaton, down into Lustleigh Cleave, cut up through the cheeky bit to “the rock” (harton chest I think it’s really called) down the Nutcrackers, double back through Foxworthy past the nicest houses you’ll ever see-especially that “grand designs” style new one (f@ck knows what their council tax bills must be!) down to Trendlebere and then, sadly, road climb back to Manaton. If you’re lucky the pub will be open. Never caught it open though, so it might not be very good in there!Posted 9 years agocuckooSubscriber
It’s those rides where you get part way through,look round and the scenery/location take your breath away.Sure you must know what I mean.
Any more suggestions welcome
Sligahan loop on Skye pretty much had that effect on me.
Enjoyed a good ride out in the cheviots also, taking in usway burn.Posted 9 years agostufieldSubscriber
In no particular order:
1.) Relive the rides you used to do when a kid, I’d love to go back to Epping Forest and do the ride I used to do when I was younger and got my first mountain bike.Posted 9 years ago
2.) Black Mountains – Day long fun
3.) Dartmoor – eastern edges
4.) Lake District – high street
5.) Isle of SkyeSannySubscriber
Beinn a Bhuird and Ben Avon – wonderful with Tors that put Dartmoor to shame
Ciaran Path and the singletrack descent from the loch above Kinlochleven done as a figure of 8 loop – marvellous
Loch Bhac Pitlochry cicuit – not technical but guaranteed to put a smile on even the sourest of faces
Pretty much anything in the Lake District
Fife Coastal Path – did it on my Ritchey crosser on a glorious May day the year before last. Not technical but hugely good fun.
Do we have to limit it to only five? boooooo!
SannyPosted 9 years ago
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