Any mountain biking at the top of scotland?… and i mean the top
Some ‘alternative ideas’
you can ride (*mainly) on Isle of Hoy from Linksness ferry to Old Man, and back off road.
If you ever explore here http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=300685&y=945510&z=120&sv=300685,945510&st=4&ar=y&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf&dn=728&ax=300685&ay=945510&lm=0 can you let me know how it goes – as it ‘looks’ good for non tech gf – remote but non techie with station
*you can *theoretically (map paths) get to station from Braemore (just E of Dunbeath on E coastPosted 4 years ago
Looks like i will soon be living in the most northern town of Thurso. Does anyone know of any decent trail rides there or thereabouts?
Its quite a flat stretch of land, so am expecting to be able to do some evening rides cross country. Are there any decent trails that are a bit further afield (eg hours drive)?
All pointers gratefully appreciated
ThanksPosted 4 years ago
Op I spent 3 months at Dounreay in the heat wave of 2002. Met a great group and there is some good stuff. Ok stuff along cliff top and an old quarry above Scrabster. Ok stuff in reay and broubster woods. Great remote easy tracks near Forsinard. Great remote tech stuff out west and golspie, black isle trails etc doable in a day or it was known for the odd long evening. Sadly I think they have all moved south now. A great place if you go with an open mind rather than thinking I am being sent to the end of the world.Thurso is crazy at the weekend…………Posted 4 years agoheadfirstMember
Like phatstanley, Thurso to me is synonymous with epic surf! I would say your best chance of sampling this – and it pains me to say this – is to take up bodyboarding. Thurso is not a beginner’s wave. Keep an eye and ear out for a good swell and then go and watch. People travel the world to surf good Thurso.Posted 4 years agoNorthCountryBoyMember
There are some fantastic beaches along the top north coast places like Durness, Tongue. You could do sme coast riding maybe try a fat bike. Have a look on coastriders blog.Posted 4 years agosangobeggerMember
Over at Durness there is local trails round the vilage galore. Cant really go wrong if you follow your nose. There is also the strath dionard – Glen Golly run or a circuit from Achfary – Glen Golly – ben Hee – lone – achfary. More runs south of Achfary too, but a lot of constructon going on, so phone the Achfary estate for an update, they are pretty forthcoming on good routes.Posted 4 years agoyunkiMember
I was staying up at Golspie last week.. A smashing part of the world and a cracking bunch of trails, I really can’t rate them highly enough..
They’re looking at making great efforts to try to attract more riders up that way in the future, and I think it would be well worth getting in touch to see if you can assist in any way, as some of the people involved are simply awesome..
on another note, I expected the landscape to be pretty flat after looking at maps before I set off, highlands flat seems to be a different kind of flat altogether though.. 😉
Posted 4 years ago
maccruiskeen – Member
I never realised the Duke of Sutherland Monument was so lifelike.
That’s obviously an incomplete replacement – still awaiting the token crushed peasant under foot..
Maybe the original has finally eroded away from all us crofters descendants piddling against it.Posted 4 years ago
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