Can you help? Routes in the Highlands
In a couple of weeks 4 of us are headng up to Fort William for a weeks off-road adventuring in the Scottish Highlands. My first visit so very excited about seeing some real wilderness (I’m informed that there isn’t a tea shop at the top of every hill a la Leith Hill – can’t believe this is true *gasp*)
So – we’ve been getting the maps out and have looked longingly at possible routes and would love to talk to someone who’s got some local knowledge.
We’re travelling with trailers so miles and miles of really technical trails is NOT what we’re after. We are happy to push bikes for short sections in order to avoid long road sections and get wonderful views and to link up two valleys.
We’ll have tents and plan on using a mixture of bothies, camp sites and youth hostels if we get too wet and fed up.
If you can help then either post here (or better still) email me direct. Happy to donate to a charity of your choice for your time.
TM aka RichPosted 8 years agoPaulGillespieMember
Not sure about the west coast but from Dunkeld area, there’s some good landrover tracks that take you right into the cairngorms, definately multi day stuff with a few bothies along the way. Very wild.
See here for inspiration: http://scottishmountainbikeguides.com/guided-holidays-scotland/tour-of-the-cairngormsPosted 8 years ago
Cheers for the plug Paul!
We have a Tour of the Cairngorms going this weekend, so expect some photos on our flickr page towards the end of next week.
Got good availability on the next Tour of the Cairngorms starting 20th June, or could put on a custom trip on any date if you’re interested. It takes four days and costs from £185 per person (self-guided) or £295 guided.Posted 8 years ago
Any further knowledgeable people willing to help? (and thanks to those who’ve responded directly so far)
Now that you’ve used my thread to advertise your wares ( LOL – 🙂 ) Could you offer some route suggestions?
As mentioned, happy to donate to a charity of your choice (and we’ve joined the MBA in preparation…)
TMPosted 8 years agorobgarriochSubscriber
You could probably find some good routes looking for stalkers tracks, black dotted lines leading into the hills off minor roads, though I’d check around in case they’re in use.. I’ve done a couple up home (near Gairloch) that are no longer ‘stalked’ and been pretty surprised what’s there, eg.Posted 8 years ago
Obviously, keep track of weather up there over the next 2 weeks, though last year it were glorious throughout late April + May. Midges shouldn’t have got going either. I’d seriously look around Glen Garry, bound to be stacks of walking tracks you could hi-jack.
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