Fife hills loop. Anyone fancy an STW mellow group ride?
Murr and I were wondering if anyone would be up for a spin around the hills in central Fife.
A loop from Lochore Meadows over Benarty Hill, up over the Bishop Hill, down the Glenvale descent and a spin back around the Loch Leven and Portmoak forest trails. Its near enough all natural trail riding. 40 minutes from Edinburgh.
Posted 3 years ago
The last bit off Benarty has suffered from some windfallen trees so we may scratch that.
The pictures above were taken on our last couple of evening rides. We could string together a taster 3 hour ride that would be single speedable. It may involve a handful if road miles to get us up the more rideable climb to the golf ball. Once up the ridge ride is great.Posted 3 years ago
We could do a double ascent of the Bishop some day, one to descend Glenvale, then we could nip back on the road/bike path to the Pillars of Hercules for coffee and cake then up over Maspie Den around the reservoirs back up the farm track to the golf ball for the descent back down to Scotlandwell. That might add a couple more hours. Each half of that is easily doable as an evening ride.Posted 3 years agoSiMember
Yep interested. What about inc Blairadam at tother end or dropping off east Lomond through some of the interesting falkland trails!?
Should also add then I’m looking at Dunkeld this Sat and possibly Kinnoul (Perth) or Pitmedden on Thurs evening if anyone wants to be shown around?Posted 3 years ago
Shall we have a try for this coming Sunday, June 1, 10am. We could meet at the Loch Leven Lodges car park, there’s loads of parking space there. http://www.lochlevenlodges.co.uk/coffee%20shop.html.
The best way out (to include the singlespeeders) is to ride the road out to just west of Leslie to pick up the singletrack road up to the reservoirs, turn up the farm road to the Golf Ball, then ride along the ridge to Glenvale, it’s an easy spin back from there for a mellow 3 hr ride for those short on time.
We could add the second Pillars, Maspie Den, Golf Ball Scotlandwell descent loop for another day when folks have more of an idea of what to expect.Posted 3 years ago
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