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  • Interesting landforms and geological features to visit by bike
  • welshfarmer
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    Riding along the limestone cliffs of the Worlds End escarpment is a fantastic ride, and although it is “only” a footpath if you pick your time of day, you will likely not meet another soul. It is well ridden in any case so don’t expect massive aggro.

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    mattbee
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    Used to ride that footpath back in the mid ‘90s when I was at uni in Wrexham.
    The Chester-Bala fault runs through that valley iirc, spent a very cold and wet day walking around with a shovel and a small bottle of acid to test the rock type. 

    dovebiker
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    Ardnamurchan is an awesome landscape – here it is looking across from the north end of Mull. The road ride from Kilchoan and along Loch Sunart through Glenborrowdale to Strontian is glorious in the right weather – the descent from the shoulder of Ben Hiant down to the distillery at Glenbeg is fantastic but an absolute swine into a westerly when heading the other way.

    Does anyone know if the GlenBorrowdale – Acharacle trail goes on a bike?  that might be better than the road from Acharacle to Salen and along to Kilchoan.  @Dovebiker ?

    I’ve not actually ventured that far off-road – there’s also the unresolved access issue with the locked gate at the western end.

    kormoran
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    Does anyone know if the GlenBorrowdale – Acharacle trail goes on a bike? that might be better than the road from Acharacle to Salen and along to Kilchoan. @Dovebiker ?

    It was a long time ago, maybe 2007 judging by my bike at the time, but it was a reasonable ride although a bit boggy/bobbly in places. I don’t recall any access issues, there was some contractors up there with machinery, sadly they were too heavy for the ancient stone culverts along the track and they had smashed a lot of them. Hopefully they have been repaired.

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    Edukator
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    Stanage Edge: Carboniferous millstone grit, a dirty great big delta. If you climb Guillotine/Guillotine direct you can  make holes in the back of your hand with bits of quartz gravel washed down from Scandinavia.

    Ambrose
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    My brother’s tagline on his emails is ‘Geology, it’s time and magic’. And this is true.

    StirlingCrispin
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    Elie Chain Walk, Fife:

    (From the RSF Archive)

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