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  • SCOTLAND’S GREAT TRAILS
  • didnthurt
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    Found this website recently and was amazed that their were so many long distance trails (albeit walking trails but I’m sure could be cycled).

    https://www.scotlandsgreattrails.com/

    Some I knew about and have ridden but some I’d never heard of and might be worth investigating.

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    SSS
    Free Member

    Theyve missed off the Fife Pilgrims Way!

    didnthurt
    Full Member

    Right enough, and I’ve ridden that a couple of times.

    gordimhor
    Full Member

    Theyve missed out a bloody huge chunk of Scotland

    scotroutes
    Full Member

    Affric-Kintail Way is a strange omission. I’d have thought it was old enough and well established enough to be included.

    John o’Groats Way is still “under construction” but there are many parts that don’t lend themselves to cycling.

    Badenoch Way has been largely subsumed by the Speyside Way extension.

    East Highland Way is a decent ride to connect the WHW and SSW.

    highlandman
    Free Member

    Hebridean Way

    Cape Wrath Trail

    Skye Trail

    Badger Divide

    An Turas Mor … Etc.

    didnthurt
    Full Member

    Maybe we should compile our comments and let them know (or just send them a link to this thread).

    scotroutes
    Full Member

    For the likes of the Badger Divide and ATM, it’s less obvious who the “trail managers” are so I can see why they are not included.

    didnthurt
    Full Member

    I’ve emailed them.

    SSS
    Free Member

    I emailed them too…. even after id read the FAQs which says that theyve left some out because of certain criteria

    scotroutes
    Full Member

    Yeah, all four of the trails I listed meet all of the criteria for inclusion.

    Hebridean Way and the Skye Trail do too.

    matt_outandabout
    Full Member

    Maybe we should compile our comments and let them know (or just send them a link to this thread).

    I can call the person behind some of this if you want….

    hopefiendboy
    Full Member

    Following

    didnthurt
    Full Member

    I got a response from Jacquetta and I think I may have ruffled a few feathers by mentioning her website’s omission of the Fife Pilgrim Way. It would appear that she’s actually writing a guide book on it.

    After looking up her website, I bought a few guide books and look forward to reading them, especially the Rob Roy one as I might ride this next week.

    https://www.rucsacs.com/

    scotroutes
    Full Member

    If you do the RRW, make sure you don’t follow it up the Birks of Aberfeldy. Either follow it West to East or skip that short section on the wee road/track.

    reeksy
    Full Member

    Theyve missed out a bloody huge chunk of Scotland

    Hmmm … I think this the first tangible evidence that they’re planning a breakaway state north of Loch Ness!

    fasgadh
    Free Member

    That bit has been trying to break away for a few hundred million years now.

    gordimhor
    Full Member

    @fasgadhIf it ever succeeds it can take me with it It would only need a wee jump

    reeksy
    Full Member

    That bit has been trying to break away for a few hundred million years now

    One small step for man, one set of Great Trails for North Scotland.

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