Tay Forest area

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  • Tay Forest area
  • carbon337
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    We have a cheapo/recession holiday booked at Tummel Valley Park in July. There is the mrs, 18month old daughter and me.

    I’ve just started cycing with littleun on the bike on a weerider top tube mount rack. Mrs isnt very good but could manage and hour or so.

    We are looking for family friendly rides in the immediate and pitlochry area. You know the score gravel tracks etc for a hour or so.

    Any tips?

    druidh
    Member

    My reluctance to respond is a result of your choice to use a Weeride. I wouldn’t, do can’t recommend a suitable ride.

    The only thing I can think of is up loch Ordie – up the estate road from dunkeld to the loch, round the loch and back down again. Significant climb tho and the road around the loch is fairly rough -but even out and back to the lodge would be nice and that is all on good gravel road

    I suppose you could go up glen tilt a bit as well – again just out and back

    carbon337
    Member

    What’s the issue with the wee ride? I quite like it. Also have a rear carrier seat thing on mrs bike.

    Again looking for family gentle rides in Pitlochry area if anyone knows any

    There are some gentle trails in the forest south of Loch Rannoch, and a ride around the loch would be fine on VERY quiet roads. Take the train up to Blair Atholl from Pitlochry and ride back on the riverside path. There are a couple of challenging bits – steps at Killiecrankie – but these are walkable.

    Around Faskally might be doable if you’re confident/careful. I’d give it a go with my Bobike Mini and our 16 month old. Just don’t fall into the Tummel!

    carbon337
    Member

    Thanks Tw great help

    +1 for round Loch Rannoch. Never tried it with kids, but very quiet roads, good views and little ‘beach’ areas if you want to stop and play!

    Murr
    Member

    you can try the path from Aberfeldy to Kenmore that runs along the side of the river Tay and around the grounds of Tay mouth castle, you can then spend time at the beach in Kenmore and the crannog centre is on the south side of the loch 1 mile from Kenmore, thats a good wee run, try Kevin at escape route in Pitlochry he may help you out happy holidays.

    carbon337
    Member

    shameless last minute bump for ideas

    dh
    Member

    plenty of ideas here:

    clickme

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