- WhichTrail Centres are best served by Train?
Cwmcarn you can ride from Newport station, not too far.
Afan you could get off at Port Talbot and ride in or Cardiff to Aberdare and up over Rhigos to top end of Skyline.
or Cardiff again and pick up Brecon bus with the bike rack on and get up into the Beacons 😉Posted 6 years agomaccruiskeenSubscriber
Its stretching the notion of being accessible from the South East of England…. but I’d nominate Drumlanrig as the trail centre thats nicest to arrive at by train – lovely winding trafficless country back roads from Sanquhar – pretty much from station platform to the trail. By approaching this way you join the trail in the middle – so what would be the start/end of the route for most people is the middle of the ride for you – so its coffee and cake then back of the trails to head towards the station. Totally civilised.Posted 6 years agoampthillSubscriber
betws y coed
Has a station and is next to the Marin Trail and close to Penmachno
Whinlatter isn’t that far from Keswick Grizedale isn’t that far from Ambleside
But I wou;d have thought a train to the Lakes or Peak for a non Trail Centre ride was a good bet, that way you can plan a loop from the station. Both Edale and Ambleside are well placedPosted 6 years agoTreksterSubscriber
Ae and Mabie are both roughly 7mls from Dumfries and I am sure if you posted up early enough someone might be around to give you a lift to either/both in the same day and/or Dalbeattie 😆Posted 6 years ago
Beaten to it re Drumlanrigg. You could add on a detour via Auchentaggart Moor to get there or back. Heading back that way would give you a cracking descent back down to the station 😆bangin onSubscriber
Balblair and Carbisdale Castle trails have a wee ‘one or two trains a day’ station nestled in between them. An awesome nights accomadation at the finest youth hostel ever at Carbisdale; and there’s a footbridge under the railway bridge that’ll take you to the Balblair side of the firth and Invershin Inn for B&B.
The original design for the trails was to start and finish at the pub/bridge so that both sides could be used as a figure of 8 instead of two seperate trails. This is also why there is so much fire road from the Bonar bridge end of the Balblair trails, ah well, cheers FE.Posted 6 years agoseosamh77Subscriber
Am i right in thinking you could get to Laggan Wolftrax via Tulloch Station?
dalwhinnie is alot closer. 7 miles on the road, very easy to get there, coming back would be more uphill..
from what i know about centres.Posted 6 years ago
Ae 10miles – dumfries
mabie – 4 miles – dumfries
drumlanrig – 10 miles – sanqhar
fort william dh/xc – 5/6 miles 0 fort william.
kirroughtree – 20 miles – barhill.
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