Off Road Cycle Routes in Aberfeldy, Kenmore and Weem

Aberfeldy, Kenmore & Weem off road routes for you to choose from. Here we highlight one or two for you to consider.highland-perthshire-250.jpg

    1. Drummond Hill is a forestry route mainly on forest roads. It can be hard work up to the top of the hill, but once you have succeeded, there are a number of different level tracks and some stunning views. Well worth the climb, don't be tempted to give up the route before you get to half way!
 
     2. Griffin Forest (Possible Access/whilst forest closed due to windfarm construction) 2 miles out of Aberfeldy on the A826 towards Crieff, is a beautiful area and you can either follow circular trails around the forest or you can follow a selection of trails back down to Aberfeldy. It is an excellent area for all abilities, and there is trail information at the car park. 

    3. The old rail track between Aberfeldy and Grandtully is very scenic and perfect for families with a range of ages as it has gentle stretches and more complicated areas. It is suitable for a bike with a baby seat along this trail, although there are places where walking may be necessary. This track does flood when the river is high.

 forest-cyclists.jpg 4. Taymouth Castle is great for school children ( 8-11yr olds) as it has some gentle tracks which are not too off road or strenuous but take the element of cars out of the equation. There are no signs about cycling around the castle, but the tracks around the river are open to the public. The actual Castle is closed to the public, and the nearby golf course should be avoided. 
 
5. Glassie Farm, is not a set route, but great for those of you who want to explore the area with some fantastic scenery and hill trails. To get there, cyclists should leave Aberfeldy on the B846 heading towards Weem over the humpback bridge. Turn right at the Aileen Chraggan Hotel towards Strathtay. Within a mile there is a left hand turn which has a sign post to the Bunkhouse. Follow the road up and there are some lovely forest and hill trails to be found.

 

Glengoulandie to Camserney Burn 
General description
Road section to start with remainder on rough landrover track. Steep climb followed by small climbs and descents before descent to Camserney Burn which can be impassable when in spate. Excellent views and real sense of being in the wild. Connects to Loch Farleyer route
 
Directions
Park at Higland Safaris if descending to Camserney or Aileen Chraggan if connecting to Loch Farleyer route
B846 west to Coshieville. Stay on B846 for 2.3km to take second track on right. After 200m track turns left and goes sharply up hill. Follow track for 5.5km to ford at Camserney Burn. If burn is in spate and crossing not possible, turn right (south) to push 400m across heather to bridge. On crossing the burn turn left on the track, follow up hill to meet Loch Farleyer track. Turn left for Loch Farleyer, or right to descend to Camserney or connect to Sheneval route
 
Fitness level - medium. One short steep climb
Skill level - medium. Rought landrover track on climb and descent
Distance - 17km
Ascent total - 550m

Aberfeldy, Kenmore, Urlar
General description
Road ride or riverside path followed by steep road climb then long remote landrover track descent. Fantastic views to Ben Lawyers range, Schiehallion, Farragon Hill, the northern hills beyond, and to the south.
 
Directions
Park in Aberfeldy or Aileen Chraggan. Riverside path or B846 to Comrie Bridge. Turn left signed Kenmore. Through Kenmore, past the end of Loch Tay then turn right and immediately left following signs to Amulree and Glen Quaich. Steep road climb for 3.7km to small loch and bothy on left. Just past loch go over stile onto track. Follow track for 5.8km to Urlar farm where you are directed right to a path skirting the farm. Join the road after the farm to descend to Aberfeldy or after 1km connect to Birks route opposite gate on left for technical descent.
 
Fitness level - medium. One long steep road climb
Skill level - easy
Distance - 25km
Ascent total - 590m

 


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