9 days bikepacking in the Scottish Highlands – The Pictures
After nine great days bikepacking in the Scottish Highlands in the driest September since records began in 1910, I have managed to sort and upload all pictures from my camera to my Flickr channel. Personally I am pretty pleased with the pictures as they show how beautiful Scotland can be if you go off the bidden path. The trip started at Dalwhinnie station, taking the route of the Thieves Road to Corrour, then on to Rannoch Station with the train the next day, to tackle a rather boggy stretch to King’s House Hotel. From there we followed the road through Glencoe to Kinlochleven to stay there for the second night. The third day took us over the West Highland Way to Fort William, with an excursion to the Witch’s Trails to properly test my rigid singlespeed, the Swobo Mutineer, which I chose for the trip. From there we followed the Caledonian Canal to Fort Augustus to get a short glimpse of Loch Ness. On day four we travelled on the old Road to the Isles from Fort Augustus to Ratagan, with an incredibly scenic section between Tomdoun and Cluanie Inn, part of it submerged in Loch Loyne. The water levels of Loch Loyne were down enough to cross what is known as Atlantis Bridge. Day five took us around minor roads from Ratagan to Arnisdale, and off road to Kinloch Hourn. From Kinloch Hourn it was mainly pushing and carrying the bikes to Inverie on Knoydart, before taking the ferry to Mallaig and travelling on to Fort William. On the last day I retraced the steps of cattle thieves on the Thieves Road from Fort William through Glen Nevis to Meanach Bothy, then past Loch Treig to Corrour Station.