Virtual Cycling

So it’s official.  Doesn’t matter what age you start exercising – just so long as you do it.  So I dutifully puffed my way round the Wolfhill circuit [about five miles from Blogstead] this afternoon.  But the cold … this is the time of year in Scotland when you begin to believe that winter will never loosen its grip.

So I find myself reading cycle routes in bed.  How about Loch Katrine?   Cycle the length of the loch on a flat, traffic-free road and take a trip back on Sir Walter Scott. Sounds perfect.


  1. Loch Katrine is a wonderful cycle trip. It’s not all flat – there are a couple of big-gish hills to negotiate(or push the bike up), but it’s a good day out. A nice lunch can be had halfway through at the Stronachlachar tea room. We are planning our first outing of the year there.

  2. Ben Venue is an excellent clinb and i think its smaller than a munro. its just off lake katrine and you start at arrocher hotel

  3. Re – the road up the side of Loch Katrine – it’s anything but flat after the first half mile. That means you still have about 11.7 miles of steep ‘get aff and shoves’ combined with just as many terrifying eye-watering ‘doonhills’wi’ blind bends hiding the very occational vehicle or family group straddling the road. Enough to turn a heathen like me into a God-fearing-regular-church-attender. Or even a ‘wee-free’

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