Northern Scotland

Ride History & Routes

I love sharing my rides with others who wish to experience some of these amazing routes I have found around Scotland. 

To that end,  I have listed my best rides with pictures, a brief description, & difficulty.

A guide to what might be involved in an Easy/Medium/Hard grading can be found on our 'Disclaimer' page:

Some rides include a 'HALL OF FAME' badge & are highly recommended!



This is an outstanding route. Some of the most beautiful scenery I have experienced on a gravel ride. A real variety of surfaces to navigate, with the last 18km proving to be very challenging, both climbing and descending - wider tires would have been very welcome here.

A deserved HOF badge for this ride, highly recommended.



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Linn of Dee 


This route was something special.

Jaw-dropping views, a variety of surfaces, several streams to cross, challenging climbing, and two P2P that could easily extend the ride further. This should be on every gravel rider's calendar, outstanding.



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Ballater & Loch Muick (58km/893m)

Classic Deeside gravel ride. Gorgeous long views with a lovely P2P along Loch Muick, some quite remote areas to cover.

However, this ride also comes with a caveat - a few kilometers of chunk that is unrideable on a gravel bike, (pictured), with some other areas a little tough going, all very worth it.


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Glen Feshie & Loch An Eilein (46.5km/605m)

'Hall of Fame' for this route, no question. Not only that, but this comes in as the most stunning scenery I have seen on any ride, it was otherworldly, a topographic wonderland I will never forget.

There was very little in the way of challenging riding or climbing on this course, just a few tight singletrack sections at the end.

Absolutely angelic from start to finish.



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Mission Of Burma. Speyside (75km/1203m)

Speyside has some of the most charming and mesmerising scenery anywhere in Europe, so where better to ride than this route. 

There is a beast of a climb in the very early part of this journey, but at least the gravel tracks are in great condition for most of this route. Nothing out of the ordinary on the technical side, a little chunky in places with one short but very technical descent on the way home, which is walkable, otherwise this was an excellent track with captivating scenery.


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