Gentle cycle around Taymouth Castle estate is a lovely relaxed, traffic free* ride. Perfect for those starting out and children.
*You may encounter estate traffic but this will be very limited and slow paced.
Total Distance: 5km
Total Ascent: 54m
Terrain: Quiet roads, cycle paths and well-maintained paths.
Route Category: Easy
Riding Time: Family with small children 0.75hrs, older children or adults 1hrs.
Start/Finish: Kenmore centre.
OS Grid Ref: NN773454 / what3words: ///magnum.shares.verifying
Nearest Parking: Kenmore, PH15 2HH.
Nearest Railway Station: Pitlochry.
Nearest Bike Hire: Highland Safaris, Dull. https://www.highlandsafaris.net/activities/bike-hire/
Key Facilities on Route: There are no facilities on this route but Kenmore has pubs/cafes, etc.
OS Landranger Map: 52 Pitlochry & Crieff
Points to note: Better in dry conditions, can be soggy wet grass. This route would be suitable for a kids bike trailer but may have to push up the short grass climb.
Starting from the centre of Kenmore head through the archway and bear right, past the playpark. Follow the signpost saying ‘Circular route’ pointing to the right, uphill on a defined grassy track.
This short climb might be a little challenging for small children or hybrid bikes but is very short and once the top is reached the path becomes much easier.
Keep following the path as it turns to tarmac and turn left towards the castle at the t-junction. Follow in front of the castle and continue back to the archway where you began.
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