Aberfeldy Gravel Tour
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Aberfeldy Gravel Tour

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21.8 km
2 - 3 hrs
Total Ascent
505 m

Route Details

Services: Aberfeldy
OS Grid Ref: NN 85669 49092
OS Landranger Map: 52
Terrain: A mixture of well-maintained paths, singletrack and roads
Facilities: Aberfeldy (food, shops, cinema), no facilities on route
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Route Description

The moorland along the Urlar Burn
The moorland along the Urlar Burn

The route starts outside the Birks Cinema in the centre of Aberfeldy. It follows the A 827 and then turns south on the A 826. Shortly afterwards a small road turns off to the right, climbing gradually to the west. From Dunskaig a gravel road continues to another dwelling.

Here the path narrows and continues through the forest, where the Rob Roy Way joins from the left. At Tullichuil the route continues on a wide and smooth gravel track. A small diversion of Rob Roy Way is signposted on the left, which saves opening and closing gates, but can get boggy. The route joins the road from Kenmore to Amulree at Tombuie Cottage, climbing gradually on the tarmac road southeast to the small lochan.

The remote road from Kenmore to Amulree
The remote road from Kenmore to Amulree

From here the route descends along the Urlar Burn through open moorland to Urlar Farmhouse. A small path leads around the fence on the right, before joining the road towards the top of the Birks of Aberfeldy. Originally called the Den of Moness, the birks (from the Scots for birch trees) overlook the Falls of Moness and line the slopes of the Moness gorge. Nearer the top there are a few wooden steps and a small bridge that require getting off the bike and pushing. This is also a very popular walking area, so caution is needed when descending. Following the path down the falls, the route joins the A 826 at the end of the Birks, and then follows the A 827 to the finish at the cinema.

Through the Birks of Aberfeldy
Through the Birks of AberfeldyThrough the Birks of Aberfeldy

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