Posted by: audaxing | May 8, 2016

Circuit of Loch Awe

If you want mountains and scenery that’s “Awesome” then you need to ride around Loch Awe.

I was staying in the old logging village of Dalavich about 5 hours car driving from Carisle

The last 10 miles of road up to the place were pretty rough but it was metalled so at the first opportunity I got out on my road bike. I was glad that the Specialised Roubaix can deal with really rough surfaces quite well

One thing people always say about the Western Highlands is that the midges make it pretty terrible. However when I was there, first week of May it was warm enough – often sunny – but no midges

The photos below are from my ride around the Loch. The Loch is the largest fresh water loch in Scotland but the route was only 97km. It was mostly overcast and hailed on me once but at the end the sun came out and it got quite warm

If you are passing through this way use the B840 on the eastern side of the loch, it’s a much better and flatter road. There are few facilities except hotels catering for people fishing in the loch

Great place to ride about!

An Angry Sky

An Angry Sky

What happens when you see a rainbow?

What happens when you see a rainbow?

Highland Cattle

Highland Cattle

Loverly waterfall

Loverly waterfall

All the weather in one day

All the weather in one day

From the east side of Loch Awe

From the east side of Loch Awe

Mysterious castle

Mysterious castle

Dalavich from the other shore

Dalavich from the other shore

From the east side of Loch Awe

From the east side of Loch Awe

From the east side of Loch Awe

From the east side of Loch Awe

View from west side of Loch Awe

View from west side of Loch Awe


Responses

  1. Nice pictures!

    • It’s all so loverly up there, nice pictures are easy, everything is beautiful!


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