Liddesdale Loop road ride, Ardgour
- Location: Ardnamurchan and Morvern
- Starting Point: Corran Ferry
- Trail Length: Around 40 miles
- Time Required: Day/ half day for the fit!
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- O.S. Map: OS Explorer 383, 390, 391
- Parking: At Corran
Trail Description:A superb road ride covering some 40 miles through a quiet corner of Lochaber. Expect to see more wildlife than people, particularly once you leave the main Strontian road. Park at Corran Ferry and take your bike across for free. The ferry runs every half hour.
Turn left and follow the A861 along the loch side heading for Strontian. Expect a climb once the road leaves the coast and turns through Glen Tarbert, but all this height is lost on the other side with a descent back to the sea loch at Loch Sunart. Just before Strontian, turn left towards the Mull ferry at Lochaline. The road again coasts around the loch and then thereís the grinding climb at Liddesdale. The summit is about 280m above sea level and is usually a very welcome site. But again, the pain is worth it as the road descends, steeply at first to the junction with the B80432 where you turn left to Kingairloch. From here itís a roller coaster with a downhill gradient back to the sea. Follow the coast north back to the junction with the A861 just at the entrance to Glen Tarbert again.
Thanks to Ed Daynes of the Clachaig Inn for writing this trail review